###Car Hire in Venice This information is correct as of July 2015
Venice is home to Saint Mark’s Basilica, Grand Canal, Piazza San Marco, and Doge’s Palace, to name a few. Within Venice, even though most of the city is made up of canals, there are a good number of roads within some areas that are accessible by car. Drive around the city with the help of the reliable and trustworthy car hire providers that operate within the city.
###Where to hire a car in Venice The car hire companies that serve Venice with reliable car hire services include Venezia Piazzale Roma Car Rental, Venice Car Rental, Mestre Car Rental, Jesolo Lido Car Rental, Santa Maria di Sala Car Rental, and San Dona’ Di Piave Car Rental. Other options are Sixt, Avis, Europcar, Maggiore, and Eurorent. Reach Sixt at +39 041 927296; Avis at +39 041 522 5825; Europcar at +39 041 523 8616; Maggiore at +39 041 541 5040; and Eurorent at +39 348 232 2040. Through the airport that serves Venice, Venice Marco Polo Airport, some of the car hire companies include Autovia, Autoeuropa, Locauto Rent, and more.
###What to expect when hiring a car from Venice When in Venice, the city is considered as the only pedestrian city worldwide. It’s roads and transportation differs per area. Within the Lagoon area, the main public transportation is through the motorised waterbuses or “vaporetti,” since the lagoon area, with its canals, does not have roads. Mainland Venice, on the other hand, is made up of boroughs namely Mestre-Carpenedo, Marghera, Chirignago-Zelarino and Favaro Veneto. Also, within the mainland, there is one tramway line. The Lido and Pellestrina islands area are two islands that form a barrier between the southern Venetian Lagoon and the Adriatic Sea. Road traffic is allowed within the two islands.
###Getting to your destination From Venice, Italy, drive to destinations like Padua, Verona, and Trieste, to name a few. We have provided easy driving directions below to help with driving to these stops. However, please be advised that the instructions have been simplified enough to work as a quick reference when in a pinch. It is best to use the directions together with a sat-nav and other navigation devices, if available.
Padua, the capital of the province of Padua, also works as the economic and communications centre within the area. Some of the sights within Padua include Scrovegni Chapel, Palazzo della Ragione, and Basilica di Sant’Antonio da Padova, to name a few.
Verona to Padua will take around 45 minutes for 41.1 kilometres. Get to A57 from Via della Liberta for 11.7 kilometres or 13 minutes. Next, drive down A57 and A4/E70 to Via Sergio Fraccalanza in Padova. Exit via Padova Est from A4/E70, this will take 22.9 kilometres or 15 minutes. Also, drive down Via S. Marco, Via Venezia, Via Ludovico Ariosto, and Via Gattamelata to reach Via S. Francesco after 6.6 kilometres or 16 minutes and get to Padua. There are partial toll roads and toll roads along the way.
Verona is a UNESCO World Heritage Site as of 2000. The city is known for its churches, palaces, and other architecture.
Verona, Italy is around 121 kilometres away from Venice. From Via della Liberta, get on A57 and drive for 11.2 kilometres, or 12 minutes, then take A/E70 to Via Flavio Gioia in Verona and take Verona Sud exit, which will take around 105 kilometres or 56 minutes. Next, take Via delle Nazioni, Viale del Lavoro, and Viale del Piave for 4.9 kilometres or ten minutes to reach Via degli Alpini, and get to the stop. Total travel time is around an hour and 20 minutes. There are partial toll roads and toll roads along the way, namely A57, A4/E70, and the exit towards Verona Sud.
Among the sights and attractions within Trieste include Trieste seafront, Piazza Unita d’Italia, Victory Lighthouse, and more. Trieste is a city and seaport that can be divided into seven districts.
From Venice, drive for a total of 157 kilometres for an hour and 46 minutes to reach Trieste, Italy. From Via della Liberta drive for 9.7 kilometres, ten minutes to reach E55 in Gazzara. Next, from E55, reach Trieste by taking exit Prosecco from E70, which will take around 141 kilometres, or an hour and 18 minutes. Lastly, drive down SP35, E61, and Via Commerciale to Corso italia for another 10.5 kilometres, or about 17 minutes, to get to the destination. Please be advised that E55 and E70 area partial toll roads.