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Venice Marco Polo Airport; How Is It?  
User currently offlineNickbbu From Romania, joined Jan 2007, 185 posts, RR: 4
Posted (5 years 7 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 7949 times:

I will get to VCE this weekend, and being there for the first time, I would like to know as much as possible about the airport:
-seats, are there any in the departure hall?
-restaurants
-shops
-spotting opportunities

I might even consider sleeping (or better said, loosing time) in the airport at night, since my flight leaves very early in the morning, so the seating info is very useful.

Also, is there any place in or around the terminal (but closer to the terminal building, not hundreds of metres / yards away) which gives you visibility towards the runway or parked aircrafts?

Any info would mean a lot to me.
Thanks in advance.

Nick


Romanian Spotters Forum Administrator
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User currently offlineTimboflier215 From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 1336 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (5 years 7 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 7919 times:

I flew out of there around xmas. Not many seats around check-in but LOADS when you are past security. Pretty good views out to the apron and the runway (though it wasn't terribly busy at the time I was there). A few places to eat and some VERY expensive duty-free boutique places (only one small shop selling booze/ciggies that I could find!). All in all, though, a clean and modern terminal. Shame about the infernal tv's which were on a loop though - made it difficult to rest!

User currently offlineBennett123 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2004, 7602 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (5 years 7 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 7893 times:

Is the view of the apron airside only?.

User currently offlineTimboflier215 From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 1336 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (5 years 7 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 7871 times:

Pretty much, although you can see some of it from outside the terminal building. I know there's a camp site at the end of the runway (cos I have stayed there in the past!) but that only really has views of the planes on their take-off rolls.

As far as views of the apron from outisde the airport boundary, I'm afraid I couldn't tell you, although one side has the terminal and the other is fairly close to the water, so I don't know how feasible (or restricted) it is to view the apron from this side.


User currently offlineGsosbee From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 825 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 7 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 7858 times:

It is an Italian airport - organized chaos! However it is clean and hassle free once you pass security.

User currently offlineDanfearn77 From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2008, 1813 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (5 years 7 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 7858 times:

VCE is a lovely airport. Before checkin is a little mental. Especially if you hit a busy patch. Not a very deep check-in area so queues snake all over the place. Get their early when you check-in. But after security is great. Lots of seating and it is very nice and clean! I agree it is rather expensive but it is Venice!


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User currently offlineRAFVC10 From Spain, joined Sep 2005, 1980 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (5 years 7 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 7777 times:
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Ermenegildo Zegna, The North Face, Burberry, Roberto Cavalli or Calvin Klein are shops you can find at Venezia Airport.

If you arrive with little time to get your flight, you could make the last lunch / dinner at the Spizico restaurant...

You can get many opportunities to make spotting at VCE airport seeing all the arrivals / departures from the main runway. Too, you can take the last photos of the Fokker 100 fleet stored of Alpi Eagles.

Regards,

Gerard



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User currently offlineSignol From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2007, 3005 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (5 years 7 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 7776 times:

This site should give you an idea about sleeping there:

http://www.sleepinginairports.net/europe/venice.htm

signol



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User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 23
Reply 8, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 7758 times:



Quoting Nickbbu (Thread starter):
spotting opportunities

Has the law in Italy changed ? Or is it still the case, that (hardcore) spotting is prohibited at Italian airports ?
-HT



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User currently offlineNickbbu From Romania, joined Jan 2007, 185 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 7736 times:

Thank you for the replies.

If I spend the night in the airport, that might be a problem, since there aren't too many seats available.

You'll see how everything turned out in a trip report.

Nick



Romanian Spotters Forum Administrator
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