Marco Polo Venice Airport is an airport located on the Italian mainland near Venice, Italy, in Tessera, a frazione of the commune of Venice nearest to Mestre that, before Fascism, was an autonomous commune.
Marco Polo Venice Airport was named after the Venetian traveler 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). Marco Polo Venice Airport is managed by SAVE S.p.A., a company partially controlled by local authorities. The stock is traded on the Milan Stock Exchange.
Marco Polo Venice 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.