Venice Airport or Venice Marco Polo Airport as it is sometimes known is one of the busiest airports in Italy, in a city that has more tourists than residents. With car hire at Venice Airport, you can drive easily to the city’s Piazza Roma and take a vaporetto or water taxi from there. Venice is the only fully pedestrianised city in the world, with the only access being by water – this helps the city keep its unique style and heritage.
Venice Airport is 8 km from the city and has one main terminal that serves over 7 million passengers a year. There are VIP lounges for business class passengers who wish to relax or work in comfort. For all your money needs, there are ATMs and currency exchange facilities. Information points are available for all your questions at the airport and there is a tourist office, to help you make the most out of you stay in the city. If you get hungry, there is a small selection of food outlets including the Marco Polo Cafe and the De Canto Wine Bar. There are a number of shops to keep you busy, showcasing luxury brands such as Stefanel and La Perla as well as Chanel and Armani. Duty free shopping is also available.
Venice is a city that sits on a lagoon and has not changed much in 600 years. The city is made up of 117 small islands connected by canals and waterways. It has an elegant decay and romantic charm that attracts million of tourists, every year. Starting in St Mark’s Square, you can see the Basilica di San Marco and if you climb the bell tower, you will see fantastic views over the city. Enjoy a gelato and shop for carnival masks and Murano glass. Take a Gondola ride down the Grand Canal and admire the Bridge of Sighs and the Rialto Bridge. Visit the gothic Venetian Doges Palace for a little more culture and take a guided secret itinerary tour. The Peggy Guggenheim Museum has a personal collection of modern art and a sculpture garden. Have a Bellini in the legendary Harry’s Bar or head for the beach and relax and swim at Lido de Venezia. Get out of the city with your car hire in Venice and drive to Italy’s largest lake and admire the scenery at Lake Garda or the historic town of Padua.