The lambasted bridge featured in the previous Venezia post has one thing going for it; it links the bus and train stations, something that I’d say was important in most cities but in Venice? Each form of transport gets you to the city, but then can take you no further so why would you want to use both when all you could do would be to cross the lagoon and then return over a different bridge. I’m being unfair of course, many arrive in Venice by rail having travelled across Europe and so a short trip to Mestre or Treviso in search of a hotel might be feasible.
Venice is of course a famous rail destination partly due to the Venice-Simplon Orient Express, one of the worlds most luxurious rail journeys. The train was in the station last time I was there, but I was not so fortunate this time and so settled for these two powerhouses.