Venice Marco Polo International Airport
Venice Marco Polo International Airport (IATA: VCE) is the airport serving Venice in Italy. Located 8.0 kilometres north of the city, it offers flight connections of Venice to many European metropolitan areas as well as some partly seasonal long-haul routes to the United States, Canada, South Korea and the Middle East. The airport is the fourth-busiest airport in Italy, as Venice is a popular tourist destination worldwide. It is named after Marco Polo, the legendary Venetian explorer.
In Venice Marco Polo airport, the terminal has three floors: the ground floor is for arrivals, the second floor for departures, while the third floor features offices for the operating company and airlines.
Venice Marco Polo International Airport Transfer
Access to Venice Marco Polo International Airport is offered by scheduled bus services connecting it to the nearby railway station of Venice Mestre but also to the bus terminal of Piazzale Roma in Venice. Water shuttles (Blue, Red and Orange lines) connect the airport to several destinations in Venice as well.
What to do in Venice
Venice is one of the most famous tourist destinations in Italy, a magical place loved by couples and incurably romantics, who enjoy getting lost in its enchanting little streets and canals. This unique city lies on 117 small islands, connected by a series of bridges and separated by a network of canals. Venice is renowned worldwide as a cultural and artistic centre since the Italian Renaissance.
Keep in mind that in Venice cars are strictly forbidden, given the city’s famous lack of roads, along with its iconic gondolas and vaporettoes (type of water-buses). So, whether you are reaching Venice from the airport or you are driving from any other major Italian city, you should always be prepared to leave your car at the available parking areas outside the historical centre of the city. Venice is located in the Venetian Lagoon and a 3.5km long bridge called Ponte della Liberta connects it with the mainland. For what is worth, you can book a private taxi transfer that will take you comfortably across the bridge and to Piazzale Roma, the only town square reached by a car or bus. From here, you can walk to all major attractions or take a water bus or taxi to Piazza San Marco and other landmarks.
Start your tour in Venice in the most legendary way: on the largest Canale Grande, at the most famous square, Piazza San Marco, and by visiting the most renowned and famous building, San Marco Basilica. Built in 1092, the church features sculptures, frescos and artwork echoing Italian Byzantine architecture. Doges Palace also sits in St. Mark’s Square; this stunning palace is as beautiful on the outside as on the inside. The white stone arched design on the façade and the artwork indoors will leave you in awe. While you are still at Piazza San Marco, you have probably already noticed San Marco Campanile, the tallest structure in Venice. At the colossal height of 98.6m, this watch tower is actually a reconstruction of the building created in the 9th century, as it collapsed in 1902.
Sailing along the Grande Canal, Ponte di Rialto is one of the most iconic bridges you will see. Connecting San Marco and San Polo districts, its symmetrical design frames this grand canal in a unique way. Also, passing over the Rio di Palazzo, you will see Ponte dei Sospiri, the bridge where, as the legend says, criminals on their way to imprisonment, used to cast one last glimpse over Venice and sigh.
Continue with some historical landmarks and visit Gallerie Dell’Accademia, a museum hosting Renaissance art by Bellini, Canaletto, Titian and other famous artists; its best-known piece, the Vitruvian Man by Da Vinci will leave you in awe. Admire the second most renowned church, Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, which, built 1687 in a baroque design, stands out impressively on the grand canal. Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta as well, located in the Cannaregio district, is also known as I Gesuiti and features impressive artwork, such as the Martyrdom of St. Lawrence by Titian.
Last but not least, Venice offers numerous separate islands, less-crowded yet equally beautiful and romantic, that you can visit by water taxis or buses. Murano is one of the islands within the Venice district, featuring numerous sights including the Basilica dei Santa Maria, the Campo Santo Stefano and the Palazzo Da Mula, but also factories displaying the famous glass blowing art technique. San Giorgio Maggiore also is one of the smaller islands not connected to the main canals of the city; San Giorgio Monastery, the Church of San Giorgio Maggiore and a large campanile are worth visiting here. Calmer and less touristic is finally Lido, a separate island creating a barrier between Venice and the Adriatic Sea offering a long stretch of sandy beach to relax on.
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