Piazzale Roma
Piazzale Roma
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Neighborhood: Santa Croce
Santa Croce gained importance as a sestiere (district) when Piazzale Roma was created in the 1930s to bring cars and buses close to the center of Venice. Constitution Bridge spans the Grand Canal linking Piazzale Roma to the train station. This area buzzes with energy from travelers and students. Historic palaces and former industrial buildings house some departments of Ca' Foscari and IUAV Architecture universities. On the Fondaco dei Turchi, Venice's Museum of Natural History offers Venetians prehistoric thrills, plus an overview of lagoon fish and wildlife. The Grand Canal, northern boundary of Santa Croce, is lined with palaces and decorated by the tall green dome of San Simeon Piccolo. Ca' Pesaro attracts Venetians to its contemporary art exhibitions. The Grand Canal exposes only one face of these buildings. On the opposite side, the palace often interacts with a square or a busy street to represent its neighborhood identity.
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Robert O
Rotterdam, The Netherlands3,321 contributions
Sep 2021
This small square is the gateway to the historic city of Venice. If you arrive by bus or tram, this is the end stop. The railwaystation is just a short distance away across the northern tip of the Grand Canal. Just follow the crowds passing the 'glass' bridge.

Most people continue their journey from the piazzale Roma on foot. Taking a watertaxi or public transportation by boat is expensive (20€ one-day pass, or 7.50€ one-way trip). Most people walk to Piazza San Marco (marked route eastside of the Grand Canal), but to continue on foot to the more quiet Dorsoduro neighborhood (westside of the Grand Canal) is also an option.

To walk from Venezia Mestre to Piazzale Roma along the liberty bridge is an interesting alternative for using motorized transport. It is just under 9 km. It took me one and a half hour.
Written September 6, 2021
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Menno
Utrecht, The Netherlands974 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
Although parking this near the city center might be near-impossible in high season, it is a very convenient starting point.
We were offseason and ín Coronatimes, so parking here was no problem.
26€ for 24 hrs.
Mind you: after paying the ticket you have to leave the parkinglot within 1,5 hours. So don’t pay unless you’re planning on leaving soon.
We saw someone paying while leaving into the city (so they didnt have to do so lateron). That’s not recommendable.
Written September 17, 2020
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margaritaCalgary
Calgary, Canada111 contributions
Sep 2022
This is a massive and chaotically busy bus station with heavy bus and taxi traffic. Volume must be over 200 buses per day. Lanes are labelled but looking for where you want to catch your next bus is somewhat bewildering.

On our trip, we needed to transfer to/from a vaporetto (water bus). On arrival, we managed to secure a luggage porter; however, on departure (on a tight schedule to catch a flight), there were no porters to be found. This was around 0710h.

A nice aspect to all this is that vaporetto passes were also valid on the airport bus. Often is was not necessary to present your pass (vaporettos and buses).
Written September 21, 2022
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besf
Antwerpen64 contributions
May 2022
Most of the people leave their car at Piazzale Roma. Too expensive. You better leave your car just outside Venice. You will pay only 5.5 Euro a day (plus the ticket for the bus. It's only one stop from Piazzale Roma). We have chosen venicecitypark, but there are many others.
Written May 31, 2022
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JaakkoTapio
Helsinki, Finland577 contributions
Feb 2020
This northern part of Town Venice could be described as " a collection point" or connections to everywhere, as all traffic modes can be seen here: railway, tram, buses (coming from inland and district ) and even futuristic "People Mover" light train. And as cars are not allowed to drive into city center, there are two options: by water bus (or other boats) or by walking (which is not bad idea without baggage ). So you can see many kind of traffic but if you wanna go ahead into center , just 2 options to use.

There is nice modern bridge over canal (Canal Grande) towards railway station (ferrovia). And don't forget (especially when walking) that there is not so popular area nearby, where you can find local facilities , Venice citizens, in they everyday works.
Written February 9, 2020
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Traveller of the world
1,412 contributions
Mar 2022 • Solo
You will at some point come here if you are staying in the historic part of Venice.  Most of the airport buses stop here.  You can then get public transport (water bus) to the historical areas of Venice.  There is a place where you can get a taxi too.  Having said this, on the night I was there I had to wait twenty minutes.  Very few but thankfully the line was not long.  Other than that, not much going on.  Dirty with a few stalls where you can get snacks.  Busy and lively.
Written March 14, 2022
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Irving, TX33 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
This is right next to water taxi station and this is where the bus from the airport drops you off. So going anywhere from here - you would end up seeing this. It is a beautiful place - but true about other paces in Venice. Spending 15 min in this bridge and taking photographs is all you need here.
Written January 8, 2020
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Rosemary M
Edinburgh, UK60 contributions
Jul 2022 • Family
I had only 8 hours in Venice before my flight. The airport has a wonderful left luggage area. It was so easy to check in our luggage then take the boat into Venice. Decided to go to the lido . Had lunch and spent afternoon there. I have been to Venice many times before so just wanted to spend a pleasant few hours.
We were dreading having to sit at airport with luggage. Lovely and very easy airport
Written July 25, 2022
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Norma G
Toronto, Canada66 contributions
Sep 2019 • Couples
Everyone please be careful. There are groups of men who work in 3 or 4 person little groups who pretend to help you with your ticket onto the vaporetto (boat down the grande canal) and
They will push you and not let you move and when you are confused and disoriented one of them will steal your entire wallet !!! Shameful. Mine was zipped inside a small purse which was inside a larger purse and they opened it and helped themselves while
Crushing me and not letting me get to where my husband
Was standing. Just awful.
Written September 14, 2019
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barbaraanne352
Tavistock, UK36 contributions
Jul 2018 • Family
We arrived at Piazzale Roma by bus from Marco Polo Airport. It is a busy transport hub close to the railway station. We had lots of luggage as we were going to a wedding. We were told our hotel was ten minute walk away. We were not told the walk involved going up and down the many steps over the bridges. Luckily we discovered that there are porters who will take your luggage on their trollies whilst you walk beside them to the hotel. It cost 20 euros with the trolley piled high with our cases. I can honestly say it was worth it. I do not know how we could have managed without this help.
We booked a porter to help us from the hotel, on our return journey.
Written August 8, 2018
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