Cheap flights to Venice
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Snap up some cheap flights to Venice and:
- order a Spritz cocktail at a local bar
- visit the colourful islands of Murano and Burano
- head to the market for aromatic fresh vegetables and seafood
Who does not have a ready image in mind when the near fairy tale city of Venice is mentioned? Where gondoliers take awestruck passengers through the romantic sights along its many canals and where the streets are like hallways bringing travelers through the enormous palace of an ancient king, Venice is - well, Venice! The city unfolds over 118 islands in the Venetian Lagoon, created between the mouths of the Po River and the Piave River beside the Adriatic Sea and technically still part of northeastern Italy. Once called the "Queen of the Adriatic", Venice has always enjoyed great independence throughout its 1400 year history and was once a powerful trade and art center in medieval times. Since the city was built on wooden pylons and due to the many wells sunk into the lagoon Venice began to noticeably sink into its foundations during the twentieth century, causing floods at high tide. Get tickets through airBaltic for cheap flights to Marco Polo International Airport, and from there the city is quickly reached by water taxis or Alilaguna waterbuses.
Inhabitants of Venice speak a language known as Veneziano, which is its own language and not merely a dialect of Italian. Expect to hear both languages throughout the city and even find menus using both. English is widely spoken and understood, as Venice is commercially a tourist city. Do try to learn a little Italian before venturing out, however, as it will make your city-break more rewarding and everyone needs to shout out bellissimo (beautiful) at least once in Venice.
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