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Why fly to Venice?
The city's name evokes thoughts of amore and gondola's set under a perfectly full moon. This can all be yours with a simple flight to Venice because that image is real. Venice is a city of waterways and the chief mode of transportation beyond walking is using some sort of boat transport or another.
Venice itself is a UNESCO World Heritage Site which means it is no surprise that the city is home to some of the most old and most beautiful buildings in all of Europe.
The city is home to some of the most beautiful architecture in Italy. Venetian Gothic architecture are evident in Doge's Palace while Ca'Rezzonico is known for it's Baroque beauty.
There are dozens of palaces dotted throughout the city which you can spot as you travel down the Grand Canal. The canal intersects with the various districts so hop on and off as you get to exploring.
Head to Santa Sofia and visit Ca d'Oro, one of the oldest and most beautiful palaces in the city. Visit Cannaregio to check out The Wagner Museum, this is also the location of the Venetian Ghetto which houses some important buildings related to Jewish history in the region.
For a delicious lunch or dinner or maybe a glass of wine and cheese head to San Marco, which was settled some time in the early ninth century and is oozing with historic appeal.
No matter where you go in Venice you will find beauty, history and buzz and if you want to perhaps had outside of the city proper visit San Palo and its markets, grab some fresh fruits, maybe vegetables for a salad and some baked goods and take a gondola out to one of the parks.
Venice is home to hot summers and cool winters. Average temperatures in the summer are in the high 20s while in the winter they drop down to the low 10s and can get into the minuses in January and February especially. The city experiences rain showers throughout the year so pack an umbrella.
When to fly to Venice
Venice is one of those cities that remains busy throughout the year. Summers are very popular as this is the time many people have some vacation time so flight tickets from June to the end of August are very pricey.
The crowds slow down somewhat as the temperature cools so you can snap up some good flight deals in October and November as well as the first three months of the year.
Getting into Venice
Your flight will land at Venice Marco Polo Airport which is located approximately 10 minutes outside of the city center. You will have a number of transportation choices once you arrive. One of the most romantic ways you could get to your destination if you're up for it are the boats. The dock is located a few minutes from the terminal building.
Taking the airport bus service is also an option and will get you into the city center. Alternatively you can take a bus to the train station and then make your way to your destination from there. Taxis are also available outside of the terminal.
Getting around Venice
There are two ways to get around the city since wheels are banned. You can either walk or boat. The waterways are essentially the same as roadways where water buses and water taxis operate. Gondola's are another option, but their generally more of a tourist attraction rather than a mode of transportation you want to use to get around the city (you can if you want but it will be pricey like any tourist attraction).
- Visit Saint Mark's Basilica which was built more than 1000 years ago. Later take a stroll through the San Marco square and have an espresso at one of the quaint cafes.
- Head to one of the islands for a chance check out the local village charm and pick up artisan craftwork like lace and glasswork.
- Go bridge-hopping! The cities bridges are iconic, beautiful and will give you a chance to take a walking tour of the city interspersed with visits to the famous Rialto Bridge and more.
- Visit Casanova's prison cell. You will get a tour of where the famous lover spent his days before managing to escape.
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