Venice, Italy: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Venice, Italy? If you're planning to go to Venice, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Venice, Italy

Based on the climate and weather in Venice, the best time to go is September. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Venice, Italy by month

January

January in Venice is pretty cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C). But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 70% to 80% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Socks
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Waterproof coat
  • Waterproof boots
  • Fleeces
  • Umbrella
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Jacket or coat
  • Standard footwear

February

If you go to Venice in February, you will notice that it is pretty cool. Expect it to rain or snow about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Jacket or coat
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Waterproof boots
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Fleeces
  • Warm pants or jeans

March

March in Venice is cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C). But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Standard footwear
  • Fleeces
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Jacket or coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Warm pants or jeans

April

April in Venice is relatively cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C). But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Umbrella
  • Long skirts
  • Standard footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Socks

May

May in Venice is mild. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C) to low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts or short pants
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses

June

June is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Skirts
  • Light footwear
  • Dresses
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella

July

July in Venice is hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Light footwear
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Sandals
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Rain coat
  • Skirts

August

Traveling to Venice in August, you will notice that it is hot. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Skirts
  • Light footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof footwear
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Shorts or short pants

September

September in Venice is warm. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters.

During this time, temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) to 70s F (mid 20s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • Long and short sleeve shirts

October

October in Venice can be chilly. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Socks
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Pants or jeans
  • Rain coat
  • Long skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Dresses

November

If you go to Venice in November, you will notice that it is cold. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Fleeces
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Socks
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Standard footwear
  • Jacket or coat
  • Light gloves or mittens

December

December is cold. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains or snows 5-10 days this month.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof boots
  • Fleeces
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Umbrella
  • Jacket or coat
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Socks
  • Warm pants or jeans

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Venice, Italy

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Venice, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C, F and L
  • A SIM card that works in Venice
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • If you plan to visit a synagogue, take appropriate clothing
  • Pickpocketing is an issue, so wear a money belt or neck pouch
  • Appropriate museum wear

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