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Sep 19th, 2004, 08:03 AM
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Venice Airport - need a central location to meet friends

We are flying from the U.S., friends are flying from Canada - if all goes well (what are the chances? - LOL) we will arrive within 30 minutes of each other. We would like to meet and travel on to the B&B in Venice together. Can someone suggest a good spot inside the airport that would be easy to find and meet? Maybe a restaurant or a lounge where the first arrivals could comfortably wait for the later ones. We both have directions to the B&B and if flights are delayed we will, of course, travel on seperately. Thank you.
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Sep 19th, 2004, 08:12 AM
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Hi TC,

You could meet at the exit from the Customs area.
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Sep 19th, 2004, 12:10 PM
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The website for the new Venice airport is www.veniceairport.it. Very easy to use and should help you decide where to meet.
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Sep 19th, 2004, 08:25 PM
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Thanks. The interactive airport map is a great help. Looks like there is a small coffee shop (Marco Polo) just outside the baggage claims area where we might wait.
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Sep 19th, 2004, 09:13 PM
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TC, you are welcome. I have not been to the new Venice airport yet but friends in Veneto tell me it is wonderful and not to large. Hope you and your friends have a beautiful trip. Am sure you will. Hope you file a trip report when you get home.
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Oct 22nd, 2004, 06:07 AM
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Returned from Italy: Venice airport is quite small and easily navigated. We found our friends with no trouble - meeting at the (one and only) small cafe just outside the arrivals area. And yes, we did manage to arrive within 15 minutes of each other - a miracle!

Note: on departure one can only get a boarding pass (and therefore proceed through security) two hours prior to the scheduled departure time. Airline lounges and most shopping is located beyond the security point, however there is a nice small restaurant on the main level and on the upper level a business center for Internet access (5 Euros per half hour) for waiting.

Beautiful new airport.
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Oct 22nd, 2004, 10:39 AM
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TC, am glad that everything worked out for you and your friends. Thought it would. I will miss the even smaller airport though.
But time Venice got a new one. Hope you can file a trip report when you have gotten caught up from being gone.
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