Venice (Italian: Venezia), the "city of canals", is the capital of the region of Veneto and of the province of Venice. The city stretches across numerous small islands in the marshy Venetian Lagoon along the Adriatic Sea in northeast Italy. The saltwater lagoon stretches along the shoreline between the mouths of the Po (south) and the Piave (north) Rivers.
Airport in Venice
Marco Polo Venice Airport (VCE) is an airport located on the Italian mainland near Venice. The airport was named after the Venetian traveller Marco Polo, who is considered the European rediscoverer of China. It is considered one of the three most important airports in northern Italy (with the two international airports of Milan, Malpensa and Linate).
The airport is connected to the nearby railway stations of Venice-Santa Lucia and Mestre-Venice by scheduled bus services, and to Piazza San Marco by water taxi.
Why Marco Polo Venice Airport?
The distance to the city center is by far the most important reason. From the airport to the city center is it not more then 30 minutes by land taxi or airport bus, and the Lido, the Piazza San Marco, and the other locations in the center are very easy to reach via the Alilaguna airport boat.
Many rental car companies operate at Venice Marco Polo Airport. (check out for availability) Many large airlines (British Airways, US Airways, Lufthansa etc.) frequently arrive in Marco Polo`s Airport in Venice.
Venice Treviso Airport
There is a second airport near Venice called Venice Treviso Airport (TSF). It is located about 30 km (18 miles) from venice and considarbly further away then Macro Polo International Airport. This small airport is used by Ryanair for budget flights from/to London, Belgium, Germany and Spain.
Several major rental car companies, like Europcar, Hertz and Budget are operating at Venice Trevisio Airport (check out for availability).