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Venice Marco Polo Airport


Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE)

The fourth busiest airport in Italy, over 8.5 million passengers passed through Venice Marco Polo Airport in 2011. Over 40 different airlines fly into Venice Marco Polo Airport each year. Many airlines - especially the ones coming from overseas - are seasonal in operation. Common airlines that fly into the hub regularly include Air France, British Airways, Aer Lingus and Alitalia.

History

The Venice Marco Polo Airport was built around 1960 and is named after a famous Italian traveller - Marco Polo. A new terminal was built in 2002, creating a three-story terminal with many facilities. As of present, the airport is operating at full capacity.

Services/Amenities

* Financial Services - Travellers from out of town can exchange currencies at any of the three banks located in the terminals as well as the post office and the Bureau de Change. ATMs are available throughout the airport.
* Car Rental Services - Upon landing in Italy's Marco Polo airport, you can head straight to car rental services and rent from top car companies including Hertz, Budget, and Avis for starters.
* Internet Services - There are plenty of internet kiosks available and the entire airport offers wireless connection for convenience to all travellers.
* Shopping Services - Plenty of duty free shopping centers are available for travellers who are flying out of Europe and are located in the departures terminal.
* Food Services - You will find cafes, restaurants and bars that serve Italian cuisine throughout the airport with most of the locations being self serve. Italian espresso can be purchased at any of the bars
* Business Services - The Travellex Business Center, which is located on the ground floor of Venice Marco Polo offers several conferencing facilities as well as individual workstations.
* Other Services - There are plenty of facilities available for those who are disabled and also for small children.

Parking

There are car parks available at Venice Marco Polo Airport for both short and long-term needs. Parking rates vary depending on individual stays.

Surrounding Area

Travellers who wish to explore the city of Venice have plenty of options. They can travel via taxi, car, bus or train. Travellers can choose to take land or water taxis and both can be found in the arrivals section of the airport.

Not too far from Venice Marco Polo Airport is the island of Murano. In Murano, travellers can take a real glimpse into history and the timeless art of glassblowing. The island was established in 1291 after the furnaces used for glass blowing and baking were moved off of the main island of Venice to preserve it in case of any fires. Most stores in Murano demonstrate the art of glass blowing and visitors can almost always see the life-sized Christmas tree made of blown glass.

Accommodations including hotels and inns are located throughout Venice for travellers who are expected to remain in the city at least overnight. Most will offer transportation to and from the airport.

Contact

Address:
Venice Marco Polo Airport - Save SPA,
Viale G Galilei,
30/1,
30030 Tessera,
Venice (Ve),
Italy
Number of Terminals: 2
Telephone: (0)4 1260 6111
Fax: (0)4 1260 6260
E-mail: airportelite@veniceairport.it or pubrel@veniceairport.it
Website: www.veniceairport.it
Time Zone: GMT + 1 (GMT + 2 from the last Sunday in March to the last Sunday in October)

Location: The airport is located 12km (7.5 miles) from Venice by land, 10km (6 miles) by water
IATA airport code: VCE

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