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Right where you want to be at a economic rate . You get off the water bus at Rialto bridge walk for a few mins , leave bags in secure area then check in 100m away it's really not difficult! Comfortable 3 star . We...More
the most annoying part of the stay was the check in place was different from the building where we were staying and its inconvenient to find the place in narrow dark alleyways of Venice, double rooms are pretty small but it was clean and well...More
arrived late and welcomed warmly, lovely breakfast in room, really helpful allowed us to leave baggage on day of leaving so we could explore more. Got lost a few times but that just added to the experience! thank you san lio
San Lio is affiliated with another Inn a couple minutes walk a way and our room ended up being in that affiliated Inn. The location was really great, close to St. Marks Square, Rialto Bridge and lots of shops. It's very confusing to find at...More
Nice staff, rich breakfast, good rooms for a reasonable price. The building is at a really good location, close to Rialto and Saint Mark's square. Everything went smooth with the booking and the staff was really helpful and kind.
Castello is the largest of the six sestieri (districts), and the only one not facing onto the Grand Canal. More than half of Castello is situated within Arsenale, the naval base, which occupies over one-fifth the area of Venice. This gentrified maritime neighbourhood feels busy but casual. Castello’s side streets are laid back, with small boats lining canals criss-crossed by laundry. Semiannual exhibitions add a
strong artsy current to the Arsenale area. Via Garibaldi in Castello, with its shops and bars, has one of Venice's rare straight and wide boulevards. When a large ship turns around the Lido to enter the Giudecca Canal, the startling sight creates an illusion that it will run aground right on Via Garibaldi! Families treasure Giardini near the island's tip, green with rare trees and grass, and Riva degli Schiavoni is a popular spot for Venetians to take a stroll to watch the sunset.
I agree with Teresa, catch the water ferry. We took the Blue line to Fondamente Nuove, but it is probably a 20 - 30 minute walk, and we got thoroughly lost. Rialto bridge is a far better idea, as it's only a couple of... More
I agree with Teresa, catch the water ferry. We took the Blue line to Fondamente Nuove, but it is probably a 20 - 30 minute walk, and we got thoroughly lost. Rialto bridge is a far better idea, as it's only a couple of streets away. There is a small square with a pharmacy on the corner, next door to that is a coffee bar, and the green door is opposite. Make sure you get a decent map of Venice, DON'T use google maps as we did, the streets they tell you to follow don't even exist in real life! Once you get to San Lio Tourist House, there will be a card with a map to the check-in site, it's fairly easy to find. Enjoy Venice, and spend a day just getting lost, it's all part of the fun, you find some beautiful places completely by accident.