Venice Marco Polo Airport is located on the Italian mainland about 8 miles from Venice. It is connected with 69 cities non-stop and about 53 Venice flights operate out of the city. Current airfare to Venice can be found online from countries all over the world and cheap flights to Venice are always on offer.
Flights to Venice will become even more convenient for tourists with the addition of new shopping malls and conference facilities at Venice Marco Polo Airport. The short journey from the airport to central Venice can be taken by boat, train, taxi or ATVO bus.
The cheapest public transportation in Venice is the water bus or vaporetto, which travels along the Grand Canal and services the main canal, the islands, and around the lagoon area. Gondola rides can also be taken from various points. There are many forms of ground travel for tourists. Taxis, rental cars or limousines, buses and trains are available. As Venice is a city built on water, it is reserved for pedestrians and all transport will only bring you to the entrance of the city. Other than water transport, it is up to you to walk where you want to be.
One cannot visit this ancient city without viewing at least one of the famous art museums. Museo del 700 Veneziano is counted as one of the most important museums in Venice. Visit the incredible St. Mark's Basilica. It is well worth the airfare to Venice to experience this ancient church. Take a walking tour from San Marco Square to the Rialto Bridge to learn the history of many of the Venetian monuments. Experience the serenity of this city built on water while cruising along the Grand Canal. View the many palaces and churches along the way. A ghost walking tour of the back streets of the city by night is great fun as well.
Venice is a paradise for shoppers looking for anything from fashion to antiques. You can buy beautiful Venetian glassware from the famous 600-year-old store, Barovier & Toso. Visit Tragicomica for genuine Venetian face masks. Enjoy a Gondola serenade and dine afterwards at one of the restaurants like Al Giglio or Hostaria Ai Coristi Restaurant. Night clubs are not very popular in Venice, but close to St. Mark's Square you can enjoy live jazz at Martini Scala where dinners are served until 2:00 am. Pubs like Raging Pub offer live entertainment, and Bar Al Volto and Do Mori are good places to meet up with the locals.