By water  transport: ACTV lines 4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 5.2, Madonna dell'Orto stop. You go to Ramo and Calle Larga Piave until you reach the Madonna dell'Orto foundations, where the white facade of Ca'Contarini del Zaffo stands at the far left from the double entrance , (number 3539/a).
Going on foot: from Campo Santa Fosca on Strada Nuova. Take the bridge behind the statue of Paolo Sarpi, go through Calle Zancani, a second bridge, Campo San Marziale and after a third bridge continue right into Fondamenta della Misericordia, until it is on the left Calle and Campiello dei Trevisani. After passing another bridge, continue straight on into Corte Vecchia, on whose bottom the Ponte di Sacca  descends almost opposite the façade of the Contarini palace.