Ca' Formosa Venice / Location


Centrally located in Venice, just a 10-minute walk from the Rialto Bridge and St Mark’s Square.


Welcome to the beating heart of Venice, where history, culture and beauty come together in every corner. Locanda Ca’ Formosa is located in a privileged position, perfect to start your exploration of the city. Here are some gems not to be missed:

Rialto Bridge: Just a 10-minute walk away, the famous Rialto Bridge is an iconic symbol of Venice. Not only a work of art but also a lively meeting point, surrounded by traditional shops and markets.

Piazza San Marco: In less than 15 minutes, you will find yourself in the legendary Piazza San Marco. Here, admire the magnificence of St Mark’s Cathedral, the Doge’s Palace and the ancient clock tower Torre dell’Orologio. Don’t forget to enjoy a coffee in one of its historic cafés!

How to get there

Arriving in Venice is like entering another world, a place where time seems to stand still amidst canals and historic palaces. And the journey to Locanda Ca’ Formosa is the first step in this magical experience. Whether you come for business or pleasure, we have prepared clear and simple directions for you to our inn in the heart of Venice. Discover below the most convenient way for you!



At Mestre: The cheapest option is to leave your car in one of the car parks in front of Mestre station (the town just before Venice) then cross the road and take the first train from Mestre to Venezia Santa Lucia (they are frequent and you will arrive in Venice in just 10 minutes).

At Tronchetto Venice: The car park on the island of Tronchetto is just after the Ponte della Libertà which connects the mainland to Venice.
They do not take reservations but you can conveniently check availability at:

In Piazzale Roma Venice: The most convenient option is to leave your car in one of the car parks in Piazzale Roma (the bus and waterbus terminal): this is the furthest point you can drive to.
In this case we recommend Autorimessa Comunale or Garage San Marco. For Autorimessa Comunale it is best to call and book
+39 412727301 as well as for Garage San Marco +39 0415232213.
From Tronchetto and Piazzale Roma we recommend taking the Line 2 waterbus and getting off at Rialto.
From Rialto to Ca’ Formosa it is a 10-minute walk following the signs for the Palazzo Grimani museum.

From the Santa Lucia station: Exit the station and go to the Grand Canal bank where you will find the vaporetto stop and the ticket office.
You might consider buying a ticket for 24/48/72 hours, depending on your plans (more information about this at this link:
The vaporetto to take is line 1 or line 2 The stop where you get off is Rialto, then walk for 10 minutes towards Campo Santa Maria Formosa. We are located next to the Palazzo Grimani Museum (Castello 4857).

Discover the territory

Palazzo Grimani Museum

The Palazzo Grimani Museum, located in the heart of Venice, is a historical and artistic gem that enchants visitors with its rich history and extraordinary works of art. This Renaissance palace, once the residence of the noble Grimani family, is located in the Castello district, near Santa Maria Formosa.
Palazzo Grimani Museum