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What do I do with my luggage coming into Venice?

We will be arriving from the US into Marco Polo Airport. We plan on spending some time either in Venice or Murano before going to my sisters in Aviano to sleep off jet lag. I am trying to figure out how I get from the airport, to either Murano or Venice, and stow my luggage somewhere. I know RS says there is a baggage check at the train station, but his recommendations for travel from the airport dont seem to use the train. I don't want to waste the whole day (I know we will be tired), but there is no way I am walking around with my luggage either. Can anyone give me a suggestion? Thanks!

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From the airport there is a bus that will take you right near the train station (like a walk across a bridge almost)If you buy a one or three day pass for the vaporetto system, the bus fare was included and you can then take the vaporettos all over venice & to murano & burano all day (or three. at least this is how it was a few years ago. (Vaporetto being the local water 'bus' system. )I don't know how the luggage system works at the train station- maybe someone else has more info on that.
All trains change at Mestre -it is a short run from Mestre to Venice train station and they run contantly all day- Have fun!

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Julie,

One alternative would be to just make a day trip into Venice after you are settled in Aviano. My son was stationed in Aviano for a couple of years, and I made my first visit to Venice as a day trip from Aviano. It's really easy to do by train. I think Venice is not the best choice of a place to hang out when you're extremely tired and jetlagged. You'll enjoy it MUCH more if you are not dead tired.

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The couple at Europe for Visitors have a great deal of information on Venice, and fortunately they have the answers for you.

For getting from the airport, read the information here and take a look at the airport boat as that might be your best option - it goes to Venice but you can also go to Murano... though in my opinion there is not too much to see in Murano. See one glass factory, then you're done. Burano is the much better site.

For options of where to store your luggage, click here.

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We will go back into Venice towards the end of our trip, so this wont be our only stop there. That is why I am wondering if it might be a good day to just go to Murano then head to Aviano. That way, when we are back in Venice at the end of our trip, we don't take time from that great city to go to Murano. It sounds like we don't need a great deal of time in Murano, but I definately want to see the glass and spend some of my husbands hard earned money:)

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If you have a full day, consider taking the vaporetto up to Burano so you can get to see both islands. Burano is known for its hand-made lacework.