Venezia Santa Lucia railway station
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Member Reviews (4)
- Venezia Santa Lucia railway stationMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 4Nov 20, 2013
This is a very busy train station that seems to have outgrown its britches. In other words, it's overwhelmed for its size. This isn't one of Europe's most glamorous train stations but it's clean, safe and has a few decent snack bar type places to grab a bite while waiting for your train. There's not much seating at all here, so be prepared to stand while you wait. The station is easily reached by public vaporetto, local buses or water taxis. Be warned that there are lots of steps at the base of this station so don't try to lug too many suitcases with you! It's a hard climb!
- Venezia Santa Lucia railway stationMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6First to ReviewOct 12, 2013
I have always enjoyed the contrast of Santa Lucia Train Station. One one side are the tracks and when you walk out the front door, there's the Grand Canal, with a Vaporetto or pedestrian bridge to take you where you want to go, including a fascinating 40 minute walk to St. Mark's Square.
The Station itself is small, with no seating areas to speak of, and with a lot of people ready and going from A to B. If you're looking for a last minute gift before leaving town, you'll kick yourself for not shopping earlier. And if you have an open ticket, don't forget to find the green machine to validate.
I have both arrived and departed from Santa Lucia Train Station over the years. This time around, Gayle and I were leaving town after a wonderful 1 week Cruise and a couple of days wandering around Venice. Next stop? Bolzan/Bozen and the Dolomites (via Verona).