Venice

Visiting Venice In June – The Definitive Guide

Venice is an incredible city in the Adriatic Sea, built over more than 100 small islands in a lagoon. A city of canals with its banks lined with Venetian architecture, Renaissance and Gothic palaces, Venice has an unparalleled charm to it. The enchanting streets and passageways of Venice are packed with scores of world famous attractions (such as the Palazzo Ducale, Bridge of Sighs, Piazza San Marco, Basilica di San Marco), neighbourhood churches, prestigious art museums, lively squares, amazing gondola rides, rich feasts and so much more. With great weather, festivity and jubilance, this fairytale city swells with more buzz and zest in summers, especially in the months of May and June.

What makes Venice in June Special?


Venice in June

One of the best times of the year to visit Venice is in June. With beautiful long days full of sunshine, pleasantly warm nights, relaxing under a starry sky overlooking the lagoon twinkling with lights, one can enjoy the vibrant vibes of Venice in June! No doubt, June is peak season for tourists in Venice, but enjoying the festivity during summers makes braving the crowds totally worthwhile! You can sunbathe on the historical beaches of the Lido and take refreshing dips in the Adriatic.

You can enjoy the Venice canals which are magical in the early hours and after sunset. Long opening hours for various attractions makes it far more convenient to manage your schedules. Hanging around at the local cafes and restaurants along the lagoon till late hours, feasting on sea food, fresh-fruit ice granita or a gelato and biking around the narrow lanes are some of the beautiful experiences most enjoyed in Venice in June.

Weather in Venice in June


Long sunshine hours with comfortable temperature ranging between 20°C to 24°C during the day, Venice sees throngs of people soaking up the sun in the month of June. Optimum rainfall of approximately 90mm ensures no hampering of sightseeing due to the high tide (acqua alta). Evenings are very pleasant and enjoyable with temperature down to 16°C to 18°C.

Venice in June - weather

Venice in June : Top Experiences


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Doge’s Palace

Venice in June - doge's palace


The Doge's Palace also known as Palazzo Ducale, is a remarkable landmark of Venice, built in Venetian Gothic style between the 10th and 11th centuries. Originally, the residence of the supreme authority (Doge) of the Venetian Republic, The Doge’s palace is now a museum that offers exhibitions of great historical interest and is open to the public for longer hours in summers.

June Timings
Sundays to Thursdays 8.30 AM – 9 PM
Fridays and Saturdays 8.30 AM – 11 PM

Location

Piazza San Marco, 1, 30124 Venezia VE,
Italy
Getting There ›

Skip The Line: Doge's Palace Tickets
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€20
Doge’s Palace: Prisons & Secret Itineraries Tour
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€49
Guided Tour of The Doge's Palace + The Royal Palaces
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€42
Skip The Line: Doge's Palace Tickets and Guide Book
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€29
Guided Tour of St. Mark's Basilica & Doge's Palace...
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€65
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€91

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Gondola Tour

Venice in June - Gondola Ride


Offering a delightful canal cruise, the iconic Gondola rides are a part of Venice history, romance and tradition. Floating in the web of canals, savouring the traditional Italian singing, you can admire the beautiful medieval architecture of the glorious city of Venice. This unique Venetian experience is enjoyed the best in June early mornings or after sunset.

June Timings
9 AM - 9 PM

Location

30100 Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice,
Italy
Getting There ›

Venice Gondola and Serenade
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€41
Venice Gondola Ride with Audio-Guide
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€33
Guided Tour Of St. Mark's Basilica with Gondola Ride
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€60
Skip The Line: Doge's Palace Ticket with Gondola Ride
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€59

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St. Mark’s Basilica

Venice in June - St. Mark's Basilica


Saint Mark's Basilica, also called the Church of Gold, is the most famous cathedral of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Venice. Its Italo-Byzantine architecture exhibits art masterpieces of its era. Known for its opulent design and gilded interior mosaic, its Italo-Byzantine architecture design is a mixture of eastern and western styles.

June Timings
Weekdays - 9.30 AM – 5.00 PM
Sunday and holidays - 2.00 PM – 5.00 PM

Location

Merceria Orologio, 30124 Venezia VE,
Italy
Getting There ›

St. Marks Basilica Skip The Line Guided Tour
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€31
Guided Tour of St. Mark's Basilica & Doge's Palace...
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€65
Doge's Palace Guided Tour - Skip the Line
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€24
Guided Tour Of St. Mark's Basilica with Gondola Ride
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€60
Guided Tour of St. Mark's Basilica, Doge's Palace ...
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€91
Skip The Line: St. Marks Basilica with Walking Tou...
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€54

4

Teatro La Fenice

Venice in June -  Teatro La Fenice


Teatro La Fenice is the most famous and renowned opera house in Venice. Burnt down by a mysterious fire in 1996, this majestic Opera house was rebuilt from ashes. A popular hangout for Venice’s cultural elite, it is known for having premiered some of the best operas of the 19th century of maestros like Verdi, Abbado, Donizetti, Muti and Chung, Rossini, Mirella Freni and many others.

