Considering visiting Venice for an unforgettable winter break? You’re in the right place to kick start your research! With info on everything from the weather in Venice in December, to what events you might get to enjoy, our guide will help you plan your trip. If that wasn’t enough, we also share some inspirational itinerary suggestions to further fuel your Venice travel plans in this most festive of months.
First up, being outside the peak summer, there’ll be fewer crowds to cramp your style as you explore Venice’s labyrinthine streets, canals, galleries and museums. You’ll also stand a better chance of booking a room in your preferred hotel or guest house.
Arguably best of all, though, is the fact that visiting Venice in December means you’ll see the city in a more mysterious, enchanting light. We’re talking morning mists swirling over the canals, and lights twinkling through fog. Add to that Christmas markets, festivals and events, and visiting Veneto's capital in December amounts to a uniquely magical experience.
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As for Venice’s sea temperature in December, this averages around 13°C. For comparison, July’s average is 25°C. It’s also worth being aware that high tides in the winter months can bring flooding.
All that considered, if you love winter wonderland magic, and want to treat yourself to staying in one of Venice’s swankier hotels, December — including Christmas — might be your ideal time to visit.
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A mass is held at Chiesa di San Pietro Martire, with glass-related events and displays held through the month. The highlight of these is the incredible Tunnel of Lights show, which takes place in the portico of the San Pietro cloister.
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