In Venice, you'll need to roll your own.

Luggage on Calatrava Bridge, Venice

Venice is a walking city, so it pays to travel light. Consider:

  • The city has more than 400 footbridges, nearly all with steps.
  • Public transportation is expensive (and crowded much of the year).
  • Even if you can afford a private water taxi, you may need to walk from the boat landing to your hotel.

Bottom line:

  • Pack light, and you'll be less frustrated.

Baggage storage

If you can't travel light, your next best option is to park your larger bags and take only a small carry-on suitcase or backpack to your hotel.

The Cooperativa Trasbagagli Venezia has baggage storage or left-luggage offices at:

  • Piazzale Roma, near the People Mover station facing the square. (Open daily 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.)
  • Venice Marco Polo Airport, in the arrivals hall near the post office. (Open daily 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.)

You'll also find deposito bagagli offices in:

Independent luggage-deposit and locker services are also available at various locations in Central Venice--among them, The Golden Luggage at Piazzale Roma and Vaise at two locations in the city center. See


Public baggage porters are often available around the Piazza San Marco, Piazzale Roma, the Santa Lucia railroad station, and a handful of other locations in Venice.

Rates are extremely high, and you can't count on finding a porter when you need one, so we'd suggest using one of the deposito bagagli offices if you have more luggage than you can carry.

If you must use a porter, your safest option is to arrange one through your hotel.