Venice Marco Polo Airport serves the city of Venice in Italy. Located on the province’s mainland, this airport was established in 2002 servicing approximately 50 airlines. It is named after Marco Polo, a renowned European merchant famous for his chronicles in China. The airport has one terminal with three floors. The ground floor is for arrivals, the second floor for departures, and the third floor for offices of operating companies and airlines. The departure area has two lounges for passengers and over 70 check-in desks. The first passenger lounge is called the Tintoretto Lounge, dedicated for SkyTeam customers, while the second one is called the Marco Polo Room, servicing passengers of all other companies. With over 8.5 million people passing this airport as of 2014, Venice Marco Polo Airport is the fifth busiest airport in Italy.
What to see & do
Venice is one of the most popular cities in the world. Because of its beauty, this city attracts up to 20 million tourists every year. Situated on a lagoon, Venice has been the same as it was six hundred years ago. Being one of the most visited tourist destination in the world, there are lot of places in Venice for tourists to check out. One of which is the Palazzo Ducale where one can avail a guided tour named Secret Itinerary to discover the part of the palace where city administrators work, Casanova’s jail, and the magnificent 500 year roof structure. Another must-go place in Venice is the Bell Tower of St. Mark. This tower offers a great view of Venice and the lagoon surrounding the city. Although it is not the original bell tower itself, it is the exact replica of the tower which collapsed in 1902. The Rialto market is the place to be for people who loves shopping. The Rialto Bridge, one of Venice’s most recognisable icons also offers a one of a kind Venetian experience. Saint Mark’s Basilica is also one of the most beautiful places in Venice. However, tourists are only allowed to tour for ten minutes, filming and photography are not allowed, and there is a strict dress code for those who would want to visit.
How to get around within Venice
Venice is the only pedestrian city in the world. This means, one can easily walk from one end of the city to another in about an hour. Walking is an effective way of getting around the city, but to those who don’t want to be bothered by long walks, taxis and rental cars are available. To get around the city more quickly, water buses known as vaporetti and water taxis are available as well. Gondolas around the city provide a more romantic tour around the city.
How to get there
Venice Marco Polo Airport serves as a base for Volotea. Other airlines that operate at the airport inclide Aer Lingus, Aeroflot, Air France, airBaltic, Alitalia, British Airways, Delta Airlines, Emirates, and Lufthansa, among others. The airport offers flights to and from neighbouring European countries as well as long haul flights to North America, the Middle East, and Asia.
Venice Marco Polo airport is connected to the railway station of Venice Mestre. A bus terminal, Piazzale Roma is also nearby. Water taxis may also take you to and from the airport itself through Book Taxi Venice.
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