Situated on the eastern end of Lido, Aeroporto Nicelli is the original airport of Venice dating back to World War I. Today it offers a grass runway for general aviation operations, as well as a 1930s terminal true to the original designs and a restaurant.
It served as a base for fighters in WWI, as well as for sea planes in its early days. Eventually the concrete runway was removed and today it operates as a grass field.
The terminal presents a snapshot of history, including an old route map on the wall that is true to the version painted in the original construction.
It also offers a small viewing area outside for watching planes come and go.
The restaurant similarly offers indoor and outdoor dining options.
Helitours of Venice are available from the terminal if you've got the cash to spare.
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