Venice Marco Polo Airport (IATA: VCE, ICAO: LIPZ) is an airport located on the Italian mainland 4.3 nautical miles (8.0 kilometres;
4.9 miles) north of Venice, Italy, in Tessera, a Frazione of the Comune of Venice nearest to Mestre. The airport was named after the Venetian
traveller Marco Polo, whose book introduced Central Asia and China to Europeans.
With 8,188,455 passengers having passed through the airport in 2012, it is the fifth busiest airport in Italy.
A modern terminal was opened in 2002, but it is already at full capacity. It handles all scheduled and charter flights, including some long-haul
flights to North America and the Middle East.
Venice Marco Polo Airport is connected to the nearby railway station of Venice-Mestre and to the bus terminal of
Venice-Piazzale Roma by scheduled bus services, and to Piazza San Marco by water taxi.