Wake Forest University
Casa Artom – Venice Campus
How to get here from the Airport
There are several ways to get to the city center from the Venice airport Marco Polo:
Speedboats docked just outside of the terminal can whisk up to five passengers and their luggage directly to Casa Artom for about 110 euros.
Call Casa Artom if you intend to arrive this way, as someone must unlock the Grand Canal entry way.
Water Bus Alilaguna
A large boat that can accommodate around forty passengers. You must take the “blue line” which passes through the Lido and San Marco and costs 15 euros. In about one hour and twenty minutes, it takes you to the Zattere, about 10 minutes walk from Casa Artom. There is one every hour but check on the website, as the timetable could vary: www.alilaguna.it
When you get off at the Zattere stop, ask for the Guggenheim Museum, as Casa Artom is next door.
You can get to Venice via taxi, city bus or airport blue bus. These take you to Piazzale Roma. From there you should take a “vaporetto”, Venice public transportation which ply the Grand Canal in either direction. Ask for “vaporetto” no. 1 direction ACCADEMIA. In about 25 minutes you need to get off at the Accademia vaporetto station, then ask for Guggenheim Museum, which is next door to Casa Artom. The Guggenheim has a distinctive wrought iron gate, which forms a right angle with No. 700, Wake Forest’s Casa Artom.
How to get here from the Train Station
Stazione F.S. Venezia Santa Lucia is on the Grand Canal in the northwest corner of the city. Please note that some trains do not terminate at Santa Lucia but stop only at the Venezia-Mestre Station on the mainland. In this case get off in Mestre and take the first train to Venezia Santa Lucia. Trains to Venice are frequent but none after about 11.30 pm until about 5am.
To get yourself and your luggage from the train station to Casa Artom you have two choices:
Just outside Venice train stations there a docks where you can take a water taxi. It may be convenient to reach Casa Artom by water-taxi especially if you are travelling in group and/or you have heavy luggage with you (about 90 euros depending on passengers and luggage). The directions you should give the driver are: “L’università Americana accanto al Museo Guggenheim”, i.e. the American University next to the Guggenheim. Remember to call ahead to Casa Artom (+39 041 5222709) so that somebody will open the door to the dock.
Just outside the train station you can get the public means of transportation no.1 and get off at the Accademia stop in about 25 minutes. Once there ask for Guggenheim Museum, Casa Artom is next door n. 700.* Venice has rail connections with every major city in Italy and Europe. Check the European train schedule in case you are arriving by train from Europe, or the Italian train schedule (www.trenitalia.com) if from another Italian city.
How to get here by car
If you bring a car to Venice, you will have to pay for a rather pricey garage or parking space during your stay. The last stops in Venice where you can leave your car is Piazzale Roma or Tronchetto.
At Piazzale Roma you can either park your car at the parking lot run by the city (check prices and conditions on the website avm.avmspa.it) or choose the private Garage San Marco (check prices and conditions on the website www.garagesanmarco.it).
To reach the privately run Tronchetto area, follow the signs and turn right before Piazzale Roma. Continue on until you reach the automatic ticket machines (check costs and conditions.) Another solution is to park your car in front of the train station in Mestre. Parking here costs much less (6 euros a day), and there are frequent trains and buses to Venice Piazzale Roma. See ACTV (local transportation company) timetable for bus no. 2.