The Foresteria offers comfortable accommodations situated in the Castello quarter of Venice, near Campo Santa Maria Formosa and Campo SS. Giovanni e Paolo, in the historic heart of the city. Just a 10-minute walk from Piazza San Marco and from the Rialto bridge.
Follow these directions to arrive at the Foresteria Valdese di Venezia:
From Piazzale Roma, the train station or Tronchetto, take vaporetto n. 2 (or n. 1 from P.le Roma or Train Station-Ferrovia) and get off at Rialto. From there, go to Campo S. Bartolomeo, take the Sottoportego de la Bissa and continue on Salizada S. Lio. At the end, turn left and cross the bridge: this brings you to Campo S. Maria Formosa. Cross the piazza and take Calle Lunga S. Maria Formosa, which is between Hotel Scandinavia and the bar ‘dell’Orologio’. At the end, after the Cavagnis bridge, you will arrive at the Forestera (Travel time by vaporetto from Piazzale Roma to Rialto, 15 minutes; from Tronchetto to Rialto by vaporetto, 25 minutes; from Rialto to the Foresteria, 10 minutes on foot)
From the Marco Polo Airport of Venice, take the Alilaguna vaporetto (blue line: Aereoporto-Murano-F.te Nove), get off at Fondamente Nove, turn left and continue to Fondamenta dei Mendicanti: walk around the Hospital to reach Campo San Giovanni e Paolo. Cross the piazza, continue toward Barbaria de le Tole, then turn right onto Calle dell’Ospedaletto. Cross the two bridges and calle Tetta, then turn left. The Foresteria is just across the Cavagnis bridge in Palazzo Cavagnis (Travel time: from the terminal to the Alilaguna pier, 11 minutes on foot; Alilaguna navigation from the airport to Fondamente Nove, 40 minutes; from Fondamente Nove to the Foresteria, 15 minutes on foot).
GPS coordinates: 45° 26' 15.9720 N - 12° 20' 33.3600" E; Lat/Lon 45.437770 N ; 12.342600 E
1. Please consult the City of Venice pages at the link below to read about proper behaviour in the city: no bicycles, no picnics (except in specific areas), no swimming in the canals, no diving from bridges, etc.
2. Vaporetto timetables
Link to ACTV timetables - http://www.actv.it/muoversiavenezia/orarioserviziodinavigazione
Link to Alilaguna timetables (to and from the airport) - http://www.alilaguna.it/it/linea-blu/blu-orario
3. Accessible itineraries (for persons with reduced movement capacities) - To reach the Foresteria with the least number of bridges (only 1), take the vaporetto to the San Marco San Zaccaria (Danieli) stop. Go to Campo San Provolo and then to Fondamenta de l’Osmarin; cross the Diavolo bridge on the left and go toward campo San Severo, then follow Fondamenta San Severo to the end; turn right, then immediately to the left onto calle de la Madoneta. This will bring you to Cavagnis (enlarge the Google map to see it).
Link to the City of Venice - Accessible Venice pages where you will find useful information and can consult the itineraries without barriers.
Responsible person: Mara Bounous
Reception Desk staff: Alessandro, Barbara, Carolina e Frida
Breakfast and Room Service staff: Adela, Alfonso, Arianna, Dorothy Jean, Eva e Suhaira.