Venice vacation part deux: Is going in August a terrible idea?
January 30, 2013 6:16 AM Subscribe
For a variety of reasons, the second half of August is turning into a better time for us to take a vacation than October, as we had originally planned. We are hoping to go to Venice. We're OK with heat and humidity. Is there some other dealbreaker I'm not aware of?
posted by elizeh to travel & transportation around Venice, Italy (10 answers total)
August appears to be low season for Venice, at least as far as airfare and hotels go. I assume there must be a reason. Is it just the weather, or something else?
Hubs and I live in a very hot, humid climate--Venice averages about 10 degrees *cooler* than our hometown in August--and we aren't too worried about coping with that part of it.
But I know August is the traditional European vacation month. Will many things be closed? Mostly we just want to walk/float around and look at art and churches and eat gelato, and maybe spend a day at the beach or see the Dolomites.
Also, "low season" seems to imply fewer tourists. Is that correct?