Best Time to Visit Venice

Jul 17th, 2006, 05:12 AM
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Best Time to Visit Venice

I recently came back from my first trip to Italy. I only got to spend 6 hours in Venice and it is a City I would love to come back to. When is a good time to visit Venice - is it May or October time frame.
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Jul 17th, 2006, 05:36 AM
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May or October are both "shoulder" season; Venice is already crowded, but not as crowded as it gets in June or is in September. I prefer May, because the days are getting longer rather than shorter and there is less chance of encountering "acqua alta" or the periodic flooding of lower-lying areas of Venice.
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Jul 17th, 2006, 07:20 AM
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We will be in Venice in 63 days (staying a week-yea!). We are quite hopeful the weather will be pleasant. We have found September a very comfortable month to travel. Look for our trip report when we return. Shirley
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Jul 17th, 2006, 07:48 AM
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Hi d,

Venice is lovely mid-May/mid-June and mid-Sept/mid Oct.

Take your pick.

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Jul 17th, 2006, 09:39 AM
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I really loved the last week of November. The weather isn't great but there were NO crowds or lines anywhere; restaurants were easy to reserve; got the chance to really meet and talk to locals. Also, prices for air and hotels is rock bottom.
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Jul 17th, 2006, 09:46 AM
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I've been in Venice in April, May, October & November. I'm usually there for two weeks. It's been very hot at the end of April....freaky heat waves.
Now, I schedule my annual trip in early November.
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Jul 17th, 2006, 10:26 AM
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We enjoy Venice in November. No crowds.

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Jul 17th, 2006, 10:30 AM
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Hi dhoffman ~ We were there in late January-beginning of Feb and it was wonderful!

No crowds - no lines - great 50 degree walking weather with the sun in the sky.

Have a lovely journey, Tiff
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Jul 17th, 2006, 08:14 PM
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How bad is it in March? We'll be traveling during spring break next year, planned to spend 3 nights there March 21-24, but now am worried about flooding and cold weather. Is it worth the trip up from Rome at that time of year, or would we be better off extending the Rome stay?
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Jul 17th, 2006, 11:05 PM
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I agree with October. The weather was perfect.

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The fisrt time I was in Venice was in April 2002 and the weather was beautiful. It was kind of cold but the days were beautiful. It was at Easter, so there were a lot of people.

Last year, I went to Venice at the end of June. It was kind of hot, but I didn't think it was unbearable or something. I thought it was OK. The sun set at around 11pm, so days were very long. I didn't have AC in my hotel room and, to be honest, I didn't feel it was necessary. There weren't as many people as in April. I'd travel again in June.

This year I'm going back in the middle of September. I have read that it's a good time of the year to visit Venice in terms of weather, although I have been told that it's high season so I guess there will be a lot of people.
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