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We flew EasyJet to Venice Marco Polo Airport and took the Alilaguna Blue Line boat (25 EUR return per person) to the Hilton Molino Stucky Venice on Giudecca Island – just across the canal from St. Mark’s Square.

The walk between the airport and quay is short and there are moving walkways.

We had a few hours before our flight and I decided to use the Lounge Pass that comes free with one of my credit cards – you could also use Priority Pass there. I didn’t expect much but was more than pleasantly surprised.

The lounge was spacious and there were plenty of seats.

We found some good seats, with a view to the runway.

The food selection was fantastic and good quality.

Alcoholic drinks weren’t self-serve, but a member of the lounge staff was happy to pour whatever was asked for.

I would have happily stayed another hour. A lot of airlines should take a look at the Marco Polo lounge and see how they could improve their own dedicated lounges.

If you find yourself at Venice Marco Polo airport for more than an hour, I’d recommend a visit.

http://www.veniceairport.it/en/at-the-airport/marco-polo-club-vip-lounge.html