When is the best time to go to Venice?

The best time to visit Venice is really from September to November, when tourists are leaving the city. Although temperatures are declining (remember to bring warm clothes!), low rates and emptied channels of tourist canoes make it so much more worth it. Winters are cold, while spring brings more good weather in Venice. Summer is the high season and is characterized by high prices in hotels, high temperatures and - you guessed it - a high increase in tourist crowds. Floods tend to occur in the colder months, so be sure to pack a pair of rain boots if you plan to travel here throughout this season.

So, when is the best time to go to Venice? Here's some more information to help you in your decision:

  • The best months for good weather in Venice are April, May, June, July, August, September and October
  • On average, the warmest months are June, July and August
  • January is the coldest month of the year
  • The rainiest months are May, June, September and November
  • The best months for swimming are June, July, August and September

For full information about the climate and weather in Venice a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

January 41°F/45°F
February 45°F/49°F
March 50°F/56°F
April 59°F/65°F
May 65°F/70°F
June 74°F/79°F
July 77°F/83°F
August 76°F/83°F
September 68°F/76°F
October 61°F/67°F
November 52°F/56°F
December 43°F/47°F

Weather and climate in Venice

As in most of Italy and neighboring Greece, the climate in Venice is mediterranean. In the city of Veneto, the weather is often humid which strongly modifies the temperatures felt. Fog, storms, frost and other temperatures can often be observed throughout the worst seasons.

Climate in Venice During the Summer

Following the example of cities like Rome, which are surrounded by tides, Venice suffers from high humidity once the summer arrives. It is often hot, with high temperatures that climb to around 35° C in July and August. Furthermore, the humidity makes the atmosphere almost stifling. It is common to see the Venetians flee their own city at this time of year.

Climate in Venice During the Winter

Similar to Milan or Turin, Venice experiences rather cold winters. The eternal humidity in the canal town generally brings very frequent fog and even a few frosts once the month of January begins its appearance. It is also a period where floods are frequent in Venice and this is otherwise known as the period of the Acqua Alta.

Climate in Venice in the Spring and Autumn

Autumn and spring are pleasant times to explore this city of love. During these seasons, the temperatures are very pleasant and the humidity is less felt than at the height of the winter season. The rainy periods are frequent, however, especially in autumn when winter approaches.

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Charts: temperature and rainfall in Venice

In the charts below, you can see the following seasonal norms for the city of Venice: the minimum and maximum outdoor temperature, the risk and amount of monthly rainfall, daily average sunshine, sea temperature, and relative humidity for each month of the year.

Outside temperature

Precipitation (rainfall)

Daily sunshine hours

Sea temperature


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