Located in the heart of Venice, the Hotel Bonvecchiati has the most privileged position of any 4-star hotel in Venice: the hotel is in Calle Goldoni, just a 3-minute walk from Saint Mark’s Square and 5 minutes from the Rialto Bridge; the Rialto stop of the vaporetti that will take you to the Grand Canal and the Venice Lido is also 5 minutes away.
How to reach us
From Venice’s “Marco Polo” Airport (7 km)
Take the shuttle from the airport to the wet dock, where you can take a private water taxi that will get you in about 40 minutes directly to the hotel, or get a motorboat from the Alilaguna line to Rialto. *
Take the ATVO shuttle to Venice – Piazzale Roma, and from there you can continue via water taxi, which takes you in 15 minutes directly to the hotel, or lines 1 and 2 of the public steamboat service that get to Ponte di Rialto in 15 minutes, from where you can get on foot to the hotel in about 3 minutes. *
From the “Antonio Canova” Airport in Treviso (30 km)
Take the ATVO Eurobus shuttle to Venice – Piazzale Roma, and from there you can continue via water taxi, which takes you in 15 minutes directly to the hotel, or lines 1 and 2 of the public steamboat service that get to Ponte di Rialto in 15 minutes, from where you can get on foot to the hotel in about 3 minutes.*
Water taxis leave from the foundation in front the Venice Santa Lucia station, which take you in 15 minutes directly to the Bonvecchiati Hotel, or lines 1 and 2 of the public steamboat service that get to Ponte di Rialto in 15 minutes, from where you can get on foot to the hotel in about 3 minutes.*
From the highway you can follow the indications to Venice. Park your car in the parking space on the island of Tronchetto (on the right, after the long bridge linking Venice to the mainland) or the one in Piazzale Roma, the car terminal. Then take a private water taxi that will get you directly to the hotel in 20 minutes, or take public steamboat lines 1 and 2 to Rialto. Get off at Ponte di Rialto after 15-20 minutes and continue on foot for 3 minutes until you reach the hotel.*
* After docking, please see the detailed route on the map in PDF format
The walk through the area around the hotel is a true pleasure: Fondamenta Orseolo follows the canal and will take you to Saint Mark’s Square crossing the Orseolo Basin, a picturesque gondola station (the largest in Venice) that holds scores of boats, creating one of Venice’s most characteristic sights.
After you pass under the portico, you will find the spectacle of Saint Mark’s Square opening up before you. The long porticos of the Procuratie define the perimeter of the Square and frame Saint Mark’s Basilica with its splendid Byzantine shapes adorned with spires, gothic pinnacles and glittering mosaics.
The temple of Venice’s civil and religious life and the maximum expression of Venice’s greatness, for 1,000 years Saint Mark’s Basilica was the Doge’s Chapel and Church of State and its interiors are a historical and artistic tour of Venetian civilization of unimaginable wealth. Entirely covered by gilded mosaics that are among the most beautiful in the world, it envelopes the visitors in a unique spiritual and artistic atmosphere. The light pink mass of the Doge’s Palace that faces the Basilica is one of the highest examples of the “gotico fiorito” style and was once the Doge’s residence and the heart of Venice’s political and administrative life.
Here, also, the art and grandeur of the interiors will leave you flabbergasted. Salons and teleri (large paintings on canvas covering the ceilings and walls) celebrate Venice’s glory in a succession of masterpieces.
After so many emotions, you will enjoy a pleasant pause at one of the Square’s historic cafés. Carlo Goldoni, Stendhal, Lord Byron and Turner stopped at the Florian and Quadri for coffee.
Just as Saint Mark’s Square is the heart of Venice’s art, history and faith, the Rialto has always been the city’s commercial center. From the Hotel Bonvecchiati you can get there in 5 minutes on foot, passing through lively lanes and picturesque squares filled with artisans’ workshops and designer boutiques for those who love Shopping.
The characteristic Rialto Bridge crosses the Grand Canal and takes you to the heart of the fruit and vegetable market. The colorful stands offer the early produce from Sant’Erasmo, Venice’s island vegetable garden, while a little farther on, the Pescheria offersmoeche and masenete (crabs), schie (lagoon prawns), some of the lagoon’s crustaceans and fish that, along with the vegetables from Sant’Erasmo are transformed into authentic delicacies on the tables of the Bonvecchiati’s restaurant La Terrazza.