Hotel Continental is on Canal Grande in Lista di Spagna, just before the beginning of Strada Nova, one of the city's main pedestrian streets and unquestionably the most picturesque stroll which runs between the train station and leads to Rialto. There are many shops along the way for shopping fans, numerous "bacari" (traditional Venetian snack bars) and a colorful neighborhood market near Ponte delle Guglie. The hotel is also just steps from the train station and Piazzale Roma. To get to the most famous sights such as Rialto or San Marco, just follow the route which passes in front of the hotel or take a vaporetto from the Ferrovia stop located a few minutes from the Continental.
Public transportation leaves from here and runs along all of the wonderful Canal Grande stopping near the most important monuments and museums, including Ca' Vendramin Calergi, home to Venice's Casino, Ca' D'Oro, a splendid example of 15th century architecture, the Gallerie dell'Accademia, the most important gallery in Venice and among the most important in the world, the Collezione Peggy Gugghenheim, an excellent collection of contemporary American art and then head for the Giardini, the exposition site of Biennale di Venezia and Lido, the city's beach where the Venice Film Festival is held each year. For those who wish to grant themselves all comforts, the hotel has a landing on Canal Grande, where it is possible to take a water taxi.
The hotel is just a short walk from Venice's Santa Lucia train station. When you leave the station go left. Hotel Continental is 200 meters from here on the right on Lista di Spagna.
From Venice's "Marco Polo" airport:
With ATVO Eurobus (cancellare la parola) bus to Piazzale Roma in 45 minutes. Then cross the Bridge of the Constitution (also called Calatrava) and go straight for 400 meters, pass in front of the railway station of S. Lucia and straight along Lista di Spagna, where the hotel is located 200 meters on the right.
Park in Piazzale Roma, then cross the Bridge of the Constitution (also called Calatrava) and go straight for 400 meters, pass in front of the railway station of Santa Lucia and straight along Lista di Spagna, where the hotel is located 200 meters on the right.