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Best Times to Visit Venice

The best time to visit Venice is from September to November when tourists desert the city. Although the temperatures -- which diverge from the upper 30s to mid 70s -- necessitate some warm weather-wear, the lowered hotel rates and the barren canals make it worth it. Winters are cold with temperatures in the 30s and 40s, and spring brings Venice's prettiest weather. Summertime is peak season and is characterized by high hotel rates, high temperatures -- and you guessed it -- high numbers of crowds. Acqua alta (high water) flooding occurs dozens of times a year, especially in the colder months, so make sure to pack a pair of rain boots. 

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September-November

Venice empties out in fall after the summertime high season, which makes for a most magical city -- not to mention some almost reasonable hotel rates. However, you will need a coat or some layers; November's temperatures range from the upper 30s to the lower 50s.

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December-February

Winter is cold with average temperatures in the 30s and 40s. Carnevale occurs in February and it's a huge event in Venice, so be prepared for large crowds of mask-wearing participants.

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March-May

This is a beautiful season in Venice. The city defrosts -- high average temperature rise from the lower 50s in March to the lower 70s in May.

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June-August

Venice's summer high season is very busy. Tourists cram into the expensive gondolas, festivals fill the calendar, and hotels raise their rates. Unfortunately, you'll also experience some stifling heat, a somewhat pungent canal and a fair share of pesky bugs.

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