Voulez-vous y aller?
When to go:
Autumn has warm days, sparse crowds and lower rates. Winter has chilly, serene days and sociable nights. Spring is damp but lovely as ever indoors.
Most flights to Venice fly in to Marco Polo Airport, 12km outside Venice, east of Mestre. Budget airlines also use Treviso Airport, about 5km southwest of Treviso and 30km from Venice.
High-end hotels are no longer your only option. Try the local locande (guesthouses), B&Bs, affittacamere (rooms for rent) and holiday rental apartments.
www.comune.venezia.it www.europeforvisitors.com/venice www.hellovenezia.com