Venetian Riviera travel guide

Weather and climate

Temperature: High 20s to low 30s (°C) in summer.

Best time to visit: Spring or autumn for slightly milder temperatures.

Summer temperatures here are often quite hot, regularly hitting the early 30s (°C), although average daytime temperatures are typically just under 30°C in July and August. Spring and autumn are both great times to visit, as you’ll have much more pleasant temperatures, and popular Riviera holidays tourist spots are usually quieter too. Winter and early spring can be rather chilly, although this is the best time to avoid the crowds. By July or August, it's not uncommon for the sea temperature to be in the mid to late 20s°C, which means it won't take you half an hour to get used to the water like in the UK!

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The Venetian Riviera is best for...

Wine drinkers: Taste some of the delicious wines made in the surrounding Veneto area.

Beach lovers: Lido di Jesolo’s golden sands are within walking distance of most of the resort’s hotels.

Families: Zip down the slides at Aqualandia water park, and see the tigers and elephants at Parco Zoo Punta Verde. The perfect way to cool off from the summer heat, and the kids will love it!

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Fast facts

Language: The language spoken here is Italian, although English is spoken in most hotels and visitor attractions. However, you can always carry an Italian phrasebook or download an app to practice the language.

Local time: The Venetian Riviera is 1 hour ahead of GMT/UK time.

Currency: The currency used in the Venetian Riviera is Euro (€).

Fly to: Venice Marco Polo Airport. The transfer time to resorts on the Venetian Riviera is about 1 hour and 15 minutes. 

Flight time from the UK: The flight time to the Venetian Riviera is 2 hours.

Tourist information: Further Venetian Riviera tourist information can be found here.

Visa / health: Before you travel, click here for recommendations and advice on visas and health for Venetian Riviera holidays.

Holiday destinations related to Venetian Riviera:

  • Amalfi
  • Ischia Porto
  • Sant Agnello
  • Sorrento
  • Lake Garda
  • Limone
  • Malcesine
  • Sardinia
  • Sicily
  • Getting around

    By boat: From leisurely gondolas to zippy vaporettos, there are lots of different types of water vessels to choose from when you want to tour Venice’s unique network of historic canals. There are also regular ferries between Venice and Lido di Jesolo throughout the day.

    By mini-train: Take in the sights of Lignano Sabbiadoro by riding the tourist train. On the way you’ll see the beach, church, and the Terrazza a Mare pier.

    By bus: Most of the major tourist areas in the Venetian Riviera and Venice can be accessed via bus. Pick up a ticket at a news stand and board at your nearest bus stop.

    Events

    For film fans: Visit the oldest film festival in the world. Taking place in August, the annual Venice International Film Festival draws in famous directors and actors.

    Carnivale: Pack in as much fun as possible before the beginning of Lent, just as the Venetians did centuries ago. Head to Piazza San Marco in February for the world’s most famous masked ball.

    Food, glorious food: Bibone’s Septemberfest is a traditional harvest celebration of local food and drink. Taste locally-made wines and traditional dishes such as juicy roast pork, sardines with creamy polenta, and garlicky salami. This is Italian food at its finest, and yes, there is pizza for the kids!