Should I rent a car in Venice? Surely, when it comes to considering whether or not to get a hire car, it doesn’t get more obvious than Venice?
Should I rent a car in Venice? A car can be extremely useful to explore the Dolomites.
Well, actually, we happen to think that getting a hire car in Venice is an extremely good idea.
Needless to say, the question of “Should I rent a car in Venice” is never about the historic centre, or any of the islands around the Lido, but when you start to look outside the city, you can start to make quite a strong case:
Then again, visiting Venice wirthout a car, even if you are planning on travelling well beyond the city limits, is hardly a problem either:
Conclusion — to enjoy the numerous attractions which are within the hinterland of Venice itself, a hire car is an extremely good idea.
Verdict — yes
Note — although Venice is not a major intercontinental hub airport, a good network of flights to Venice is available from across Europe. Some budget flights will use Venice Treviso airport, which is around 30 km to the north. If you are getting a hire car anyway, it won’t make that much difference which airport you are using, but for a short break in Venice itself without getting a hire car, it is much easier to use Marco Polo airport. The nearest major hub is Malpensa Airport outside Milan, from where regular trains are available to Venice, with a change in Milan Centrale.