June Timings
Daily, 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
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Location

Piazza San Marco, 1965 30124 Venezia VE
Italy
Getting There ›

5

Museo Leonardo da Vinci

Venice in June - Da Vinci Museum


Celebrating the unparalleled talents of one of the most creative and multifaceted minds in history of Renaissance, Leonardo Da Vinci Museum located in the heart of Venice is an unmissable attraction of the city. Themed around the 4 elements of earth, water, fire and air, one can witness and admire his incredible works in numerous fields viz. sculpture, architecture, music, drawing, designing, engineering, portraits and many more.

June Timings
Daily, 10:30 AM – 6:30 PM

Location

Scoletta – Complesso Monumentale, Campo San Rocco, 3052, 30125 Venezia VE,
Italy
Getting There ›

6

Glassblowing & Lacemaking

Venice in May - Glassblowing


Murano Glassblowing & Burano lacemaking are two famous historical, ancient, traditional art forms of Venice. Murano island with a stunning Gothic architecture presents you the opportunity to experience traditional glass blowing at the famous Murano glass workshop. Burano island adorning colourful picturesque homes of the fishermen, is the hub for delicate lace-work. You can witness the beautiful century old lace-making tradition by the women here.

June Timings
Most tours begin around 8 AM; you can book a slot convenient for you. An early morning slot can save you from bigger crowds!

Location

Vittorio Emanuele II Monument, Venice
Italy
Getting There ›

7

Jewish Museum

Venice in June - Jewish Museum


Jewish Museum, founded in 1953, is a storehouse of precious Jewish traditional pieces created by goldsmiths and textile manufacturers from the 16th to the 19th centuries. It also houses ancient books, manuscripts, silverware and other artefacts related to Jewish homes, religion and festivities.

June Timings
10 AM to 7 PM. On Friday, the museum may close earlier.

Location

Campo di Ghetto Nuovo, 2902/b, 30121 Venezia,
Italy
Getting There ›

8

Venice Walking Tour

Venice in June - Walking Tour


The unbeaten tracks of the city of Venice are best explored on foot through guided walking tours. You get to experience the flavours of the city from an insider’s perspective. Experiencing the hidden charms of the local life, walking through famous landmarks like Piazza San Marco with Basilica San Marco, Bell Tower, Clock Tower and many other places, guided Venice City walking tours are extremely enjoyable.

June Timings
Depending upon tour chosen

Location

Venezia, Metropolitan City of Venice,
Italy
Getting There ›

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St. Mark's Basilica
Doge’s Palace: Prisons & Secret Itineraries Tour
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€49
St. Mark's Basilica
Guided Tour of St. Mark's Basilica & Doge's Pa...
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€65
Venice City Tours
Venice Rialto Market Food Tour
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€70
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Guided Tour of St. Mark's Basilica, Doge's Pal...
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Skip The Line: St. Marks Basilica with Walking...
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€54
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Venetian Craftsmenship Private Tour: Glass, Fo...
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Venice in June: Events to Look Out For


Venice in June events

Festa della Repubblica (Republic Day)

June 2, 2019
The Festa della Repubblica Italiana, commemorating the birth of the Italian Republic, is celebrated with great enthusiasm on 2nd June every year. Marked by symbolic laying of a wreath at the Unknown Soldier monument at the Altare della Patria, a huge military parade, Italian Air Force planes flying over the monument leaving a trail of green, white and red smoke and presidential palace opening its gardens to the public, this date is much looked forward to.

Venice in June events

Vogalonga 2019

June 9, 2019
A 30km paddling/rowing race through the city of Venice and the lagoon up to Burano is a popular historic festival held every summer. With open participation by anyone, Vogalonga is not a competitive race and there are no winners. Scheduled for Sunday June 9th, 2019, this sporting event is a carnival enjoyed by participants and spectators alike.

Venice in June events

Venice Biennale

May 11 - November 24, 2019
One of the very prestigious and much looked forward to cultural events in the world, Venice Biennale is scheduled to take place from 11 May to 24 November 2019 in Venice. Promoting new artistic trends and organizing international events in the fields of art, contemporary dance, architecture, cinema, and theatre, this event is held once every two years.

