April 21, 2021

Venice Notes: #1

Venice is now officially my second favorite city to visit. (Paris is still number one.)

I wanted to share some of the things I have gleaned in hopes that you too can have
a wonderful vacation in this unique Italian maritime city.

Having heard horror stories of bad times to visit Venice (one couple’s hotel had a flooded first level,) I tried to determine the optimal times to make a trip to this most unique city.

July and August are to be avoided due to crowds, mosquitoes and possible odors from the canals.

“Acqua alta” or high water can occur from late September to April. That leaves May, June and most of September as better bets for a first time visit.


  1. Hello, I just wanted to let you know I enjoyed your post. Your photos capture Venice’s charm. My husband and I try to travel the last week of September and the first couple weeks of October throughout Europe. The temperature is cooler and most places are not so crowded.

  2. Great photos and copy! Will you be giving us more of your super insights on Venice?

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