Weather Conditions in Venice
As a top holiday destination, Venice gets a huge number of tourists every year, throughout the different seasons. Each of these seasons have their own charm. To experience the best that the city has to offer, you are probably pondering the best time to visit Venice. It depends on the kind of experience that you want to have. Are you okay with crowds jostling you? Or do you prefer to be on your own? Here’s a look at the different seasons that Venice experiences, and which is the best time to go to Venice.
With favourable weather, warm sunshine melting away the chills of winter, more people find their way to the city. Easter is one of the busiest times in Venice but the crowds thin out after Easter and you might find it much easier to explore the museums and galleries. One of the best times to visit Venice would be in May as there is a real buzz in the city but do remember that restaurants and bars are often full of people who are here with the same idea!
Venice in summer can be humid and hot and uncomfortable. The canals too heat up and there’s a slightly fuggy smell hanging over the city as a result. Yet, it can be the height of the tourist season as people do come here in droves and the narrow streets can be quite busy. By August however, most locals are on holiday themselves and this affects the charm of the city considerably.
This is one of the best times to travel to Venice, especially if you love everything to do with culture. The Venice film festival takes place at this time and this always draws the aficionados. Weather wise, the city might see hot sunny days with cool nights and some rain showers as well. There are thinner crowds and it’s easier to book accommodation or tickets for art events etc.
It could well be the best time to visit Venice, especially if you want to avoid the numerous tourists. In winter, mists cover the city and it becomes atmospheric and beautiful, almost in a hushed manner. The weather however can get quite chilly and cold but by January and February, you might see blazing blue skies.
It doesn’t matter which time of the year you plan to visit Venice, do remember to take a look at the SOTC website for some good offers and deals on Venice tour packages , Italy tour packages and Europe tour packages.