How to survive the heat of the summer in Venice
It’s been a while, I’ve been on holiday as many of you, I guess!
This summer is being incredibly hot to the point that it’s becoming very difficult to bear the heat during the days and even in the evening. To be honest, I don’t remember a summer this hot.
If you’re not in Venice, I would suggest you not to come until September, but if you’re already here or your holiday is already planned we’ll have to find you a few options on how to survive the heat.
As I was saying, this summer has been the hottest in the latest I-don’t-know-how-many-years, and to make things much worst we also have a very high humity at about 90%, plus no wind. Even the evenings are still hot because buildings get too much heat during the day, and this should last at least until next weekend (so they say), but I believe it will last much longer.
What to do during the day
The calli of Venice don’t have much shadow so it would be a good idea to stay inside as much as possibile. Here are some options:
- Visiting museums: in particular gallerie dell’Accademia is a great pick;
- Museo Correr in Piazza San Marco, which is also inluced in the St.Marks museums ticket of Venezia Unica city Pass;
- Naval museum at Arsenale, also a great choice if you have kids;
- The gardens at Castello could give you some shadow and a place to rest for a few;
- Finally, if you stay in Venice for more than just a couple of days, you could spend the day at the beach of Lido di Venezia, easily reachable by vaporetto with several lines (see here the list http://www.actv.it/sites/default/files/ultimamappa.pdf )
What to do during the evening
- If the evening is not hot, a romantic walk at Zattere, one of the windiest part of Venice is a must
- Otherwise, the Casino of Venice is a good and fresh pick. Entry costs 10€ that will be converted in chips for you to use. Remember that the Casino is a fancy place and thus you should mind the prices of what you get inside and dress decently (no shorts or sandals)
Go to clubs or pubs, a short list of good ones is: Inishark, Bacaro Jazz, Venice Jazz Club, Devil’s Forest Pub and Paradiso Perduto
- Save on water by using the public water fountains that you can find in every campo. It’s good, tested and free.
- Not all vaporetti have AC and they are often crowded… just saying
- Eat lots of gelato!