We arrived at Marco Polo airport from Manchester via Jet 2. We got a water taxi over to the Lido at a cost of 150 euros- it took 45min. We stayed at the Hotel Excelsior, Venezia, Lido, who operated a free regular launch to Venice. We got this most days we could.
Here's my list of must sees:
2. The Doges Palace and the Bridge of Sighs. Perfect for a rainy day as the queues are under the colonnade, but take the tour and you can jump the queue
3. St Mark's Basilica. Free to enter, but go see the 'treasure' for 3 euros a head. It's a collection of Ottoman loot from the 10-11th century, together with relics, ie bits of saint.
6. Buy Block printed paper, simple and beautiful