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The sestiere of San Marco is a neighborhood in the heart of Venice, and lodging in this area means easy access to the most attractive places in the city. The refined Hotel Gorizia “A La Valigia” enjoys a privileged location placing it among the best hotels near Piazza San Marco.
The only plaza in Venice is a large area paved in stone from Istria, surrounded by the Procuratie, dominated by the height of the bell tower and by the Byzantine splendor of the basilica. In this marvelous salon you have the luxury of being seated in the eighteenth century Caffè Florian or enjoying an aperitif at sunset, at the Gran Caffè Concerto Chioggia, with one of the most beautiful views of the basin of San Marco, surrounded by the romantic melodies of its orchestra.
The visit to the Palazzo Ducale is a must-see stop on your stay in Venice. Once inside, you will be amazed by the magnificence of the Sala del Maggior Consiglio and the nearby Ponte dei Sospiri (Bridge of Sighs), one of the greatest attractions in the city. From the opposite side, in front of the basilica, the Napoleonic wing of the Procuratie hosts the museum, Museo Correr, and its collection dedicated to the history of Venice.
As soon as you exit Hotel Gorizia “A La Valigia”, traveling towards Rialto, you will find yourself in the area of haberdasheries among high fashion shops, jewelry stores, and famous display windows of Murano; a moment of shopping that will bring you to into the presence of one of the architectural symbols of Venice: the Ponte di Rialto.
Heading toward Campo Manin, you will be surprised by the circular stairway of Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo, an attractive corner of Venice worthy of your attention.
Nearby, the cultural offerings of Palazzo Fortuny and the splendid Chiesa di Santa Maria del Giglio are part of a surprising itinerary in Venice that seems to have no end.
The “Marco Polo” airport is 14 km from Venice. The Alilaguna boat, leaving from the airport wharf, will bring you to Piazza San Marco in approximately 1 hour. From the piazza, continue in the direction of Campo San Luca; in five minutes you will reach Calle dei Fabbri where Hotel Gorizia awaits. As an alternative, take a water taxi, agreeing to the rate before departure, or use the Atvo and Actv bus services taking you to Piazzale Roma in 30 minutes. Continue as described below.
On arriving at Piazzale Roma leave your car in a paid parking area and head to the ferry stop. Line 2 will take you to the Rialto stop in 15 minutes, get out of the ferry and turn immediately right, passing a small bridge, and turning left, you will find Calle Bembo, following which you will reach our hotel; line 1 will take you to Rialto in 25 minutes, on leaving the ferry, turn into Calle Bembo in front of the landing, which becomes Calle dei Fabbri where you will find hotel Gorizia on the left.
On arriving at the station of Santa Lucia take line 2 of the ferry, which will take you to the Rialto stop in 10 minutes. At this point, continue as described above.