Thinking of taking a trip to Venice in October? Read this Rough Guide to visiting Venice in October, with weather and travel tips to help you wise up, and enhance your experience. From what to expect of the weather in Venice in October, to what to pack, we’ve got you covered. As a bonus, we also share itinerary suggestions that’ll make your trip all the more rewarding — guaranteed!
What’s more, beyond the top tourist magnets of San Marco, it is possible to have some parts of the city to yourself (almost) in October. Also, fewer crowds mean you’ll have more choice when it comes to bagging the best places to stay for your budget.
In addition, while temperatures soar during the peak summer months of July and August, October brings fresher vibes — all the better for strolling the city sans sweat!
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That said, the weather in Venice in October is still agreeably mild. Temperatures remain in the high teens through the day. We’re talking an average of 18°C.
Come the evening, though, expect temperatures to drop to around 9°C.
In good news if you fancy swimming, the average sea temperature in Venice in October is a mild 20°C.
For context, February, the driest month, see an average of 22mm, while September averages 82mm.
But don’t let that put you off. You’ll still get to enjoy up to 11 hours of sunshine each day. And, with such a richness of galleries and museums to explore, you certainly won’t be short of things to see and do when the rain does tumble down.
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Add to that the drop in evening temperatures and you’ll also want warm layers — think cardigans, light pull-overs and jackets, and a scarf to keep out the evening chill. That way, you can still indulge in romantic, al fresco, canal-side dining.
Given that you’ll enjoy warm days in the high teens when visiting Venice in October, you should also pack light clothing of the kind you usually wear through the summer months – sun dresses, shorts, and t-shirts. The key is to come armed with layers, and don’t forget that raincoat!
The action kicks off in the morning with the blessing of brightly decorated agricultural wagons. Through the day, expect music and a fabulous market showcasing the best must and other local produce. Our tip — try Sant'Erasmo’s violet artichoke.
There’s also a pressing demonstration, child-pleasing entertainment, and a regatta that, unusually, includes teams comprising male and female rowers.
Athletes set off from Villa Pisani, 25 km west of Venice. From here, the fast, flat course follows the picturesque Riviera del Brenta area. It then winds through Mestre’s San Giuliano Park before winding up in Venice. In 2023, this will take place on Sunday 22nd October.
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