Help judy smith with their trip plan: Going to Venice
we hope to go to Venice for 3/4 nights in October however many of the reasonably priced flights arrive early morning or late evening. Would that be a problem?
From the trip, Going to Venice
I haven't done that particular trip, but working on experience from living in Italy, I'd say if you want to be more sure to get public transport (you can take a bus or motoscafi - boat - from the airport to the city) try to arrive early morning. If you're flying from the U.S. that will be the red-eye. In general, Italian transport starts early and will finish by midnight or so, and you'd be looking at taxis, which will be more expensive. Check with your hotel or vacation rental as well, since they will often arrange an airport transfer for you. (I did that when my family visited me in Rome - we just had them picked up and dropped off at the flat with a private car).
I suggest you arrive early so you will not miss a day of visit: there is much to see in Venice
Getting there early wont be an issue, the bus service runs long hours and will get you to the islands in a very reasonable time and cheaply. If you get a 3 day ticket you can ride on the bus and the water bus ( vaporetto ) service around the islands.
Once there, the world is your oyster, dump your bags at your hotel ( we liked the http://www.gogobot.com/residenza-cannaregio-venice-hotel ), then walk or vaporetto into the busier parts.
If you want to do the Doges secret itinerary get to the palace early as places are restricted, but you will get an interesting tour of areas most dont know about as well as a walk or two over the bridge of sighs.
Other than that, just wonder, you will find all sorts of interesting places!!!