Originally Posted by Paul Motter
Thank you Annie, I actually did look at that web site already. I ended up researching trains between cities, etc. I figured out I could do with 1) hotel, 2) sleeper car and 3) hotel....
You live "over there" - what would you do? I found the flights to be expensive and requiring outrageous transfer points - like Barcelona (?). A train ended up seeming easier.
You can purchase a ow direct flight Ams-Venice (Treviso) for about 120 USD and then get a connecting bus to Venice. The only issue is that it is an early departure from Schipol. Airline is Transavia.
If you have seen enough of Venice, I would base myself in Vicenza which is 1hr from Venice by train.