When to visit Venice
I’m sure many of you are wondering what’s the best period to visit Venice, to enjoy a good weather and possibly avoid peak seasons. You can find out all the details in our guide, that you can download for free from our website. Here, however, we’ll give you a quick summary.
When to visit Venice
Have a look at this table
*Degrees are Celsius. IB rating stands for how much we recommend visiting Venice in that month.
As you can see from the table, the hottest months of Summer are also those were most tourists choose to go to Venice, but that wouldn’t the wisest choice. First of all, it’s going to be hot, especially in late June to mid September and with not much shadow or trees around, it will be tiresome to walk around the city all day. Secondly, there will be much more tourists, and the prices of hotels and flights will be higher.
Let’s see now the details month by month.
Venice in January
Venice in January is pretty grey and humid. Often foggy, this is probably the month with fewer tourists, colder and cheaper. You should take in consideration that some hotels close during this period for reparations, especially on the islands like Murano and Burano.
Venice in February
Venice in February is not very different from January, the weather is still humid and cold, with occasional lucky days when the temperature raises up to 15-16*C. However, the carnival often lands between the end of this month and the first half of March, bringing in many tourists. It’s one of the most characteristic times to visit Venice, but also one of the most crowded.
Venice in March
Venice in March, carnival aside, is still quiet. The weather will start to get better but a lot more variable. If in January and February most days are grey, in March you could either have a sunny and warm day or a whole week of rain. For this reason, visiting Venice at this time can be either awesome or kinda disappointing.
Venice in April
Visiting Venice in April is one of the smartest choices. The weather is definitely nice, not cold, but also not too hot. Not many tourists have arrived yet (except maybe some Italians coming a couple of days for Easter) and you can enjoy the city, walking around all day without feeling tired. The hotel prices will still be low or middle season so you will also save money during your stay.
Venice in May
Venice in May is still a good, solid choice, for the same reasons that we said about April.
Venice in June
The Summer is here, finally! The weather is perfect, and hotels have switched to the high season. Venice in June is still a good choice if you cannot come earlier, but you will spend more than May or April and you will also find much more tourists. If you can, avoid the end of the month cause at that point it will start to become too hot.
Venice in July
Venice in July is definitely hot. Maybe too hot. Still, the weather will not scare off the tourists and you will find yourself walking under the sun, sweating, with a lot of people around you. Not a good time to be in Venice. The good side, however, is that you could still escape to the beach at Lido quite easily and enjoy a relaxing day, sunbathing and swimming.
Venice in August
Same as July.
Venice in September
Venice in September is an excellent choice. The weather is still warm and sunny (but not too much), especially in the first half but a good portion of the tourists have left by now.
Venice in October-December
By October, the weather starts to get a little more cold and variable. Most of the times October is still a good month, at least before the second half. In November and December, expect foggy days, maybe some rain and very few tourists. If you don’t mind the weather, this is a good time to save some money in hotels.