Venice in June events

Art Night

June 22, 2019
Art Night is an amazing annual free evening consisting of a series of cultural events organised all over Venice. From visits to palazzos and other historical buildings to meeting famous authors in bookstores to guided tours to concerts to light shows and so much more, you’ll be spoilt for choice during that one evening!

Venice in June : 3-day Itinerary


Venice in June : Essentials


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Venice Weather in June

Venice booms with tourists in the month of June thanks to its great weather around this time of the year. Nice warm temperature (varying between 21°C to 25°C), hot and sunny days, and pleasant evenings are some of the things you can expect in Venice during the month of June. Skies are mostly clear in June with occasional clouds and rainfall.

Venice Accommodation In June

Some of the main neighbourhoods in Venice where you can find a good choice of accommodation are Dorsoduro, San Polo, Cannaregio, Santa Croce, San Marco, Castello, and the island of Giudecca. Depending on your budget and your personal preferences, you can choose a befitting neighbourhood.

What to Pack for Venice in June

You can pack comfortable summer clothes for Venice in June. Carry a good sunscreen as the sun can be quite bright during the afternoons. A comfortable pair of shoes is a must as the streets are cobbled with a lot of steps to climb. The bars and restaurants are mostly casual and do not require you to wear formal clothes. There are frequent rain showers in June so a folding umbrella would come in handy.

Getting Around Venice in June

  • You can use the vaporetto, a ferry that takes you from one stop to another on water. It takes about 20 to 30 minutes and 7 euros to get from one end of the Grand Canal to the other end.
  • To go from one side to another along the width of Grand Canal you can use traghetti. It takes just about 1 minute and costs €2.
  • A gondola ride is an experience you cannot miss. For about €80, you can get a ride for 40 minutes.
  • One can also take the Monorail that connects the car parks on Tronchetto with the cruise-ship terminal and Piazzale Roma.
  • There are water taxis also available which are a more expensive way to get around Venice. The fare is around €15 plus €2 per minute. However they are very convenient especially if you have a lot of luggage.

Venice in June : Seasonal Delicacies


Venice in June - what to eat
Cichetti

Cicchetti are small plates or finger foods accompanying a glass of wine. There are many kinds of these typical Venetian Antipasti. Polenta e Schie (shrimp paired with polenta), Baccalà Mantecato (made of stockfish) and Sarde in Saor (sardine fillets marinated in vinegar, onions, raisins and pine nuts) are some of the must-try versions. Most bars in Venice serve Cicchetti with drinks. Try it at Osteria Al Squero.

Venice in June - what to eat
Risi e Bisi

It is a simple symbolic meal made of rice, peas, pancetta, onion, butter, parsley and pea-shell broth. On April 25, St. Mark’s Day, this was traditionally served as an offering to the Doge of Venice from the peasants. You can find this in most Venice restaurants. The top choice would typically be Trattoria da Romano.

Venice in June - what to eat
Risotto al Nero di Seppia / Squid Ink Risotto

This is a seafood-based risotto. The squid ink in this dish gives a seemingly unpalatable jet-black colour to the rice. However this flavourful dish of squid, wine, onion, tomato and ink braise is a favourite among most Venetians. You can sample this dish at Osteria Al Portego.

Venice in June - what to eat
Polenta

Spongy semolina squares grilled and topped with fontina cheese make for a must-try Venetian dish. Historically a peasant food, it has been around in the Venetian region for centuries. Commonly available at most places, one of the best places to enjoy a creamy Polenta with great seafood is Trattoria Al Gazzettino.

Venice in June - what to eat
Buranelli

Buranelli is a tasty Venetian biscuit named after the Venetian island of Burano. Popular among seamen, these were originally packed along for long sea voyages. The original round shape has been replaced by the “S” shape to make them easier to dunk in coffee or mulled wine. For an authentic taste you can visit Tonolo, one of the best patisseries in Venice.

Tips for Visiting Venice in June


  • Venice is one of the most crowded tourist cities in Italy, especially in the summer months. It is recommended that one should book skip-the-line tickets for major tourist sights like Doge’s Palace and St. Mark’s Basilica.
  • You can beat the crowds by going in for early morning and late evening gondola tours.
  • Dragging your luggage can be quite challenging in Venice. Booking a hotel near a water-taxi stop is recommended for those who want to avoid doing that.
  • One can go on an island-hopping tour to escape the crowds in June. Some of the outer islands of Venice are most picturesque.
  • Venice has a complicated network of small alleys. Buying a map is helpful.

Planning to Visit Venice in June?


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