Cheap flights to Veneto

Veneto or Venetia, specifically Venezia Euganea, is one of the20 regions of Italy, part of the Republic of Venice, and used to be an independent state for more than a millennium, until 1797. It is located on the north-eastern part of the country. Its capital and largest city is Venice. The region is comprised of seven provinces and divided into four areas: the northern Alpine zone, the hill zone, the lower plain, and the coastal territory. Venetia is home to a notable nationalist movement, with its current president coming from the region’s largest party, the Venetist/Padanist Liga Veneta. Despite being heavily industrialised, one of Veneto’s primary resources is tourism, having 1/5 of the Italy’s tourism centred in the region. It is also home to several UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

There are plenty of tourist attractions in the region. The city of Venice and its lagoon alone, a UNESCO World Heritage-listed site, have a lot to offer. Other World Heritage Sites include L'Orto Botanico di Padova, the world’s oldest academic botanical garden; Verona, a main tourist destination in Veneto and known for its artistic heritage, annual fairs, shows, and operas; the cosmopolitan city of Vicenza, home to several museums, art galleries, villas, piazzas, churches, and the Renaissance palazzi; and lying on the north-eastern part of Italy are the Dolomites, which spread over the Piave river to the east and far away over the Adige river to the west, with a smaller ground located between the provinces of Trento and Vicenza. Impeccable art is found all throughout the city of Padua, lauded as a cradle of the Venetian Renaissance. Lastly, your trip won’t be complete without tasting fine Venetian cuisine. The region is home to some of the world’s most distinct dishes, desserts, and wines. Veneto is a notable wine-growing area which produces some of the best wines in Italy and Europe. Try some of Veneto’s cheeses, salamis, meats, vegetables, and desserts.

How to get around within Veneto

Navigating around the region is convenient, having been well-connected via a reliable public transport system. In fact, you can book your trip within the region, which includes cab and transfer services to and from the airports and all public transport needs. Aside from the traditional boat services, you can also take a private cab through water taxis. The Vaporetto is Venice’s main transportation system and the easiest way to travel to San Marco from Tronchetto. A more expensive, but an excellent way to see the city, is by Gondola. Due to the fair amount of traffic in the region, you can enjoy driving around in a car, or a motorcycle/vespa, the latter being more prevalent and the best way to explore the outskirts of Verona and the city centre.

How to get there

The region is served by a number of airports. One of them is Venice Marco Polo Airport, an international airport on the Italian mainland, in Tessera, 4.3 nautical miles (8km; 4.9 miles) north of the country’s capital, Venice. The airport is linked to the nearby railway station of Venice Mestre and to the bus terminal of Piazzale Roma, which have scheduled bus services to numerous destinations within the city via the Alilaguna water shuttle and express Gold Line water taxi. There are also regional company buses like ATVO, city buses like ACTV, privately owned motorboats, and rail connections to go in and out of Veneto.  

Flights to Veneto

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