Location

Housed in an elegant fifteenth century Venetian palazzo, the Hotel Ai Mori d'Oriente is located between the Grand Canal and the ferry stop near the Madonna dell'Orto church, illustrious example of Venetian Gothic architecture. The ferry dock for the Murano, Burano and Torcello islands is just a stone's throw away.

In a quiet corner still near the shopping streets, the hotel is located in the picturesque Cannaregio quarter: a short walk will lead you to famous attractions like the Strada Nuova, the Rialto market, St. Mark's Square or Ca' Vendramin Calergi palazzo, home to the Venice municipal casino.


The Venice Jewish ghetto
Captivating treasures concealed behind the austere facade of the tall buildings in Campo del Ghetto Novo, the ancient Jewish quarter: a must see, the synagogues and Jewish museum, if you want to retrace the venerable Jewish art, culture, tradition and spirituality through an exhibit of priceless documents and artifacts.
Legends and mysteries in Campo dei Mori
Various alluring interpretations, as is the rule for Venetian circumstances, lurk around the identity of the characters sculpted on the palazzos in Campo dei Mori.
A camel adorns the Palazzo Mastelli or “del cammello”, probably built by the three trade brothers Afani, Rioba and Sand. Their Mastelli nickname probably originates from the fact that these items were their trade tools.
On the Fondamenta dei Mori, near the Sotoportego del Porton dei Mori near Tintoretto's birthplace, another merchant in Oriental garb observes us behind impenetrable eyes. It's said that he was a camel driver who settled in Venice after a suffering a broken heart.
With his unmistakable iron nose, Venetian icon, “Sior Antonio Rioba” stands at the corner of Campo dei Mori. Probably a descendant of the three Rioba brothers, he represented the popular discontent, tormenting the Venetian Republic authorities with his satire. His head, recently damaged by vandals, was found and restored.
A fairy-tale Venice
Hotel Ai Mori d'Oriente guests are served tantalizing cocktails in the same spot as the former Locanda La Pergola, the preferred stomping grounds for writer and illustrator Hugo Pratt, author of the Venetian adventures of Corto Maltese.
The view of the canale della Sensa from this enchanting American bar, called the Oasi d'Oriente, is the perfect aperitif to a pleasant stroll around the hotel: a scattering of typical Venetian inns, captivating architecture and hidden courtyards add to the enchanting and magical atmosphere. Campo Sant'Alvise, where the Gothic church houses precious paintings by Tiepolo could be a romantic place to stop.

How to reach us

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By plane

From the Venice Marco Polo airport (VCE) you can reach the city center by land, in taxi or bus, or by sea in a water taxi or Alilaguna ferry.
By land:
Take an ATVO taxi or bus or ACTV bus 5 to Piazzale Roma where you can continue by ferry (lines 1 - 4.2 – 5.2). From any of the ACTV ferries you take (1 - 4.2 – 5.2), the hotel is only a 7-minute walk away from the recommended stop. (For further information on public transportation, visit the actv website (www.actv.it).
By sea:
Exit the airport and follow the signs for Darsena on the left (5 minute walk) where you can take a water taxi or Alilaguna ferry (orange).
From the Treviso Antonio Canova airport (TSF) you can take the ATVO bus to Venice-Piazzale Roma where you can continue by ferry (lines 1 - 4.2 – 5.2).
From any of the ACTV ferries you take (1 - 4.2 – 5.2), the hotel is only a 7-minute walk away from the recommended stop (For further information on public transportation, visit the actv website (www.actv.it).

By train

If you arrive by train, water taxis or the ACTV public ferries stops for lines 1 - 4.2 – 5.2 are right outside the S. Lucia Venice station.
From any of the ACTV ferries you take (1 - 4.2 – 5.2), the hotel is only a 7-minute walk away from the recommended stop (For further information on public transportation, visit the actv website (www.actv.it).

By car

Arriving by car from the A57 - A4 Passante di Mestre or A27 highways, take the Venice exit and follow the expressway to Venice.
After 3 km, take the "Ponte della Libert" bridge (NB be careful of speed limits in both directions) and, at the end, after the traffic light, you'll reach "Piazzale Roma" where you can park your car at the Municipal Garage of San Marco Garage; alternatively, park at "Tronchetto", next to Piazzale Roma, turning right at the traffic light.
From both garages you can take the public ferries (ACTV) or water taxi to the hotel.
From any of the ACTV ferries you take (1 - 4.2 – 5.2), the hotel is only a 7-minute walk away from the recommended stop (For further information on public transportation, visit the actv website (www.actv.it).
Getting off the ferry at the S. Marcuola / Casino' dock ( line 1 ), cross the Campo facing the church and turn left behind the church. Continue on Rio Terr del Cristo, on your right, and then straight down Rio Terr Farsetti to the wooden bridge. After the bridge, turn right, continue down the first street on your left, Calle del Forno, and, you'll find the hotel at the end.
Getting off the ferry at the Orto (Madonna dell'Orto dock / Alilaguna lines 4.2 – 5.2 (orange) from the Marco Polo VCE airport, continue down Calle Larga Piave to Fondamenta della Madonna dell'Orto. Next, turn right along the Fondamenta, and, after the bridge, continue down Calle Loredan. The hotel is at the end of the Calle, on the left. (For further information on public transportation, visit the actv website (www.actv.it).

By ship

From the CRUISE TERMINAL (Costa, Carnival, P&O, Princess, Cunard, Aida, etc) you can catch a private water taxi that will take you straight to the hotel (20 mins) or walk till the near “People Mover-Monorail” Station until Piazzale Roma where you can reach the ACTV public waterbus (Vaporetto) stops for line 1 or 4.2 - 5.2 and get off at the nearest stop depending on the line you got in. Line 1 is suggested.

From the San Basilio Terminal (Venezialines, Windstar, Yachts Charter, Club Med) you can catch either a private water taxi (YELLOW LABEL) that will get you straight to the hotel (20 mins) or take the ACTV Waterbus / Vaporetto (line 2 direction Piazzale Roma – Rialto) from the nearby stop and get off at San Marcuola/Casino’ stop. Be sure that you are on the line 2 waternus that stops at San Marcuola bacause not all stop depending on day and time.