Avoid the Crowds: Visit Venice in April

Avoid the Crowds: Visit Venice in April

Venice is beautiful all-year-round, but it can get very crowded in the summer and at specific times of year. If you love art, architecture, and history but hate big crowds, you should visit Venice in April, and here’s why…

Some of the beautiful buildings in Venice

Venice is beautiful all-year-round, but it can get very crowded in the summer and at specific times of year (during Carnival for example!). If you love art, architecture, and history but hate big crowds, you should visit Venice in April, and here’s why…

Avoid Winter Weather and Crowds

Although it can still be a little cool in April, Venice is lovely in the springtime and you will have avoided the worst of the winter weather in January and February. Venice is an enchanting city in springtime, as its many walled gardens bloom with wisteria and the streets are much calmer than in the summer months.

If you don’t particularly like warm weather, then April in Venice will probably strike the perfect balance for you, as the average temperature sits around 16°C. It’s the ideal temperature for one of our Venice walking tours, as the cooler weather makes a jaunt around Venice a lot more pleasant — and a lot less sweaty — than in the summer!

Visit the Tower at San Giorgio

The Tower at San Giorgio gives the perfect vantage point of Venice

San Giorgio is the huge church on the island opposite St. Mark’s. Although it can be busy at peak times, it’s much less busy than St. Mark’s Square. Visiting the tower at San Giorgio will let you see Venice from a peaceful vantage point, and San Giorgio church is stunning in its own right, so it’s worth a visit at any time of year!

Take a Private Gondola Ride

One of the nicest ways to avoid the crowds is to book a private gondola ride. If you want to avoid the bustling foot traffic in Venice, a slow-paced gondola ride is probably exactly what you need. Why not relax and enjoy our romantic gondola ride for two? There’s something about the smooth motion of the boat through the water than can calm down even the most anxious traveller.

Take a Private Tour of Saint Mark’s Basilica

The impressive Saint Mark's Basilica

Most people visiting Venice want to see two things: Saint Mark’s Basilica and the Doge’s Palace. The trouble is that the crowds are often huge at both attractions. Avoid the bother of negotiating the crowds by booking one of Venice Events’ private Saint Mark’s Basilica and Doge’s Palace tours. Booking our private tour means that you will be escorted by a guide around both St. Mark’s Cathedral and the Doge’s Palace. Our guides will show you all of the best sights and help you avoid the big crowds. With unparalleled knowledge of the city, our guides will tell you Venice’s stories and answer any questions you have.

You may want to avoid Easter

Easter, in 2018, is on Sunday the 1st of April, and it’s on Sunday the 21st of April in 2019. As many schools and workplaces are off during the Easter break, it’s the perfect time for family holidays. This usually means that Venice is absolutely packed for about a week either side of Easter. If your main reason for visiting Venice in April is to avoid the crowds, you should make sure your holiday is at least a week before or after the Easter break.

We hope we’ve convinced a few readers to avoid the crowds and visit Venice in April. Venice is an amazing city at any time of year, but April is perhaps the best time outside of winter if you want to avoid the busy crowds. Venice Events runs a huge range of Venice tours and activities, so please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any Venice-related questions. Plan your next big holiday today!