Book Cheap Flights to Venice, Italy
Venice is a year-round destination that can be best experienced during the summer season from June to August. It would be warm and sunny at about 77 to 82 deg F with extended daylight, and you can use this weather to explore the city in a traditional boat called Gondola and to admire the city’s medieval architecture. Venice also celebrates the Venice International Film Festival during summers. It would be best to book your tickets early to avoid last minute rush and inflated ticket and hotel prices. If you’d prefer an economical option, you can choose to come here during the fall season from September to November. It would be a little colder at about 74-53 deg F with lesser daylight but you can enjoy the grand rowing race competition called Regata Storica plus lower airfares and hotel rates.
The city is served by Venice Marco Polo Airport. It is the fourth busiest airport in Italy. It serves as a base for Volotea and easyJet. Due to the importance of Venice as a leisure destination, this international airport features flights to many European metropolitan areas and some seasonal long-haul routes to the United States, Canada, and the Middle East. Some of these destinations are Abu Dhabi, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, London, Moscow, Paris, Tel Aviv, and Warsaw. Some of the leading airlines offering services here are Alitalia, British Airways, Emirates, Etihad, KLM, Lufthansa, and Qatar Airways.
Places of interest in Venice
Venice is a city and the capital of the Veneto region in Italy. It is situated on an archipelago of 117 small islands on Po and Piave rivers that are separated by 177 canals and linked by 409 bridges. This city is particularly mesmerizing because of its waterways, architecture, artworks and traditional boats (Gondola) that have together been an inspiration to many memorable stories and poems. Since Italy is renowned for its architecture, it would be a memorable experience to visit the Grand Canal and Doge’s Palace in Venice.
The nearly 4 kilometre long, S-shaped Grand Canal is one of the most significant waterways in Venice. Its banks are dotted with several 13th to 18th century palaces and old buildings that display a wide range of architectures related to Venetian Gothic, Venetian-Byzantine, Renaissance, Venetian Baroque and Neoclassical architectural styles. Of special note here is a boat race called Historical Regatta that takes place on the first Sunday of September.
Palazzo Ducale (Doge's Palace)
The 14th century Doge's Palace is one of the city’s most stellar highlights. This Venetian Gothic palace has served as the former residence of the governing authority until 17th century and was later turned into a museum in 1923 AD. Its oldest part overlooks a lagoon and is hallmarked by a stunning show of nearly 700 year old sculptures, though some of it was replaced in 19th century. Also of note in this palace is the world’s longest canvas painting called Il Paradiso that stands behind the Doge’s throne.
Basilica Cattedrale Patriarcale di San Marco (The Patriarchal Cathedral Basilica of Saint Mark or Saint Mark's Basilica)
Saint Mark's Basilica is the cathedral church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Venice. A classic triumph of Italo-Byzantine architecture and Greek Hellenistic sculptures, this basilica assumes central position in the city for its opulent design and a 12th century altarpiece called Pala d’Oro. Made of gold and silver and adorned with 187 enamel plaques and 1927 gems, Pala d’Oro is considered one of the most refined works of Byzantine enamel in the world.