Venice Marco Polo Airporttakes its name from Marco Polo, the Italian traveller who famously chronicled his travels to the Far East. The airport is the fifth busiest in Italy and serves as the base for Spanish airline, Volotea. With Venice being one of the world’s top leisure destinations, the Venice Marco Polo Airport serves numerous airlines with regular and frequent flights to many European cities and also the Middle East. There are also several seasonal charter flights connecting the city of Venice with the United States, Canada and Asia.
The airport is located on the Italian mainland, 8 kilometres north of the city in Tessera. There is also another airport serving Venice, the Treviso Airport, which mostly handles low-cost airlines.
Venice Marco Polo Airportis conveniently connected to the of Venezia Mestre railway station and to the bus terminal of Piazzale Roma in Venice by scheduled bus services. From Venezia Mestre, there are numerous connections to various destinations in Italy. There are also taxi services, city buses and regional buses at the airport. Taking a water taxi to your hotel is the most convenient, though pricey mode of transport. These water transport services are available at the airport boathouse. These can bring you to any of the Venetian islands.
One of the most romantic places in the world, Venice guarantees you will have a holiday to remember. It is an enchanting city is filled with rich historical treasures, unique culture, and an unparalleled cityscape. Visitors will truly be captivated by its grand architecture, quaint cafes, and beautiful bridges criss-crossing the city’s canals. Although many luxury hotels, shops and restaurants are scattered all over Venice, much of the city is preserved as it was six hundred years ago.
Venice is the world's only pedestrian city. All the attractions here are fairly walkable; and the cobbled paths, canals and bridges make sightseeing a very pleasant experience. Alternatively, there are numerous vaporetti or water buses and water taxis which can bring you to your destinations faster. If you want to have a romantic ride along the canals, take an iconic gondola ride.
World-renowned for its culture, art and natural beauty, Venice offers its visitors an extraordinary range of attractions that are worth seeing –
Basilica di San Marco
The original St. Mark's Basilica was constructed in 828 to house the relics of St. Mark the Evangelist. Through the years, the church was rebuilt twice and the current church was built in 1094. One of the finest examples of Byzantine architecture, the Basilica di San Marco is known for its opulent design and gilded interior mosaics. One look and you’ll see how it got its nickname, Chiesa d'Oro or Church of Gold.
Piazza San Marco
Piazza San Marco was constructed in the ninth century as a small square in front of the original St. Mark's Basilica. Today, the piazza is much larger and has become one of the most famous and most photographed public squares in the world
Ponte di Rialto
Also known as the Rialto Bridge, this is the city’s oldest and most recognizable bridge. It was opened in 1591 and for nearly three hundred years, it was the only way to cross the Grand Canal on foot. In the early times, the bridge had rows of shops along each side. Today, the Ponte di Rialto is a popular architectural attraction filled with tourists at most times of the day.
The Palazzo Ducale
The magnificent Doge's Palace is one of the most important landmarks in Venice. Built in Venetian Gothic style, this imposing structure was the center of power of the Venetian Republic.
The Bridge of Sighs
Venice's famous Bridge of Sighs was built in the seventeenth century to connect the Old Prison and interrogation rooms in the Doge's Palace to the New Prison across the river. One story as to how the bridge got its name is that prisoners would sigh as they walked across the bridge on their way to the executioner.
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