If you are spending a reasonable time in Venice, one of the places you might like to wander to is Sant’ Elena, at the far eastern tip of Castello. And, if you’ve got the time and energy, do walk there along the waterfront, it’s an easy way to stretch those muscles. You will find open spaces and parks, quite a change if you’ve just squeezed through the crowds around San Marco.
Whether you just want to sit in the sun for awhile, or have a vigorous jog, this is the place to do it.
Me? I’ll just take the photos.
As I wandered around this part of Castello, I wondered what this building could be.
It warranted a closer look.
I discovered this is a Best Western Four Star hotel! It is in a “former Venetian convent with well-kept cloister gardens“, to quote the website. I think it would be an excellent choice, if a person wanted to stay in a hotel.
I can also recommend an excellent B&B in Sant’ Elena, for anyone who is interested.
But, wait, There’s more. But, I’ll leave that for another day.