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Venice, the city made up of over 100 small islands in the Adriatic Sea. With no roads, just canals lined with Renaissance and Gothic palaces, elegant Gondolas and dreamy-eyed lovers, there is no place in the world like it. Discover it for yourself and book cheap flights to Venice with Flybe today.

Venice at a glance

Venice at a glance

Imagine a city built of marble palaces on a lagoon, the birthplace of modern opera, brimming with the unique Italian love of life and culture, well, Venice is that city. Over the centuries, Venice has been many things – a trading post, a Republic in its own right, and arguably the world’s most famous tourist destination, not to mention a World Heritage site. With flights to Venice with Flybe, you can explore a labyrinth of streets, ornate byzantine palaces and countless cafés hidden amongst endless canals. Regarded by some as a tourist trap and by others as a living museum, Venice is unique in its elegant decay. One thing is for sure, you’ll never experience a more romantic getaway than in 'The Floating City'.

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Restaurants and Nightlife in Venice

Restaurants and Nightlife in Venice

To avoid massive food bills, its best to stick to traditional trattorie away from the main tourists attractions, and pay a visit to the café's and restaurants down a side street. No trip to Venice is complete without a Bellini in the famous Harry’s Bar, the iconic 1930s cocktail bar on Calle Vallaresso. Start your evening at Al Mercà on the Rialto Bridge with the local aperitivo ritual, a small glass of wine (or two) alongside a tapas-like snack. Both students and more mature clientele head to the Campo Santa Margherita to drink and chat in bars such as Caffè Rosso and Sbarlefo. Here too is the lively Venice Jazz Club, which offers live performances on most evenings. The best evenings are spent wandering the thousand little streets in the moonlight, stopping wherever you fancy for a glass of something or a bite to eat. And if it’s dancing you’re after, head to Mestre on the mainland to club TAG.

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Shopping in Venice

Shopping in Venice

Venice is famous for its local crafts and of course it's masks. A mix of trinket stores line the narrow Mercerie off Piazza San Marco. More expensive clothing and gift boutiques make for great window-shopping on Calle Larga XXII Marzo, and the narrow Frezzeria’s tiny clothing stores are great to browse. Our tip? Jump on a water taxi to the islands of Murano for hand-blown glass, and Burano for delicate lace items or unique pieces of art. If you’re into haggling, don’t expect a bargain; as centuries-old merchants Venetians are renowned for not budging on price.

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Events and Attractions in Venice

Events and Attractions in Venice

In a relatively tiny area, Venice harbours an immense and dazzling wealth of artistic and architectural treasures. Some are in plain view, others are concealed along the city’s labyrinth of medieval streets. A Gondola ride through the canals is a must (official rates are set), as is a visit to the Doges Palace, once the seat of government and a masterpiece of gothic architecture. To be honest, there is so much to see it’s best to arm yourself with a map and just start exploring – but on the way, stop off in St Mark’s Square for coffee and a pastry and partake in the obligatory Italian pastime of people watching.

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