SAN SERVOLO ISLAND
San Servolo is an island located just in front of San Marco Square. Its meeting spaces are situated in the context of beautiful and expansive parkland with a view to Saint Mark’s Square, just an eight minute vaporetto trip away.
The island has splendid parkland with centuries old trees; a cloister and an eighteenth century church, a terrific view and terraces facing onto the lagoon.
How to get to Venice and to San Servolo
The two airports closest to Venice are the following:
- Venice International Airport “Marco Polo” (VCE, http://www.veniceairport.it)
Approx. 13 km from Venice.
The International Airport “Marco Polo” is a major airport with flights from/to over a hundred international destinations.
How to get to Venice:
Alilaguna private waterbus service will take you to San Marco via Murano, the Lido, and the Arsenale. Tickets cost 12.00 € and can be purchased in the arrivals section of the airport or directly on board. Boats depart hourly. For timetables and further information visit Alilaguna official website (http://www.alilaguna.it/).
- Venice-Treviso Airport (TSF, http://www.trevisoairport.it)
Approx. 30 km from Venice.
Treviso Airport is a smaller, "urban" airport, part of the Venice Airport System.
How to get to Venice:
from Treviso Airport take an ATVO public bus to Venice Piazzale Roma.
You can reach Venice by car via the following motorways:
from Eastern European Countries (Slovenia, Croazia, Romania, Bulgaria, Ungheria) via Trieste, exit “Venice”
from West European Countries (France, Switzerland, Belgium, U.K., etc.) via Turin and Milan, exit “Venice”
from Bologna, Florence, Rome, Naples and all of southern Italy, exit “Venice”.
Parking in Venice:
there are two major parking areas at Piazzale Roma: the Autorimessa Comunale (http://www.asmvenezia.it/), and the Garage S. Marco (http://www.garagesanmarco.it/).
An alternative is the large car park on Tronchetto island (http://www.veniceparking.it/); from here you can reach Venice using the ACTV boat line 2.
There is only one railway station in (the island of) Venice:
“Venezia Santa Lucia”, near Piazzale Roma. Located in the heart of historic Venice, it is easily reachable from Europe and Italy. See http://www.trenitalia.it for connections and timetables.
How to get to San Servolo:
- From Venice city centre to San Servolo (ACTV public transport system):
Line 20 from San Marco (boat stop "San Zaccaria Monumento"). It leaves from the "Riva degli Schiavoni", in front of the Londra Palace Hotel. 10-minute-journey.
- From Piazzale Roma / train station to San Servolo:
Public water bus n°1, n° 51, n° 41, or n° 61 direction "Lido". Get off at San Zaccaria. From here make your way to the "San Zaccaria Monumento“ stop to take line 20.
- From the Lido to San Servolo:
Boat n°5.2, n° 2 or n° 1 to the “San Zaccaria Monumento” boat stop and change to boat n°20..
Map of San Servolo island: