Venice Weather - Best time to visit Venice

Weather in Venice

Holidays in Venice invite you to step into a world of romance and wonder. Get lost in the enchanting canals and enjoy everything this unique city has to offer. Venice has something for everyone; are you ready to tick another destination off your bucket list?

Venice weather by month

The weather in Venice can vary and it’s always a good idea to check the forecast closer to your travel dates. The city’s unique layout and waterways can also influence local weather patterns, particularly with regards to humidity and fog. Here’s our month-by-month guide to the average weather and climate in Venice.

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Frequently asked questions

Best time to visit Venice?

The best time to visit depends on what you want to get out of your holiday in Venice. The best time is during the shoulder seasons of spring (April to June) and autumn (September to November) when the city is less crowded. It’s the perfect time to enjoy the sights as the weather is mild. In addition, you’ll avoid the winter’s high tide (acqua alta), which often leaves the city flooded.  

What is the weather in Venice like in May?

May is one of the most pleasant months in Venice. The average temperatures range from 13-21°C during the day, meaning it’s generally mild and sunny, with only occasional rain showers. Make the most of outdoor activities and sightseeing. 

Best time for sightseeing in Venice?

The best time for sightseeing in Venice is during the spring and autumn months. The weather is comfortable and the city is not as crowded as in the summer. Early mornings and late afternoons are particularly good for exploring the popular sights like St. Mark’s Basilica, the Doge’s Palace, and the Rialto Bridge without the crowds. 

Best time for beaches in Venice?

For beach activities, the best time to visit Venice is during the summer months (June to August). The Lido di Venezia is the most famous beach area, offering a pleasant retreat from the crowded city. The sea temperatures are warm and inviting, and the beach facilities are fully operational. 

Is Venice hot all year round?

Venice does not experience hot weather all year round. The summer (June to August) are warm to hot, with temperatures often exceeding 30°C. However, the winter (December to February) can be quite cold with temperatures averaging around 0-5°C. 

Is Venice’s weather good for walking tours?

Yes, Venice's weather is generally good for walking tours, especially during the spring and autumn when temperatures are mild and pleasant. During the summer, mornings and evenings are good times for walking tours to avoid the midday heat. Winter can be chilly, but it is still manageable for walking.

Does it rain in Venice?

Yes, it does rain in Venice. Rainfall is evenly distributed throughout the year, with slightly higher precipitation in the spring and autumn months. The winter months can also bring rain, and occasionally, high tides can cause flooding (acqua alta), especially in November and December.

Things to do in Venice if it’s raining?

If it's raining in Venice, there are still plenty of indoor activities for you to enjoy, such as museums and art galleries like the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, historic buildings and indoor markets. Enjoy Venetian cuisine in a cosy restaurant or attend a classical concert in the many churches.

Best time for quieter holidays in Venice?

The best time for a quieter holiday in Venice is during the late autumn (November) and early winter (January and February). There’s less tourists so you can have a more peaceful experience. Be prepared for cooler weather and pack warm clothes.

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Take a look at our hotels in Venice below and start planning your holiday to Italy today, andiamo!

Hotel Monaco and Grand Canal, Venice
  • Stunning views over the Grand Canal
  • Explore the city’s famous attractions from the hotel’s prime location
  • Stay in elegantly decorated guest rooms
Savoia and Jolanda, Venice
  • Beautiful waterfront location overlooking the Venetian lagoon
  • Within walking distance of the Bridge of Sighs and St Mark's Square
  • Prime location for exploring the top sights in Venice
Londra Palace Venezia, Venice
  • Stunning location overlooking the lagoon
  • Ideal base for exploring the city's main attractions 
  • Favourite with Citalia guests
  • Boutique hotel offering excellent service
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