Weather in Venice

Venice, one of Italy’s most famous cities, has a sub-tropical climate with a cold winter and a hot humid summer. The best times of the year to travel to Venice are early spring and autumn, when you can avoid the hot summer temperatures and also the huge crush of summer-time tourists. The Aqua Alta (high water) season, usually early November to late March, finds the lowest areas of the city flooded when the sea level reaches higher than 110 cm.

Average temperatures in Venice

Average (°C) Minimum Maximum Events
January

4

0

8

  • New Year’s Day
  • Festa della Befana
February

5

1

9

Carnevale
March

9

5

14

April

12

8

17

  • Easter
  • Festa di San Marco
  • Liberation Day
  • Su e Zo per i Ponti race around the city
May         17.5

14

22

  • May Day
  • Festa della Sensa
  • Vogalonga –rowing regatta
June

21

17

26

Biennale – International exhibition of contemporary art held every other year in odd number years
July

24

19

29

Festa della Redentore
August           24

19

29

  • Ferragosto
  • Assumption Day
September

19

14

24

  • Venice Film Festival
  • Regatta Storica
October

 14.5

       10

19

Venice Marathon
November

9.5

5

13

  • All Saints Day
  • Festa di San Martino
  • Festa della Santa Maria della Salute
December

4.5

1

8

  • Christmas
  • Festa di Santo Stefano

Seasonal overview

Spring

View from the Campanile in Venice by Alaskan DudeSpring is one of Venice’s most beautiful seasons, enjoying mostly comfortable temperatures. You can expect a mix of sunny and rainy days with a few thunderstorms thrown in. Daylight extends to later sunsets, with temperatures ranging between 12 and 22 degrees C. You’ll want to pack a light jacket/sweater for cooler evenings. The high tide (Aqua Alta) season is just about over by April, so no need to worry about boots, however, the tourism season is just beginning. Expect crowds of people in the St. Mark’s and Rialto areas.

Summer

Venice, Italy by abmiller99Venice in summer is very hot and humid. With sub-tropical heat, high humidity drives Venetians to the beaches and mountains for their August vacations. Prepare to be a bit sticky during the daytime, and plan to drink lots of water. Thunderstorms can be common, however Venice also experiences its greatest amount of days of sunshine during this period. Temperatures in the summer months typically range between 18- 29 degrees C.  Evenings bring a little bit of breeze and are quite enjoyable.

Autumn

Venice, Italy by Lee CannonAutumn may be Venice’s best weather months, with the high summer temperatures and humidity tapering off, making for more comfortable days. Sunsets along the Zattere are quite spectacular, which makes for a lovely place to stroll in the evening. Temperatures during the autumn months average 15 degrees C. The rainy season begins the end of November, and you expect to start seeing Aqua Alta from November onwards.

Winter

San Marco Square, Venice by eurobortWinter brings colder temperatures, but thanks to Venice’s proximity to the sea, the temperatures normally don’t fall below 0 degrees C. It’s cold, but not brutal. Fog creeps in, accompanied by a dampness that makes it feel colder than it actually is. November to January are the typical months for high tide. So, pack boots, hats, scarves, gloves and plenty of warm clothing. A pleasant trade-off for colder temperatures is the lack of tourists during the winter months.

Making the most of Venice’s weather

No matter what time of the year you plan to come to Venice, you can expect to enjoy its grand palazzos, magical canals, romantic alleys, and mysterious atmosphere. Museums and galleries are open year-round (except for a few major holidays). Packing appropriately for the weather will help you enjoy your days in one of the most beautiful cities in Europe.


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