The canal network of Venice makes it one of the most unique cities on Earth. However, having this unusual setting has its drawbacks. The popularity of Venice means that it’s often overrun with tourists from all over the world, particularly in the height of summer.
However, a little bit of planning means that you’ll be able to enjoy a relaxing, and (relatively) quiet time in one of the most romantic cities in the world. Read on for our advice.
Venice Travel Tips
The best way to have some space for yourself when you visit Venice is to go out of season. Most restaurants and attractions will still be open, and you’ll find it far easier to walk alongside the canals. You will actually be able to admire the city that you’ve flown all that way to visit, rather than when it’s packed with thousands of other tourists.
The city gets hot and extremely busy during the summer, and you will find it much pleasanter to be there during the spring or autumn.
Working Around School Holidays
If work schedules or school holidays focus you on visiting Venice at a busy time of year, then there are still a few things that you can do to make the trip more pleasant.
A top tip is to visit early in the morning or late in the evening. Many of the people who take to the streets of the city arrive, and leave, on cruise ships. These tend to run to reasonably tight schedules which means that their passengers are only in Venice between about 10am and 7pm each day.
Outside of these hours, the city is a lot quieter and, with early sunrises and late sunsets during the summer, you’ll still have plenty of opportunities to see the city’s beautiful canals at their very best.