British Airways has regular flights to Venice Marco Polo Airport on the mainland, just under eight miles north of Venice. Not long after Venice flights land you'll be gazing up at the spires and domes of Venice's Byzantine St Mark's Basilica. Stretch your legs after flights with a stroll around Venice's arcaded S Mark's Square; then follow the maze of tiny alleyways leading to Venice's palace-lined Grand Canal.
Take a boat after Venice flights land to really appreciate its beauty. You can catch a quick motor ferry after your Venice flight and be at St Mark's Square in an hour. Or take the longer, more scenic ferry route to Venice via Murano island, the Venice Lido and the Arsenale, site of Venice's medieval shipyard. Public buses travel to the Piazzale Roma transport hub near Venice's Santa Lucia train station in around 20 minutes. Water taxis take you wherever you want to go after your Venice flights land.
Once you've finished taking holiday snaps of Venice's majestic St Mark's Basilica after your flight to Venice, lose yourself in Venice's winding alleyways and canalside pathways. Glide down the canals on a romantic gondola ride then dine on local fish risotto at a restaurant overlooking the Grand Canal. You'll soon discover that the real Venice lies off the beaten track. When you catch return flights from Venice take care packing fragile papier-mch Carnevale masks, miniature gondola models and rainbow-coloured millefiori mosaic-like glass jewellery from Venice's Murano island.