Tuesday, 21 July 2020

Santa Lucia Railway Station, Venice, Italy

Taken in October 2018 whilst on a short trip to Venice, Italy is my set of pictures of the Venezia Santa Lucia Railway Station. The station occupies a spot in the Cannaregio district at the north west of the city. The first view of Venice as you leave the station is of the Grand Canal and the San Simeone Piccolo Church, one of the cities most famous landmarks.

Venezia Santa Lucia Railway Station began construction in 1860 on the site of the Church of Santa Lucia, the station taking it's name from the church. It was connected to the mainland via the Venice Railroad bridge which predates the station having been built in 1846, although this bridge is much changed in the 1930's the bridge had road ways added to allow road traffic to cross to the north eastern part of Venice. Around the same time developments of the station building started and when these were completed 1952 the station had taken on it's current modern styling. It undertook refurbishment again between 2009 - 2012 to allow more retail space and a better customer experience. The station was built so as not to dominate the historic surroundings. It is home to 23 platforms.

This is an update of a blog post I did on the 20th December 2018, most of the pictures were deleted from the post which can still be seen.

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