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Venice is well-served by regular and low cost airlines from the UK. Alitalia and British Airways offer cheap Venice air tickets on a daily basis to Marco Polo Airport (VCE). On top of these, look out for low cost deals from the likes of Ryanair and EasyJet, so you will be able to get even last minute Venice flights!
When planning to buy tickets from London to Venice, it's best to avoid the tourist crowds during the summer months and carnival in February and March. January, November and December (except during Christmas) are less touristy, you'll have Venice practically all to yourself!
Fly direct from London to Venice in just over 2h.
Venice is more than just a city, it's a world in and of itself that is filled to the brim with wonders, curiosities and emotions. Wander its streets, cruise out to the beaches with a Venice car hire and stumble upon the Bridge of Sighs.
Saint Mark's Basilica: The basilica radiates on the entire square, attracting curious travellers from all around the world. Its Byzantine façade is topped by cupolas, exalted by lintels, arches and vaults. It's beautiful and charming, almost unreal.
Galleria dell'Accademia: By far the most beautiful museum in Venice is this one! It has an impressive collection dating from the 14th century to the 18th including masterpieces from the likes of Bellini, Giorgione, Tintoretto, Veronese and Titian.
Piazza San Marco: Venice's main square, this is where all the action happens. It's the heart of the city, the buzz and the hum, the social and political centre.
Peggy Guggenheim Museum: Peggy, somehow avoiding the Nazis, managed to collect more than 200 works by avant-garde and modern artists for her home on the Grand Canal. Today's its a shrine to modern art that dabbles in surrealism, Italian futurism and abstract expressionism.
Find more information on venice-tourism.com.
The magic of Venice doesn't just stop once you've finished your day of sightseeing. It still lingers even as you lay you head to sleep in your hotel in Venice. Don't be afraid to open your window, you might be privy to fall asleep to the sound of a gondolier singing.
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