Deciding when to come to Venice revolve around when’s
convenient for you, what’s on in the city, the busiest
or quietest times etc and also the weather.
Whilst Venice has almost all-year-round exhibitions, events
and festivals, and is always busy with tourists –
even when it’s not – the weather should definitely
be a factor in deciding when you come to visit. Obviously
popular are the summer months and whilst seeing Venice during
beautiful weather sounds appetising, other factors need
to be considered.
Venice can get extremely hot and sticky during peak time,
with humidity levels at their highest. Add the throngs of
crowds and the heat haze to this and it may blight your
expectations. Probably just ‘shading’ it for
the most popular time to visit is the two periods either
side of the intense summer, being Easter – June and
September to October. The weather is still fantastic generally
with clear, bright and warm days.
If you’re looking for sometime a bit out of the ordinary,
winter is still popular but nowhere near that as other times.
So long as you are prepared to wrap up warm and acknowledge
you won’t be requiring your shorts or flip-flops,
Venice can be enjoyed greatly with its same wonderful spectacle
and majesty, albeit through a winter aspect.
Whilst the streets aren’t quite deserted
at this time, it is infinitely quieter with a more ‘local’
feel to it. Around the winter months you may also find it
considerably cheaper for accommodation, certainly more romantic
and decidedly more invigorating.
Did you Know?!?
Although Venice enjoys varying temperatures depending
on the season, record highs include a staggering 89 degrees
Fahrenheit in Dec 1998 and the same temperature in February
1997. The record high at any time is 100 degrees F in June