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Fly Back and Forth to Venice

September 19, 2009 / by Donald

Just some of the airlines that have flights to Venice include Aer Lingus, Aeroflot, Air France, Alitalia, BMI, British Airways, Delta Airlines, EasyJet, Emirates, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa, Ryanair, SAS, and United States Airways.

Venice is one of the most beautiful and popular cities in the world and is admired and visited by many thousands of tourists throughout the year. Among the most popular things to do during your stay is visiting the numerous historic buildings, such as Caffe Florian, Academy Gallery, the Doge’s Palace, the Naval History Museum and the Peggy Guggenheim Museum, which exhibits the proud past of the city.

An interesting, but often overlooked tourist destination is Caffe Florian, which was constructed in 1720. Its most notable customers included Lord Byron, Charles Dickens, Proust, Stravinsky and Modigliani. A more famous stop on the tourist trail is the Doge’s Palace, a pink and white marble palace that was constructed in the 12th century and which has been almost continuously refurbished and renovated ever since. This palace symbolises the most celebrated period of Venetian history and is the city’s most obvious testament to its prosperity and power.

The Lido is the site of one of Europe’s oldest Jewish cemeteries, which was established in 1386. A gravestone, dating from 1389 can still be seen there.

Before heading for home on your flight from Venice, you should try to make time to visit the Peggy Guggenheim Museum, which is an unfinished palazzo housing museum works that have been identified as among the Western world’s most detailed contemporary art collections. Paintings on display here include several by such renowned artists as Picasso, Dali, Chagall, Duchamp, Ernst, Mondrian, Pollock and many others.

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