Flights booked on Swiss Air. We have a 5+ hour layover, but the Zurich airport can be fun, right?
We ended up going with the first hotel we looked at in Venice. We were going to go with one recommended on the HM board, but it was #258ish out of over 300 hotels in Venice on TripAdvisor, while this fabulous place was #2: http://www.adplacevenice.com/photogallery/
We're really going to Venice. As my students say, "OH EM GEE OH EM GEE OH EM GEE!"