Venice has a humid subtropical climate which means cool winters and very warm summers. The 24-hour average in January is 3.3 °C (37.9 °F) while in July it is 23.0 °C (73.4 °F). Precipitation is spread relatively evenly throughout the year and averages 748 mm (29.4 in). Then, what is the best period and what to wear in Venice Italy?
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Undoubtedly, the best months are April and May, and September and October. Spring and fall are the most enjoyable seasons in all the Mediterranean. The highest temperature is around 20 °C (68 °F) so during the day a T-shirt or a shirt should be enough. Carry also a light jacket or a sweater in case you stay out after the sunset when it may be chilly. They will be necessary when you visit a church because a short-sleeved top or shorts are frowned upon.
If you can’t afford to travel in these pleasant times, be aware that summers in Venice can be very hot and damp. The weather is often muggy and walking can be tiresome. Of course, light clothing helps and a hat and sunglasses are necessary to protect yourselves from the sizzling heat. On the contrary, if you prefer travelling in winter, be prepared to cool temperatures that can get colder in late January and early February.
Winter jackets must be in your suitcases together with any items of warm clothing. Some days, long underwears, a hat, a scarf, and gloves allow you to enjoy the misty weather that hovers over the city giving her an enchanting touch.
Since walking is necessary to visit Venice, a comfortable pair of shoes is essential. They should have low heels: flat shoes would tire you soon while high-heeled footwear would kill you. The calli and campi are paved with slabs of trachyte: they are hard and extra care is required because sometimes worn joints make the slabs uneven. A pair of waterproof boots is crucial if acqua alta occurs. Read our post to know everything about it. If you happen to experience it, do not walk barefoot, do not walk with your shoes or you’ll have to throw them away: buy a pair of rubber boots trying to avoid the tourist traps.
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