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Why Fly to Venice?
Founded amid a sparkling lagoon by the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, Venice is a breathtakingly beautiful city unlike any other. The first time you take a few steps from your hotel, board a gondola and float down a canal lined with bustling piazzas and stunning Gothic architecture, you’ll feel like you’re in a different world. But the spectacle that is the “Floating City” is very much within reach, and cheap flights to Venice can make this memorable locale your next vacation destination. Start planning your trip today to visit sites like St. Mark’s Basilica, a world-famous Roman Catholic cathedral with ornate Byzantine domes, or the bell tower at St. Mark’s Campanile, where you can ride to the top and enjoy fantastic views of the city, lagoon and nearby beach.
Which Airlines Fly to Venice?
Venice is served by the Venice Marco Polo Airport (VCE), which supports more than 40 airlines, most of which predominantly fly to European destinations. Delta is the only U.S.-based airline with direct flights to Venice throughout the year, departing from JFK in New York. Other nonstop flights to Venice on Delta and Continental are only available at certain times.
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Venice Flight Tips
Most flights to Venice from the U.S. connect in Rome or at least one other European city before arriving in Venice, but if you do get a direct flight, consider upgrading to a spacious and comfortable seat. Flights from JFK typically take around ten hours.
Quick Travel Guide to Venice
It’s easy to fill your days in Venice by simply sightseeing along its pedestrian paths and bridges, riding through its winding canals and stopping every so often to sample some cicchetti, Venice’s delectable take on bar snacks. But when you’re not enjoying these pleasures or resting in your plush Venice hotel room, you won’t regret exploring the city’s many world-class museums and art galleries.
Ca’ Rezzonico, a stately palazzo facing the Grand Canal, is an especially popular and intriguing museum showcasing works of art, artifacts, home furnishings and fixtures from 18th century Venice. Priceless Venetian works dating back to the 13th century are exhibited at Galleria dell’Accademia, where “The Tempest,” Giorgione’s famous landscape, is on display. And though most of Venice’s museums house classic works of art, one of the world’s best modern art collections can be found there, too; the Peggy Guggenheim Collection boasts an incredible number of works by Jackson Pollock, Max Ernst, Salvador Dali and many others.
If you become exhausted after prowling Venice’s museums and landscape, consider a retreat to Lido di Venezia, better known as simply, “The Lido.” This sandy strip separates Venice’s lagoon from the Mediterranean Sea, and its two huge public beaches are perfect for lounging in the sun or taking a swim.