With a lively atmosphere and various cultural events, July offers a bustling Venice experience. While rainfall is less frequent, occasional thunderstorms might occur, the high temperatures make it ideal for enjoying outdoor activities.
Thinking of visiting Venice in July? Browse our inspirational Italy itineraries to start planning your perfect trip.
If, on the other hand, you’re not a fan of big crowds (and we mean big…), Venice in July might feel more akin to the hell of Dante’s inferno than living la dolce vita! We’re talking long queues for sights and restaurants, thronging piazzas, and slow shuffles behind all those tourists who are struggling to navigate the city’s labyrinth of alleys and canals.
In short, the ball is entirely in your court — if you book well ahead, visit top attractions early in the day, and plan some out-of-town excursions (more on that later), it is possible to enjoy Venice’s magic in July. Just come with a chilled attitude that'll enable you to stay cool and collected while the heat — and visitor numbers — are on the rise.
Set on a summer break in July? For extra ideas, read up on more of the best places to visit in July.
That said, while July is, on average, the hottest month in Venice, it’s also the least humid. This means you can enjoy those long summer days without feeling overcome by mugginess, not least when you’re out on the water exploring islands, or stretched out on a Venice Lido beach.
So, if your budget is limited, consider visiting Venice in early spring. Or, if your heart is set on summer, book accommodation well in advance. To help you decide where you’ll bed down, read up on where to stay in Venice.
What’s more, these suggestions can be customised to your exact needs, with a local Italy travel expert on hand to offer insider tips, and take the hassle out of planning and booking.
Given the volume of visitors the city allures through the summer, we’ve featured a some of the best day trips from Venice.
Offering visitors more historic attractions than any other place in the Veneto except Venice itself, Verona is set within an amphitheatre the River Adige has carved from the hills.
In the south, Desenzano is a scenic spot with good transport links. Meanwhile, on the western shore, the old Venetian towns of Salò and Gargnano showcase unspoiled charm. Love the sound of the lakes? Check-out our customisable Enchanting Italian Lakes trip.