Best time to visit Venice

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Best time of year to visit Venice

La Serenissima is attractive during any season. However, the most crowded period in the City on the Water is February and March during the famous Carnevale Venezia. Thus, the best time to visit Venice is in autumn and spring when the temperature is moderate and the days are sunny. September is an excellent time to hire a gondola for a ride, see Regata Storica race, and meet the celebrities during Venice Film Festival. May and June is also a great period to visit due to the Biennale art fair and the Vogalonga boat race.

4 THINGS TO DO IN VENICE (FEBRUARY 09 - FEBRUARY 18)

Carnevale Venezia

Carnevale Venezia

February 08–25, 2020 • event

A party that simply can't be missed

Flea Markets

Flea Markets

all year round • activity

Get ready to hunt and maybe you'll be lucky to find something precious

Free Admission Day in Museums

Free Admission Day in Museums

all year round (first Sunday of each month) • activity

Once a month, the entrance to Venice’s best museums is free

Gondola Rides

Gondola Rides

September–May • activity

An incredibly romantic way to discover the beauty of Venice

16 THINGS TO DO OUT OF SELECTED DATE RANGE

Regata Storica

Regata Storica

September 06, 2020 • event

A great chance to see a historic pageant and race

Festa del Redentore

Festa del Redentore

July 18–19, 2020 • event

Enjoy the fireworks from one of the many gondolas in St. Mark's Basin

The Vogalonga

The Vogalonga

June 09, 2019 • event

Get out and participate in one of the largest boat races in Venice

Epiphany and Befana

Epiphany and Befana

January 06 • event

Learn about the legend of La Befana during the National Holiday Epiphany

The Silent Regatta

The Silent Regatta

March 08, 2011 • event

Put the Carnevale season to rest with this solemn procession

Venice Film Festival

Venice Film Festival

August 28–September 07, 2019 • event

Come view a movie at the oldest film festival in the world

Lake Garda Holidays

Lake Garda Holidays

May–September • activity

Visit Italy's largest lake to enjoy its landscapes and different activities

Festa della Sensa

Festa della Sensa

May 23–24, 2020 • event

Join the Feast of the Ascension celebration featuring a symbolic marriage ceremony

La Partita a Scacchi di Marostica

La Partita a Scacchi di Marostica

September 11–13, 2020 • event

Watch an amazing living chess game dating back to the 15th century

La Biennale di Venezia (Venice Biennale)

La Biennale di Venezia (Venice Biennale)

May 11–November 24, 2019 • event

Visit the original biennale on which the other ones are based

Venezia Jazz Festival

Venezia Jazz Festival

June 27–July 11, 2019 • event

Jazz stars perform on the streets and squares of Venice

Venice Marathon (Maratona di Venezia)

Venice Marathon (Maratona di Venezia)

October 27, 2019 • event

Join an epic run through Venice crossing 14 of its famous bridges

Festa di San Marco

Festa di San Marco

April 25 • event

A rose for a loved one and, of course, a regatta

Festa della Madonna della Salute

Festa della Madonna della Salute

November 21 • event

Pay tribute to the Venetians who died during the great plague of 1630

Griglie Roventi

Griglie Roventi

July 20, 2019 • event

The Barbecue World Championship for amateur cooks

Biker Fest International

Biker Fest International

May 21–24, 2020 • event

One huge roaring party by the warm Adriatic Sea