Venice lies in the northern subtropical area so the periods of the year when enjoying the best weather are spring and fall. Weather in Venice is very changeable according to the season and the month so if you can choose when to travel, here follow a few tips.
What is the weather in Venice from March to May?
Spring equals good weather without the stifling heat of the summer. The crowds will arrive only with the high season so the visitors can enjoy a friendly city.
This is also the period in which some big openings are held. In May, the Biennale opens its doors to the visitors from all over the world going to the Giardini and the Arsenale (the venues themselves are worth a visit). Useful to remember that in the odd years it’s Visual Arts to hold court while it’s Architecture in the even years. The Biennale also drags a plethora of other interesting shows scattered around the whole city.
The less timid might even dare jump into the sea at Lido. Sant’Erasmo also sports a nice beach and has another reason for a visit: in April, the castraure are harvested: it’s the tasty apical part of the plant of the artichoke.
What is the weather in Venice from June to August?
If you want or don’t have a choice than visiting Venice in summer, expect large crowds, dampness, heat, and higher prices. However, the city goes at full blast with people literally everywhere to enjoy the heat or looking for a draft of fresh air.
The third Saturday of July is the day of the Redentore when a temporary bridge allows to walk to the Giudecca and at midnight, fireworks are on display over the lagoon.
What is the weather in Venice from September to November?
Fall is as soothing as spring. The masses get thinner and Venetians can feel to be again the masters of their city.
If lucky enough, especially in October, you can still spend time outdoors. On the first Sunday of October, the Sagra del Mosto is held in Sant’Erasmo, while on the last Sunday it’s the Venice Marathon to attract runners and viewers.
November 21st is the day of the Madonna della Salute. A typical autumnal dish is the moeche, small crabs caught during the molt while they still have a soft shell that is eaten together with the rest of the crustacean.
What is the weather in Venice from December to February?
The quietest season is unquestionably winter. Most days are crystal-clear sunny and rain-free with sometimes a touch of chill courtesy of the Bora.
In late January and February, the experience may even get magical when the city is blanketed in snow. In February, the Carnival takes place: Shrove Tuesday is a moveable date, but fun and joy are guaranteed even more so if with a Prontopia Local to drive you around.