Flying to Venice
One of the most magical cities on the planet, Venice has long had a reputation for being romantic, unique, and a place to be visited at least once in a lifetime. That is why there are so many flights Venice accommodates to ensure all eager visitors can take part in the fascination that is Venice.
Information about the flights Venice has
Many of the flights Venice has come in from all over the world, as well as from other areas of Italy. For international and domestic flights Venice has Marco Polo airport. The direct flights Venice receives mainly come from Europe with intercontinental flights Venice bound coming via Milan or Rome.
Once you have disembarked from your flight Venice is only seven miles away to the south, which takes about 15 minutes by bus. For a more dramatic entry to the city from your flight Venice has many boats and water taxis to hire. This journey takes an hour and is more expensive but worth it. For charter flights Venice uses Treviso airport, a 45 minute journey to Venice by train.
The waterways of Venice
The Canalazzo, or Grand Canal, is the main thoroughfare through Venice, and for centuries has been the focus of trading vessels. Now most of the craft are gondolas, barges, and motor boats called vaporetti geared towards the tourist trade.
Along the banks of the Grand Canal are examples of the finest in Venetian architecture from grand palazzos (palaces) to faded frescoes and marble exteriors. To get the best view of it, take a trip in a gondola.
Highlights include the Fondaco dei Turchi which houses the Natural History Museum, the fish market that has been going for 600 years, and the Rialto Bridge in the commercial heart of the city.
There are many other canals throughout the city. Just having a meander alongside them will take you places you might not have expected. If you get lost, do not worry, a friendly local will send you in the right direction.
The Piazza San Marco
Before returning on your homeward flight Venice offers you a truly spectacular sight in the shape of St Mark’s Square. With two of the most important historical sights there – the Doge’s Palace and the Basilica – the Piazza San Marco is somewhere you cannot afford to miss out on.
There is also the Campanile bell tower, which gives great views of the city, the lagoon and even the Alps on a clear day. It was from here that Galileo first demonstrated his telescope in 1609 to Doge Leonardo Dona. Now visitors can take the lift to the top, but be warned, when those bells chime, it is loud.
For European direct flights Venice is the master, especially as it is only a few hours from most other cities on the continent. For flights Venice bound, have a look at BudgetAir and the offers they can get for you. For bargain flights Venice bound, BudgetAir has the answer so have a search and see what you can come up with. You will not be disappointed.