Archive for April, 2010

Treviso Airport TSF Venice

Treviso Airport TSF Venice

There are 2 airports near Venice.

The nearest to Venice and the largest of the 2 is the Venice international airport which is called Venezia Marco Polo, airport code VCE, located 15minutes of Mestre, just across the water from Venice to the mainland.

The smaller airport called “Venezia Treviso” that is Treviso airport code TSF is 30 mins north of Venice. This airport is used by the budget airlines like Ryanair.

Please don’t confuse the 2 it could spoil your onward travel to Venice.

Treviso airport TSF Venice Venezia

Actualy  its quite a cute little airport. Well connected to local Italian transport infrastructure.

In the airport:

Arrivals is on the ground floor. There is a good tourist desk, a caffe bar and the car hire firms only. Oh there is also a Cash machine…good.

Departures take the escalator to the first floor, where there is a shop, little restaurant and waiting lounge before security control. Read the rest of this entry »

volcano eruptions iceland flights UK, europe, italy

22/5/11 : Todays eruption of Grimsvotn has only affected flights in Iceland so far.

The text below was posted in April 2010 :

Volcano eruptions in iceland have sent ash into the stratosphere and all flights in/out of the UK are cancelled. Holiday travellers heading for a holiday in Italy should check your airline website to confirm if your flight is leaving. Today Thursday no flights are leaving the UK. Many flight from Italy to the UK have been cancelled. Italian airports are affected by this dust cloud / ash cloud / ash plume. Internal domestic flights in Italy are operating.

Monday 19/4 update : In the UK there is a Cobra meeting to address the international travel issue. All airports in UK closed till tuesday 1pm local time. Ryanair cancelled flights for travel upto wednesday.

If you are travelling America to Italy, go via Rome/Milan, not UK.

Northern Europe airports are all closed. Try to use Spain as your nearest airport to northern europe and then travel onwards by land or sea.

I’m looking at getting the train from Northern England to Sicily. its a 2 day journey….will keep you posted.

Eruzione di un vulcano. Voli per inghilterra cancellato.

Milano City Marathon

Milan city marathon sunday 11th April. A beautiful morning, clear skies and no smog. Trying to find a property downtown milan then running the marathon is one way to have good look round milano italy. For you couch runners try RAI3 channel and see the city centre milan. 2 bedroom apartment in Milan city centre at 500 euros per week or weekend rates available for that city break in Milan.

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