Venice – Planning Your Trip

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Venice: Planning Your Trip and Upcoming Events

What Should I bring to wear?
Consult the Temperature Chart below!

January °F 32.9 – 43.2
February °F 34.5 – 45.8
March °F 40.8 – 54.1
April °F 49.3 – 63.1
May °F 57 – 70.7
June °F 63.7 – 77.5
July °F 67.3 – 85
August °F 66.7 – 85
September °F 61.9 – 77.9
October °F 52 – 65
Nov. °F 43 – 54.1
December °F 36.5 – 45.8
Its difficult to decide when to come to Venice. It is wonderful to visit all year round Here are some points of reference to help you choose the season which suits you best.

If you are a music lover: Orchestral concerts are held from May to July and from September to December. The Fenice Theatre has finally re-opened its doors after a devastating fire 5 years ago. The Opera season runs from December to May; Jazz Concerts and the Festival of Contemporary Music take place in September, but you can attend a concert almost any day of the year in Various churches. Concerts are also given regularly in the Church of the Pietra, where Antonio Vivaldi was once Music Director of the of the all-girl orphan orchestra.

The Music, Theatre and Dance Biennale also hosts many events. Program of projects, productions and world premieres, Teatro Verde, Teatro Piccolo Arsenale, Teatro alle Tese. Theatre: From March to September, Music: From May to October, Dance: From June to September.

Do you like the Theatre?: From October to May, you can see world class performances at theTeatro Goldoni. The Cini Foundation occasionally presents open air performances during the summer and if you’ve chosen Lido as your home away from home, the Teatro Perla offers a terrific program from June through September, and has begun to extend it’s program through the quiet winter months.

Photo © Renato Esti
Photo © Renato Esti

Film Lovers Rejoice!: Lido is the “in” place to be in during late August and early September (as well as the summer months on this posh first class beach) The world-famous International Film Festival is chock full of the latest films and celebrities! An experience you won’t want to miss! It takes place from the end of August through the beginning of September every year.

Contemporary Art is the focus of the Venice Biennale The Biennale takes place in its 51st edition, in July through November. This international festival takes place in the Giardini Pavilions in Castello

Traditional Festivals are held throughout the year; September brings the spectacular Regata Storica in mid-Sept., a historical regatta in period costumes; November, the Day of the Madonna della Salute mid. Nov., and in May, the Day of the Sensa, when Venice renews her vows of marriage with the sea. The Day of Redentore is held on the third Sunday in July, culminating in an extraordinary fireworks display.

The Carnival is probably the biggest single event of the Venetian calendar. Carnevale runs for the ten days preceding Mardi Gras, and the entire city is given over to costumed revels, impromptu street concerts, and pageants and balls of every kind. This is an experience you will treasure for a lifetime!

Where to stay in Venice

There are many hotels, apartments, B&Bs and guesthouses available in Venice, search and make reservations here.