Hotel near Venice Casino

| Guest House in Venice near Ca' d'Oro and the Franchetti Gallery, convenient to the Venice Casino Ca' Vendramin Calergi |

Location

The Locanda del Ghetto is located in Campo del Ghetto Nuovo, Venice's historic ghetto, next door to the Jewish Museum. The Guglie vaporetto stop is only 2 minutes away and the San Marcuola stop on the Grand Canal is only 5 minutes away. Of all the hotels and guesthouses in Venice, the Locanda del Ghetto is ideally located in Venice's historic center. Here you can experience the evocative ambiance of the old ghetto, visit its museum and synagogues, and rediscover the typical flavors of the Jewish bakeries and restaurants in the neighborhood.


Built in 1561, Venice's Ghetto is the oldest in the world. Over the centuries, it has preserved its characteristic architecture of tall, many-storied buildings that accommodated the large population. The six synagogues were built between the early 16th to mid-17th centuries by the Ghetto's various Jewish communities: the Ashkenazi Tedesca and Canton Scholas (synagogues), the Italian Schola, and the Sephardic Levantine and Spanish Scholas. These buildings are important monuments of Jewish history, art, and faith.

Today the Ghetto is the center for Jewish religious and administrative institutions (in addition to the synagogues, next to the Locanda del Ghetto is the Jewish Museum, with its extensive collection of traditional artifacts). Secluded from the tourist hustle and bustle, the neighborhood is remarkably peaceful. Yet it lies just steps from the vaporettos that take you in only 10 minutes to the Rialto Bridge, St. Mark's Square, Murano the island of glass, and to some of Venice's most famous palazzos and museums.


In a few minutes on foot from the Locanda del Ghetto, you can reach Strada Nova, the long, lively walkway that leads to Rialto; Ca' d'Oro, the marvelous Gothic palazzo overlooking the Canal Grande that houses the Galleria Franchetti, a collection of important Italian and Flemish paintings; and Ca' Vendramin Calergi, epitome of Venetian Renaissance architecture, today home of the Venice Casino.

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How to reach us

By plane

From the Venice Marco Polo Airport (13 km): By boat: take the Alilaguna Lines (Ticket 12.00 Euros) that leave from the airport's landing dock and arrive at the Guglie stop (2 minutes on foot from the Locanda) or take the Alilaguna taxi (by booking at least 5 days in advance, transfer is 25.00 Euros per person). Alternatively, by land and vaporetto: take the ATVO shuttle to Piazzale Roma (the bus and car terminal), then take ACTV vaporetto No. 42 or 52 to the Guglie stop, or No. 1 or 2 to the San Marcuola stop.

From the Treviso San Giuseppe Airport (33 km): take the ATVO shuttle bus to Piazzale Roma (the bus and car terminal) then take vaporetto lines ACTV No. 42 or 52 to the Guglie stop, or No. 1 or 2 to the San Marcuola stop.
From the Guglie and San Marcuola vaporetto stops, follow the directions under "By train: Guglie/San Marcuola stops."

By train

The Santa Lucia Train Station is in Venice's historic center, on the Canal Grande. From there, take ACTV vaporetto lines No. 42 or 52 to the Guglie stop, or No. 1 or 2 to the San Marcuola stop.

From the Guglie stop you can reach the Locanda in two minutes on foot. Turn left along the Fondamenta Pescheria and enter the passageway to the old ghetto on your right. Keep straight, cross the bridge, and enter the square Campo del Ghetto Nuovo. You've arrived: the Locanda del Ghetto is on the side of the square in front of you, next to the Jewish Museum.

The hotel is only 5 minutes away from the San Marcuola stop. Go down the street in front of the vaporetto stop and turn left after the church, then right on Rio Terà del Cristo. At the end, turn right on Rio Terà San Leonardo then onto Farsetti. After about 100 meters, turn left on Calle Nuova. Keep going straight until you reach Campo del Ghetto Nuovo. You've arrived.

By car

After you pass the toll plaza, follow signs for Venezia. Once you have crossed the long Ponte della Libertà (Liberty Bridge), you are in Venice. Leave your car in the Tronchetto parking garage (on your right after the bridge) or in one of the other garages in Piazzale Roma, the bus and car terminal. From Tronchetto take ACTV vaporetto lines 1 or 2 to the San Marcuola stop or take bus No. 6 to Piazzale Roma and change there to vaporetto lines 42 or 52 to the Guglie stop.

From the Guglie and San Marcuola vaporetto stops follow directions under "By train: Guglie/San Marcuola stops."