Hotel/Apartment Venice Question

We are two couples planning five nights in Venice in June 2014 and are looking on Rick's suggestions, VRBO and Cross-pollinate. Does anyone have a favorite recommendation? Also, one couple's flight to Frankfort leaves Marco Polo at 6:45a and I wonder how this works to get to the airport from the accommodation.
Thank you in advance.

Posted by donna
roswell, ga, usa
996 posts

I think they will need to hire a private water taxi for their airport trip, since the Vaporettas do not start till around 5:30. This is going to be expensive. They can spend one night in a hotel near Marco Polo to avoid needing the private water taxi. Haven't used an apartment in Venice, usually only stay 2-3 nights and stay in a small hotel, Hotel Bel Sito.

Posted by Helen
Adelaide, Australia
20 posts

Hi Patricia, my mother and I stayed here in June this year http://www.cafrancesco.com it was very comfortable, well equiped etc.
I have never tried to get to Marco Polo airport early in the morning but there have been some recent discussions about early morning departures so it would be worth searching through previous posts.

Posted by Sam
Green Bay
2257 posts

The vaporetto runs all night, its called the "N" boat. It does stop only at certain docks, but can get you to Piazzale Roma for the first airport bus of the morning. The first bus leaves at 4:35 am and gets to the airport at 5:08 am, shortly after they open the doors. The N boat leaves San Zaccaria (Daniele) at 3:58 am making a few stops along the Grand Canal and gets to P.R. at 4:30 am.
There is an Alilaguna boat departing San Zaccaria (Jolanda) at 3:40 am gets to the airport at 4:59 am. What time is the other couple leaving? Perhaps they could accompany them to the airport so the water taxi fare could be split 4 ways.

Posted by Patricia
Littleton, Colorado, USA
31 posts

Thank you all for the information. I am checking on a rental in the Jewish Ghetto section that says it's about a 10 minute walk to the Piazzale Roma which I believe to be the bus station where one can take the 4:35 bus to Marco Polo. This might be the easiest option but we have not stayed in this section of Venice before. Hopefully, this would not be too far from St. Marks etc.

Posted by Sam
Green Bay
2257 posts

Its actually a tad more than a kilometer, 3/4 of a mile, with one big bridge to go over. The bridge between the train station and Piazzale Roma is extra high so that the larger boats that ply the Grand Canal can get under them, and they are all steps. So if there is a lot of luggage involved, keep that in mind. That is a 15 minute walk for me. It is also a long way to San Marco, of course, you can take the vaporetto. San Marco prices are higher and its more crowded, so the Ghetto area is certainly mellower.