The Venice Marco Polo (VCE) is an international airport located in Tessera, 13 km from the center of Venice (Venezia), one of the major leisure destinations in Italy. It is the fifth busiest airport in the country, with nearly 7 million passengers a year, so major local banks have service points and ATMs (or Bancomats) here.
Inside the airport there are two ATMs owned by Italian banks: Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena and Banca Popolare di Vicenza. The MPS Bancomat is near the arrivals main entrance (it is at the left if you cross the gate as if you were arriving). The Banca Popolare di Vicenza ATM is located at the first floor, aside the restrooms at the check-in area. There is another ATM, it is on the far right-hand side of the building by the exit door, it is a private-brand one, Euronet. The main service they provide is cash withdrawal.
There are three banks offices inside airport: Banca Antonveneta – Level 1, Departures area (Tel (+39)0415415904),
Cassa di Risparmio di Venezia, which is also on Level 1 in Departures area (Tel (+39)0415415911), Banca di Roma on the Groud Floor in Arrivals area (Tel (+39)0415415498, Fax: (+39)0415416052).
If you need to find a bank office near the airport, there is Cassa Di Risparmio Di Venezia S.P.A. at Viale Luigi Broglio, 8, 30173 (it is located almost in front of airport’s main entrance).
There is also Italian post office in Tessera, near the airport (about 1 km), that provides a variety banking services under the Bancaposta brand. The address full a is: ALESSANDRIA 17 (VIA), 30173 TESSERA (VE), Tel 041/5415123, Fax 5415066.
Nearest Bancoposta offices with Bancomat are located in Campalto, Via Orlanda 131/A, 30173, which is about 3.8 km away from the VCE airport, in Favaro Veneto (4 km) at Via Triestina 48, 012 (Tel 041/5018611, Fax 5010842).
Bancoposta opening hours are Monday – Friday: 08:20 – 13:45 and Saturday: 08:20 – 12:45 (closed on Sunday).
In general, every bank has a lot of Bancomats scattered along the country but be aware that private-brand ATMs (which are usually aren’t owned by any major banking network in Italy). Almost any person who has used these Bancomats without any previous advice warns about the huge commissions and exchange rates the ATMs could charge to you in case you use their services (some examples are Travelex, Euronet and Forex). The commissions these companies will take from you will accumulate to the charges your local bank will charge you for an international withdrawal. Moreover, most of them will charge you with a 3% “foreign currency transaction” fee and finally, the quantities are blatantly discouraging.
In the case of feeling insecure, you can be pretty sure about using or not an ATM if you read carefully the warnings that the screen at the ATM must display telling you how much the automatic cashier will charge you immediately before you click on the button that will process the withdrawal.
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