Venice in September 2023 – is it worth visiting? Weather, air and water temperature, what to wear, prices in hotels and on excursions. What to do in Venice in early September and close to October, where to go in Veneto and near – in the review of good Time for Trip.
Even those who know almost nothing about Venice, deep down vaguely guess that can go to “The City of Canals” at any time of the year without being afraid to remain disappointed. Due to the lack of entertainment or low quality of impressions.
However, there is no secret that certain periods of the year are more suitable for such a trip, and some are less. So, most reviews advised not to go to Venice in November, because of the high probability of heavy rains and floods. And reasonably considered the period from December to early February as the low season here.
But in the summer and even in May there is no shortage of tourists in La Serenissima. Because the weather allow them to make extensive plans.
Yes, and September in Venice is frankly gorgeous. As in terms of the weather, which is not much different from its summer version. So in entertainment: the Venice Film Festival and the historic regatta on the Grand Canal, held at the beginning of the month, traditionally attract a lot of curious people.
After those events their attention, of course, dissipates.
Someone goes to Murano and Burano, or even Torcello. While others prefer to explore Venice itself. Also full of interesting places – you can’t argue with that!
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Weather in Venice in September
Exceptionally or just well suited for walks and excursions, as well as a vacation on some of the best Italian seaside beaches (Lido di Jesolo, Caorle) near the “City of Canals”. Since daily air temperatures during at least the first half of the month rarely leave the corridor + 25-30 °C (77-86 °F). At night, however, it’s much cooler: after sunset, the atmosphere quickly cools down to +17-20 °C (62,6-68 °F).
In September 2022 weather in Venice was warm and even hot. So in the first half of the month, tourists sometimes thought not about which of the sights they should see today, but about finding coolness.
For air temperatures reached +30 °C (86 °F), and the sky seemed to have forgotten about the existence of clouds.
The sun burned incredibly, and only a modest humidity of 70% made the existence relatively tolerable
Most of the locals spent this time on city and suburban beaches. And the surrounding resorts like Lido di Jesolo were literally crowded with vacationers.
There was practically no rain during the first half of the month. Although the average rainfall in Venice in the first month of fall is about 80-90 mm. And the number of cloudy or rainy days reaches 7-8.
Note that after the 20th of the month it gets a little cooler. Daytime air temperatures move in the range of + 20-22 °C (68-71,6 °F), and at nights temperatures sometimes drop to + 14-16 °C (57,2-60,8 °F).
The humidity is also growing, reaching 80-90%. That shouldn’t be surprising – in the second half of September, rains in Venice begin go on a regular basis.
What to Wear
From the foregoing, it should be clear that there is no need for warm clothing. The maximum you should bring with you in September Venice is a hooded windbreaker and a sweatshirt.
- And then only if you’re going to go on an evening gondola ride along the Grand Canal! Or like to stay for a long time near the water
In any case, both the first and the second have every chance to come in handy during a trip on the open deck of a vaporetto boat. Well, or during a water excursion – near the canals always much cooler. Especially in the evenings.
It should be borne in mind that the Adriatic Sea near Venice in early September is warmed up to a solid + 23-24 °C (73,4-75,2 °F). And you will almost certainly want to take a dip!
You can do this on the back side of the Lido island, which has a string of good sandy beaches. Or in the vicinity of the “City of Canals”.
For example, in the town Lido di Jesolo, one of the most popular resorts in Italy. Or a little further northeast, in Caorle.
Toward the October, the water in the north of the Adriatic sea cools down to a modest + 20-22 °C (68-71,6 °F). Which won’t satisfy lion’s share of holiday-goers.
They just don’t soar in the sky – the cost of apartments and hotel rooms is almost at the maximum level. A couple of two people for a night of accommodation will have to pay from 120-140 €.
This is without taking into account taxes and fees, which in 2023 are should be added to the actual entrance fee to Venice.
At the same time, for this money you can stay in Cannaregio or in general in Giudecca. We’re not saying it’s bad – rather good.
But those who are unconsciously attracted to San Marco will probably be upset!
As well as movie fans, who hoped to settle on the Lido close to the cinemas where the premiere screenings will take place. For the cost of rooms in island hotels in early September is better not to inquiry – nightmares will torment.
Therefore, pay attention to relatively democratic options. Like the cozy 50 m2 Ca’ Morandi apartment in Cannaregio. It has all the conditions for a comfortable stay, the distance from the Basilica of San Marco and the Doge’s Palace – about half a kilometer.
We advise you to consider the Castello area, which is unpopular among tourists. Although it seemed – from here you can walk to the very center of the city in 5-7 minutes?!
Here you can stay in the spacious apartments Bacio Di San Marco VeniseJeTaime. Judging by the reviews, well furnished and equipped with all necessary modern appliances…
Things To Do in Venice in September
Above, we briefly mentioned the Historical Regatta in Venice, which traditionally takes place in early September. Becoming a witness to this event is like entering the circle of the elite. But you can watch the colorful show completely free of charge!
Equally, at this time you can see some movie stars. Although usually the Venice Film Festival is much inferior to Cannes in terms of the number of invited celebrities.
The rest of the possibilities are outlined in our rather compact material dedicated to the top attractions of Venice. And not only to them – we also recommend seeing some little-known churches in person.
Visit a place like Scuola Grande di San Rocco, mentioned by far from all guidebooks as a must-see. Go to the island of Torcello, apparently – the cradle of Venice.
In Murano you must see not only the Rio dei Vetrai and the Venice Glass Museum – off the tourist trails, this island is incredibly nice.
Worth a try to find nirvana on Giudecca. Full of calmness and a feeling of incredible, deep happiness and a Dorsoduro area – such senses are quite difficult to taste in San Marco.
Where To Go
Despite the fact that the program of events in Venice in early autumn itself will be rich, we recommend you to plan one or two trips around Veneto region.
We guarantee you will not regret if you visit Verona in September. A chic city that filled with light and a lot of interesting sights.
There is a direct sense to get to Lake Garda. Where the high season is still going on at this time.
And a very small number of travelers reach Vicenza. A not so small, but obviously deprived of the attention of guidebooks, a city in Veneto.
From our point of view, Vicenza is a kind of architectural open-air museum. A place that is clearly different from most in Italy.