Named after the legendary Italian explorer, the Marco Polo Airport was a fitting first stop for globe-trotting trio Brad Pitt, Maddox and Pax Thien Jolie-Pitt as they arrived in the city of Venice on August 26, 2008 for the 65th Venice International Film Festival. Following their flight, fellow travelers caught a glimpse of the doting Dad and his two young boys as they boarded the Gioia, the motorboat which cruised through the City of Canals on its way to The Westin Excelsior Hotel, where the A-lister — who will, along with other members of a design team, soon unveil plans for a hotel complex in Dubai– had the opportunity to admire the 5-star sanctuary’s Moorish architecture.
Although enjoying their father/son time, it was back to business for the box office star the following day as he joined his former Ocean’s cast mate George Clooney at the Palazzo del Casino to promote their latest cinematic offering, Burn After Reading. The two silver screen idols are among the steady stream of celebrities that will venture to Venice as the film festival continues through September 6, 2008.
The following ITN clip captures the commotion as the Hollywood heavyweight and his two little men arrived in Venice: