A city of love and culture, with only a hint of frippery, Venice is a cluster of islands surrounded by a lagoon. As local authorities shun motorised traffic in favour of traditional gondolas and vaporettos, cars are not easy to come by here. For a quick and seamless car rental in Venice, Enterprise-Rent-A-Car is the obvious choice, having several pick-up locations in and around the city. Enterprise also has a branch at the Venice Mestre Rail Station, conveniently located next to the main transport hub outside of the city, ideal for those who want to make the most of every moment they spend here.
The fleet of Enterprise vehicles available at Enterprise includes cars for every budget and every type of journey. From minis to SUVs, Enterprise offers the best vehicles to ensure that your holiday goes according to plan. Well-equipped, clean, modern, and well-maintained vehicles are always ready to rent, ensuring prompt pickups and comfortable journeys. Whether you’ll spend your entire holiday in Venice and need only a small car to take you around, or if you’ll want to explore the city's surroundings in a large family car, Enterprise can offer a range of 7 and 9-seater people carriers, 4x4 SUVs, saloons, and even vans.
Venice Airport in Tessera welcomes well over 10 million passengers every year, and Enterprise is ready to offer travellers with car hires for their journeys. Their branch at Marco Polo Airport is the port of call for most Enterprise clients, especially for those that want to see as much of the islands and the mainland as possible. Enterprise's airport team is well placed to look after their customers, from the very first point of contact to the moment they hand over the keys. They can also provide GPS systems for hire and many other essential products and accessories that can help make journeys much more comfortable.
The Basilica di San Marco, a private chapel turned public cathedral, is a must-see. With glistening gilt mosaics on the ceiling, impressive byzantine domes, and grand marble walls, it’s one of Venice’s best-loved landmarks. Admission is free, but visitors who want to admire the Pala D’Oro, a gold altarpiece bedecked with thousands of gemstones, or see the enamelled figures on the Cupola of the Prophets, will have to pay a small entrance fee. The equally impressive Doge’s Palace, with stately rooms and ticketed art exhibitions, is also just around the corner. Teatro La Fenice, Venice’s theatre and opera house, is a stone’s throw away. The Rialto market and Pescheria are also nearby, well within walking distance from the main bus and coach stations, as well as the ferry terminals.
Venice is the perfect base for an escapade to the Italian countryside. Enterprise has a suite of cars that are lined up and waiting to accommodate the needs of travellers visiting Venice city. Mini, economy, compact, estate, standard, and luxury cars are all readily available for hire. The best price car hire quotes can often be found online, especially when booking vehicles in advance. Enterprise also offers other online specials, such as weekend promotions.
From the island of Tronchetto, visitors can board the ACTV Line 17 ferry and head over to Lida, a resort island near Venice. The island allows vehicles, so you can take your Enterprise rental car with you. The popular Blue Moon Beach at Venice Lagoon is the highlight of this long and breezy island. Alternatively, the city of Vicenza, with its stunning Palladian architecture, is well worth a 50-minute drive from Venice. Visitors can also travel to Verona, the city featured in Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’, or to Treviso to admire some of Titian’s work. Travellers can also go on grappa tasting tours in Bassano del Grappa, which is about 50 miles from the city.
There is no traffic in the city of canals. In fact, no cars are allowed on the 160-square-mile floating city. Visitors usually rent cars, take the A4 Autostrada toll road towards Venice, then park in one of the three designated parking areas. There’s a public garage at the edge of the historic city centre in Piazzale Roma. Drivers can also make use of a private garage situated on the artificial island of Tronchetto. From there, they can use a vaporetto or a People Mover train to get to where they need. As parking space is limited in Venice, most choose to park on the mainland, usually at the S. Giuliano lot in Mestre, a short bus ride away from Piazzale Roma.