high season: June to August
low season: November to February
shoulder season: March to May, September to October
Weather InformationLocated on the Venetian Lagoon along the Adriatic Sea, Venice can experience rain showers anytime of the year, which can cause acqua alta, or high waters. This is particularly important, since the city streets may flood during this time. With temperatures reaching average highs in the 80s, summer can get especially warm, which can cause unpleasant odors from the canals. Winter can be cold, especially in January and February, with a chance of snow and average lows of 32 degrees. The most pleasant times to visit are during the spring and fall, when high temperatures range from the 50s to the 70s.
Crowd InformationVenice gets crowded during major festivals such as Carnival in February, La Biennale di Venezia from June through November, the Festa del Redentore in July, and the Regata Storica in September.
Closure InformationMost hotels, shops, and restaurants remain open year-round, and unlike many other places in Europe, establishments in Venice don't close during August.
Information provided by The Italian Government Tourist Board