DI VENEZIA "G. Nicelli"
The airport "G.Nicelli" of San Nicolò at Lido
di Venezia is one of the oldest airports of Italy and in fact
from here departed the first-ever paying passenger of the Italian
Important from the First World War on with the close by hydro-airport
Saint Andrea, it had a relevant development of Line traffic between
the two World Wars and again during the same period, did became
famous for some editions of the "Coppa Schneider" for
Before and after the Second World War it was also base of the
Officine Aeronavali, transferred in the beginning of the seventies
to "Marco Polo" Venice-Tessera and was used for line
flights of LAI and Alitalica until 1960. Today the main user is
the local Aeroclub of Venice "G. Ancillotto" and is
open to intensive seasonal touristy traffic also international.
Finally it sees possible future development as supplementary commuter
airport for "Marco Polo", thanks to a series of re-qualification
projects like asphalting the runway during the corse of 2002,
restauration of the historical airstation and the movement of
the Aeroclub hangar.
Inside the airport complex are also present the restored structures
of the Officine Aeronavali, now owned by Sorlini ltd., specialized
in aeronautical revisions.