Rialto and San Marco can be reached with a very pleasant 20-minute to half an hour stroll along Strada Nova, a bustling and picturesque street full of shops an the typical bacari, the inns of Venice. When in Rialto you will enjoy the Ponte lined with the characteristic shops and in San Marco you will take in the beauty of the marvelous Piazza, with the Basilica, the Palazzo Ducale, and the Procuratie with Museo Correr and Biblioteca Marciana.
must itinerary is the water one on the Canal Grande.
Departing from “Ferrovia”- a 10-minute walk from the hotel-, by taking the vaporetto of either line 1 or 2 you will be able to appreciate Ca’ Vendramin Calergi, the site of the Casinò, Ca’ Pesaro, Museo d’arte moderna, Ca’ d’Oro of superb late gothic architecture, just some of the palaces that follow one after another in a variety of marvelous styles and shapes.
The vaporetti also stop atAccademia, where can be found the Gallerie that house masterpieces of Venetian art such as Giorgione, Titian, Veronese and many others, at Chiesa della Salute the superb 17th century work by Longhena, and then you will have arrived at St. Mark’s.
Very close to the hotel there are true jewels of art and history such as the baroque Palazzo Surian, which at one time was the French embassy that had as one of its many guests the philosopher Rousseau, Palazzo Labia, a sumptuous 18th century residence with beautiful frescoes by Tiepolo and the suggestive Ghetto di Venezia, that unwinds in a maze of narrow streets and small squares around Campo del Ghetto Novo, where you can find Museo Ebraico and the Schole, the five synagogues of the Ghetto.