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Flying into Venice

I have arrived in Venice by car, train and boat; the boat was a sailing yacht and we berthed in the marina that sits under Santa Maria Maggiore with the best view in the city - without doubt. This year we arrived by plane - my little microlight rather than Easyjet - and landed on the Lido where there is a fully functioning (grass) aerodrome with a 1920's Art Deco terminal building that Mussolini must surely have used. 

We flew across the lagoon...



To Choggia 




And down the edge.




And as close to Venice as allowed (there is a restricted area immediately above the city).




Over the Lido aerodrome and landed over the masts of a tall ship heading out to sea




On the way out I got in touch with Venice Marco Polo (the grown up airport) and they were cool with me sightseeing from the air over Burano



And Torcello.





It was a beautiful day.



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