Venice in August: weather and climate tips

written by Dre Roelandt

updated 8.08.2023

Venture into the heart of Venice during the sizzling month of August and discover the city in all its vibrant glory. With cultural events and lively streets, this is the perfect time to experience the allure of the floating Italian gem. Before you set off on your adventure, here are essential weather and climate tips to help you make the most of your summer visit to this enchanting Italian destination. Here's our guide to the weather in Venice in August.

What's the weather like in Venice in August?

The weather in Venice in August is warm and sunny. Average temperatures range from 20°C (68°F) to 29°C (84°F). It's a peak summer month, characterized by long daylight hours and a higher chance of humidity.

While it's generally pleasant for outdoor activities, it's recommended to stay hydrated and use sunscreen due to the intensity of the sun. Remember that Venice can be quite crowded in August due to tourism, so planning ahead for popular attractions and accommodations is advisable.

Is August a good time to visit Venice?

August is a popular time to visit Venice, but it comes with some trade-offs. While the weather is warm and pleasant, the city is bustling with tourists, and accommodation prices may be higher. If you don't mind the crowds and wish to experience the vibrant summer scene, August can be a fantastic time to explore Venice's charm.

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St Mark's Square from the Grand canal. Venice, Italy © volkova natalia/Shutterstock

St Mark's Square full of tourists © volkova natalia/Shutterstock

Air & sea temperatures in Venice in August

In August, Venice experiences warm temperatures, with average daytime highs ranging from 25°C to 29°C (77°F to 84°F). The evenings are pleasant, with temperatures cooling down to around 17°C to 21°C (63°F to 70°F). The Adriatic Sea is inviting, with water temperatures ranging from 24°C to 26°C (75°F to 79°F), perfect for beachgoers and swimmers.

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What about the crowds & costs?

August is the peak of the tourist season in Venice, and the city can be quite crowded. Popular attractions, restaurants, and vaporetto rides may have long queues. Additionally, accommodation and dining costs tend to be higher during this time due to the high demand. It's advisable to book accommodations and tours well in advance to secure availability and potentially get better deals.

Read about the best places to stay in Venice.

What to wear in Venice in August?

With warm temperatures, lightweight and breathable clothing is ideal. Pack summer outfits such as t-shirts, shorts, dresses, and skirts. Don't forget to bring a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen to protect yourself from the sun while exploring the city.

Comfortable walking shoes are essential for navigating Venice's charming streets and bridges.

Aerial view of Lido di Venezia © Shutterstock

Aerial view of Lido di Venezia © Shutterstock

Can it rain in Venice in August?

While August is generally a dry month in Venice, there is still a possibility of occasional showers. It's a good idea to carry a small foldable umbrella or a waterproof jacket in case you encounter brief rain showers. Embrace the occasional rain as it adds to the romantic ambience of the city's water-covered streets.

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Venice landmark, Burano island canal, colorful houses and boats, Italy © StevanZZ/Shutterstock

Venice landmark, Burano island canal, colorful houses and boats, Italy © StevanZZ/Shutterstock

What to do in Venice in August

With a vibrant mix of cultural events, beach escapades, and charming island visits, Venice in August offers an abundance of activities to suit every traveller's taste.

Visit the islands of Murano and Burano

Hop on a boat to Murano and Burano islands to witness the exquisite glass-making tradition and enjoy the vibrant, colourful houses in the peaceful fishing village. Savour delicious seafood at local restaurants for a perfect day out.

Go to the beach

August brings warm weather to Venice, making it a perfect time to head to the beach. Lido di Venezia, an 11-kilometre-long sandbar, offers beautiful sandy shores and is easily accessible by Vaporetto (waterbus). Enjoy sunbathing, swimming, or taking a leisurely stroll along the coastline.

Open-air Cinemas

August in Venice offers a unique opportunity to watch movies under the stars in enchanting open-air cinemas. Various locations around the city host outdoor film screenings, providing a cinematic experience amidst charming surroundings.

Feast of San Rocco

The Feast of San Rocco, celebrated on August 16th, is a significant event in Venice. It commemorates the city's deliverance from the plague in the 16th century. Witness the vibrant procession through the streets, with locals dressed in traditional costumes and carrying the statue of San Rocco.

Venezia Jazz Festival

Music enthusiasts will be delighted by the Venezia Jazz Festival held in August. This annual event features renowned jazz musicians from around the world performing in various iconic locations across Venice


August 15th marks Ferragosto, a national holiday celebrated across Italy. In Venice, you can experience special festivities and events to commemorate this holiday. Enjoy traditional Italian cuisine, music, and fireworks that light up the night sky,

Planning your trip to Venice? See our guides to the weather in Venice in July or Venice temperatures in September. Or see our guide to the best places to stay in Venice.

Dre Roelandt

written by Dre Roelandt

updated 8.08.2023

Dre Roelandt is originally from the United States but lives and works in Berlin, Germany. Dre is a freelance writer and artist with a passion for travelling. They are an in-house Content Editor at Rough Guides.

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