|Destination Airport||Marco Polo|
|Destination Airport IATA Code||VCE|
|Destination City Name||Venice|
The City of Canals might better be called the City of Dreams. Gliding giddily under the Rialto, gazing hushed at a Titian canvas or peering behind the gesso and gold of a Carnevale mask – Venice is full of such “pinch me I’m dreaming” moments. The city is also a mistress of disguise herself, as she slips in and out of the shimmering Adriatic with the tides. What remains is the tidemark of her glorious history. The past may be a different country, but it’ll seep into every moment of those travelling to Venice. So why not book your flights to Venice today?
The summer is undoubtedly the season to see and be seen in the “Serenissima” – and that’s when most look to book Venice flights. But the crowds can be too much at times, in August especially, when prices are at their steepest. The time for real bargains is November. But be prepared for cooler weather, and the occasional floods of the acqua alta, if you’re searching for cheap flights to Venice then. Spring can be a tad less expensive than the high season, especially if you can wait until four weeks before you fly out to book your cheap tickets to Venice.
There are quite a few choices for the Venice-bound, and occasional bargains can be found. So it’s best to compare flights to Venice carefully before you go. Most arrive at Marco Polo (VCE), including the direct flights that British Airways lays on from Gatwick and Heathrow. These will have you flying over the lagoon a couple of hours after take-off. KLM serves both Glasgow and Edinburgh, with short stops that mean you can still arrive in Venice within 4 hours. Similar travel times for return flights to Venice can be had from Manchester (Lufthansa) and Birmingham (Brussels Airline).
Marco Polo International Airport (VCE) sits on the opposite side of the Lagoon from Venice. That makes for some interesting travel choices. The water taxi is the most romantic, quickest and the most expensive way in – at €160 for 4 people. A public ferry service runs from the airport to Marina dell’Orto. From there you can catch a vaporetto (water taxi) to your hotel. Mundane but inexpensive is the bus service to the Piazzale Roma. Once there, you can reach your hotel by vaporetto or wander through the maze of streets and bridges on foot.
Every canal is a joy in Venice, but the Grand Canal sparkles with a special magic. Take a vaporetto down its watery course and feel the goosebumps wash over you, as divine palazzos like the Ca' d'Oro shimmer past. It’s the double-domed glory of La Salute that will have you swooning, though. The iconic majesty of St. Mark's Square draws the crowds, and with good reason: the Gothic confectionery of the Doge's Palace stands next to the red-brick bombast of St. Mark's Campanile, soaring over the bubbling Byzantine glee of the Basilica. Divine: yet another word that simply doesn’t do Venice justice.
Ryanair, easyJet, British Airways, Vueling Airlines, Eurowings, Alitalia, Swiss International Air Lines, Brussels Airlines, Lufthansa, Iberia, KLM, Austrian Airlines
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