Hotel Antiche Figure it’s the ideal starting point to experience the atmosphere among ‘calli‘ and ‘campielli‘.
We are just a few steps away from the Basilica dei Frari, Scuola Grande di S. Rocco and the Jewish Ghetto, a 10 minute walk will bring you to the Rialto Bridge, the modern Art Museum of Ca’ Pesaro and the Venice Casino.
S. Marco’s Square is easily reachable if you take a pleasant walk of 30 minutes or as an alternative, you can take a relaxing boat ride down the Grand Canal on a Vaporetto (Venice version of a bus). You can enjoy Venice even more from the water, passing underneath its 4 famous bridges: Costituzione,Scalzi, Rialto, Accademia.
After a few minutes, you will arrive at the heart of Venice, San Marco square, where you will Palazzo Ducale, the symbol of the Serenissima Republic. It is an extraordinary building with its bell tower, the clock tower and a breath-taking view of the S. Marco Basin.
Near the hotel…
In the sestiere of Santa Croce, where the hotel is located, and the nearby sestiere of San Polo and Cannaregio you will find many other unmissable sights like:
San Simeone Piccolo (also called San Simeone e Giuda) is a church in the sestiere of Santa Croce in Venice, northern Italy. From across the Grand Canal it faces the railroad terminal serving as entrypoint for most visitors to the city.
Built in 1718-38 by Giovanni Antonio Scalfarotto, the church shows the emerging eclecticism of Neoclassical architecture.
one of the most important churches in Venice, it hosts many outstanding works like Tiziano’s “Assumption”, Antonio Canova’s and Tiziano’s funerary monuments, Donatello’s “St John the Baptist”, Giovanni Bellini’s “The Virgin and Child Enthroned with Two Musician Angels and Sts Nicholas, Peter, Mark, and Benedict”.
Piazza San Marco (known in English as St Mark’s Square), is the principal public square of Venice, where it is generally known just as “the Piazza” (la Piazza). All other urban spaces in the city are called “campi” (fields). A remark usually attributed to Napoleon calls the Piazza San Marco “the drawing room of Europe”.