How to reach the “Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti” (see map)
“Palazzo Franchetti” is located in Campo S. Stefano near Piazza San Marco.
For those arriving by plane at Marco Polo Airport which is located about 13 km from Venice the easiest way to reach Venice is by sea.
ALILAGUNA is a public water taxi company which offers a service (the Lancione) that goes from the airport to "Calle Vallaresso", near Piazza San Marco, which is at a walking distance from the "Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti". The crossing takes abt. 1 hour 10 minutes. The Lancione connects more or less with all flights. The ticket for this boat (Lancione) costs € 13,00 and can be purchased at the ALILAGUNA taxi stand at the end of the arrival hall (opening hours: from 8 am to 11.30 pm).
For the timetable, please, see: www.alilaguna.it
You can also take a private water taxi from the airport directly to your final destination (the cost is abt. € 100,00 (1-4 people)).
From the airport you can also take the public Bus (ATVO), Line 35 (the cost is € 3,00) or a land taxi to Piazzale Roma (the cost is abt. € 40,00) and from there catch a public boat (Vaporetto) to the stop closest to your final destination (see details in the next paragraph).
For those arriving by train at the Railway Station or by car at the parking garage at Piazzale Roma (see map) there are several possibilities. To go directly to the "Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti" one can take the Vaporetto (ACTV), Line 1 or Line 2 (the cost is € 6.50) (every 10 minutes from 7:00 until 21:00; every 20/30 minutes afterwards) to the stop Accademia. From there you have to cross the "Ponte dell'Accademia" and on your right you will find “Palazzo Franchetti”. You can also take a private water taxi from the Railway Station to your final destination (the cost is about € 70,00).
If you prefer to walk you can go along the following itineraries:
Red itinerary: from rail station or Piazzale Roma to the conference site.
Green itinerary: the same along the shortest way, including a public gondola (the cost is € 0,50) to cross Canal Grande.
Purple itinerary: from the conference site to Hotel Europa & Regina and to the Mosaics of San Marco Church.