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Best time to visit Venice

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Venice

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.

6 THINGS TO DO IN VENICE (MAY 01 - MAY 10)

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

Lake Garda Holidays

Lake Garda Holidays

May–September • activity

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

Greek Island Cruises

Greek Island Cruises

April–October • activity

Discover the best isles of the Eastern Mediterranean and historic port cities of Turkey

Mediterranean Cruises

Mediterranean Cruises

April–October • activity

Enjoy an award-winning vacation, highlighting picture-perfect coasts, ancient history, and fine cuisine

Gondola Rides

Gondola Rides

September–May • activity

An incredibly romantic way to discover the beauty of Venice

18 THINGS TO DO OUT OF SELECTED DATE RANGE

Regata Storica

Regata Storica

out of rangeSeptember 4, 2022 • event

A great chance to see a historic pageant and race

Festa del Redentore

Festa del Redentore

out of rangeJuly 16–17, 2022 • event

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

Carnevale di Venezia

Carnevale di Venezia

out of rangeFebruary 4–21, 2023 • event

A party that simply can't be missed

Vogalonga

Vogalonga

out of rangeJune 5, 2022 • event

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

Venice Film Festival

Venice Film Festival

out of rangeAugust 31–September 10, 2022 • event

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

Biker Fest International

Biker Fest International

out of rangeMay 18–21, 2023 • event

One huge roaring party by the warm Adriatic Sea

Epiphany and Befana

Epiphany and Befana

out of rangeJanuary 6 • event

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

The Silent Regatta

The Silent Regatta

overMarch 8, 2011 • event

Put the Carnevale season to rest with this solemn procession

Festa della Sensa

Festa della Sensa

out of rangeMay 20–21, 2023 • event

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

La Biennale di Venezia (Venice Biennale)

La Biennale di Venezia (Venice Biennale)

out of rangeApril 23–November 27, 2022 • event

Visit the original biennale on which the other ones are based

La Partita a Scacchi di Marostica

La Partita a Scacchi di Marostica

out of rangeSeptember 9–11, 2022 • event

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

Venezia Jazz Festival

Venezia Jazz Festival

out of rangeJune 23–July 28, 2022 • event

Jazz stars perform on the streets and squares of Venice

Venice Marathon (Maratona di Venezia)

Venice Marathon (Maratona di Venezia)

out of rangeOctober 23, 2022 • event

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

Festa di San Marco

Festa di San Marco

out of rangeApril 25 • event

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

Venice Christmas Market

Venice Christmas Market

out of rangeDecember 3–24, 2022 • event

Campo Santo Stefano in Venice is transformed into a Christmas Village for the holiday season

Venice New Year's Eve

Venice New Year's Eve

out of rangeDecember 31 • event

The city of canals sees the old year out with lots of fireworks and music

Festa della Madonna della Salute

Festa della Madonna della Salute

out of rangeNovember 21 • event

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

Griglie Roventi

Griglie Roventi

out of rangeJuly 23, 2022 • event

The Barbecue World Championship for amateur cooks

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