The only and real entrance to the Lagoon City, Venice Santa Lucia Station is located in the heart of the city centre. This station receives around 450 trains a day and around 30 million people a year, is located at Fondamenta Santa Lucia and is also linked to Piazzale Roma by the fourth bridge on the Grand Canal, “Ponte della Costituzione” built by architect Santiago Calatrava.
Designs for the Venice Santa Lucia Station changed a number of times before the final solution was finally drafted. The definitive solution was completed at the end of the Second World War according to the design by architect Paolo Perilli.
The surrounding public transport entirely comprises ferryboat lines along the Grand Canal, whereas road, urban and extra-urban transport is based in Piazzale Roma.