Tronchetto, a.k.a. the Isola Nuova (New Island), is an artificial island on the western edge of the Laguna Veneta. In fact, after this point there is basically no more road to travel on and the Piazzale Roma, as you probably already know, is the only area for parking on the lagoon. No joke!
So, whether you’re coming to Venice for a day, a weekend or even a month, parking at Tronchetto or Piazzale Roma is your only chance to find your car a place to stay! These car parks are also very handy if you are about to set off on a cruise from Venice and want to leave your car somewhere safe, like a guarded car park for example. Venice Port is right next door so you can park, hop straight on the ship and set off on your voyage!
If you’re actually here for the city, good choice by the way, it is as close as you’re going to get to the centre and the main points of interest in your car! The only draw-back is that you will have to deal with the hordes of other motorists, determined to park in as short a time as possible, which can be quite a chaotic and stressful experience, not to mention every tourists nightmare could become a reality… the car parks could be full!
To avoid all of this Parclick recommends that you get ahead of the game and book a parking space in advance (now even!), so you have a guaranteed space ready and waiting for you when you arrive!
If parking near Tronchetto is looking a little on the expensive side, we can always show you some other low-cost options near Stazione di Venezia Mestre, on dry land and after you can just as easily get to the centre without your car. The bus leaves every 10 minutes and you can get on the train for one stop to Stazione di Venezia Santa Lucia.
After you’ve solved the puzzle of parking, you are finally ready to discover the marvels that are hidden away in those narrow Venetian streets. Obviously, the best way to do this is on your own two feet, but that doesn’t mean you can’t treat yourself to a bit of public transport… especially if it’s of the water variety!
If you’re in a rush to get to the main monuments, or maybe just your hotel, it will comfort you to know that the vaporetto – public canal boat – service runs from Tronchetto out to destinations all over the lagoon.
You can catch line 2 towards the Piazza San Marco, choosing either the route along the Grand Canal or Canale della Giudecca. The standard ticket for the vaporetto will only set you back €7.50 and it gives you the ability to travel using all the public navigation lines for 75 minutes after the first validation.
Because of its great location, Tronchetto is mainly a parking and transport hub and for that reason the People Mover service was set up in 2010. It is a rail service that passes through the Stazione Marittima and the nearby Porto di Venezia, until finally it comes to the Piazzale Roma, from where you can kick-on to the centre and start exploring!
Don’t miss the chance to find and book easy parking near Tronchetto and put yourself ahead of all the other drivers!