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In a city as filled with tourist attractions as Venice, its hard to know where exactly to begin. Maybe the best way is to get lost for a couple of hours and stroll beside its canals and finding its secret corners. No matter where this exploration takes you, its easy to find your way back to Piazza San Marco and the Grand Canal. To explore the surroundings of Venice we recommend doing so by renting a cheap car.

Venice Marco Polo Airport Car RentalThere is no doubt that Venice is one of the most beautiful and popular tourist cities in Europe. The city of Venice is divided into six quarters – Cannaregio, Castello, Dorsoduro, San Marco, San Polo and Santa Croce – and was founded more than 1,500 years ago on 117 different islands linked by a series of over 150 canals, 400 bridges and many ancient pavements.  Car rental can help you to reach Venice from the airport, but vehicles cannot take you directly to some of the main attractions.  If you opt for car hire, there are plenty of parking lots in the suburbs of the city and you can travel onwards by one of the more traditional modes of transport that the city is famous for. 

To find out more about what you can do while in the city there are several branches of tourist information operated by the Azienda di Promozione Turistica and another tourism outlet at the Marco Polo Airport, where you can find details on all the major attractions and events. Venice can be an expensive city with many newly opened best hotels around the San Marco area although there are many cheaper options near to the train station and in good supply around Castello, Dorsoduro, Santa Croce and San Polo, and on Giudecca.  Finding the right accommodation is relatively easy. 

St Mark’s Basilica is one of the world’s most famous churches and both it and the Piazza San Marco can be found in the heart of Venice.  Other tourist attractions include the Palazzo Ducale, which is a great example of the city’s Gothic architecture and while in the area visitors can opt to see some of the works of the world’s most famous artists including Bellini, Picasso, Titian and Tiziano at the Accademia Gallery.   

A trip along the Grand Canal, the most beautiful street in Venice, can be taken by water-buses and water-taxies.  Those who travel here in the evening will find it is one of the most memorable journeys that they will ever take. The Rialto Bridge over the canal is one of the main symbols of this iconic Italian city.

The Chiesa di San Sebastiano (Church of St. Sebastian) was built in the 16th century and the interior is filled with wonderful frescoes and canvases covering much of the ceiling and walls.  It was decorated by the artist Paolo Veronese. As it features many of the astounding works of Veronese the church became his resting place after his death. Tourists can also see the 'San Nicolò' painting by Titan is at the entrance.

Car rental services can also be useful for those who want to spend a little time outside the city and it is one of the most convenient ways to get around this most beautiful region of Italy.

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Car rental tips for Venice Marco Polo Airport

Traffic fines

Be advised that car rental companies block a certain amount on your credit card to cover any unforeseen fee’s like traffic fines or toll fee’s.

Meet and greet

Please note that not all car rental companies at Venice Airport have an office therefore a representative from the car rental supplier will meet you in the airport terminal at the ‘Meet and Greet’ to take you to your rental car.

Currency

When traveling to Venice we advise to carry some Euros to avoid any unwanted surprises. At Venice airport there are Money Exchange offices in order to change your local currency.

Time zone

The local time code for Venice is CEST.

Weather

When traveling to Venice make sure to check the local weather conditions in order to avoid any unpleasant surprises.

Inhabitants                                                                  

Venice has approximately 264,579 inhabitants.

Travel tips for Venice Marco Polo Airport

Venice is easy to reach by car, but than you have to park (Tronchetto or Piazzale Roma) because most of the local traffic is by boat (Vaporetto or private) or walking, the following things can be done and seen in Venice:

  • The Canal Grande is the "main road" in Venice and almost every interesting place can be reached by this Gondola-Traghetto.
  • In the center on almost a square mile you will find the Piazza San Marco with  the  Basilica di San Marco, the Palazzo Ducale and the Bucintoro (tower) lots of  restaurants and in the nearby small roads. With High tide the Piazza square is disappearing under water.
  • On the opposite site off the Canal Grande is the Punta della Dogana and the Santa Maria della Salute.
  • Venice is loaded with architectural buildings, churches and of course bridges like the Bridge of Sighs and the Rialto bridge. Tourist mostly hire there a (somewhat expensive) romantic gondola for a guided tour. It takes more than a week tot visit a all the museums and galleries Venice has
  • The very last Squero di San Trovaso, is the oldest gondola yard in Venice is near to the old Naval Depot from where Marco Polo set sale to the far east.
  • If you visit Venice do not forget to take the boat to Murano and admire the handmade glass arts  "live made" by traditional glass blowers.
  • The island off Burano is well known for its special painted houses. Nice to visit for a quiet tour and its fabulous pictures
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