Discovering Venice

Some tips and information to live Venice as insiders

Discovering Venice

When asked what is the best time of year to visit Venice, most people would answer May or June. It's a reasonable answer: the climate is mild but not too hot yet, days are longer... it's the reason why the shoulder seasons are usually considered high season in art cities. This means that also September and October, in Venice, are part of the high season!

Sunday, the 19th of May 2024 will be the Pentecoste feast, which in Venice is historically associated to one of the main events in town: the Vogalonga!

Springtime has definitely arrived in Venice and April is is bringing us wonderful blooms all around the town: if you wish to enjoy your private one, don't waste any time and book your stay at Barbaria Terrace apartment: a wonderful, blooming wisteria is waiting for you! Get in touch with us at Luxrest Venice

Easter Holiday is coming! Warmer and longer days are coming, Springtime is the best season in terms of temperature. Take the chance of booking one of our last available flats for Easter and enjoy an aperitivo on one of our terraces! Get in touch with us at Luxrest Venice!

Venice Carnival is on again! You can love it or hate it, but it's undeniably a part of Venice identity. This crazy extravaganza still has the power to let us live, even if for just a short time, the fantasy of the Serenissima, the beautiful costumes, the parties and their mysteries...

The access fee to Venice is now active and Venice municipality issued the instructions.

The fee will be applied on the following days:

April 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 2024;

May 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26, 2024;

June 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30, 2024

July 6, 7, 13, 14, 2024.

The contribution is not due from 4.00 pm to 8.30 am.

Important: the fee is not applied to:

Christmas is coming, there's a festive air around in Venice! Take the chance to see Saint-Mark's square and its beautiful Christmas tree, the Procuratie arcades with their beautiful lights and Murano chandeliers, the sweets and crafts stall all around and the ice-skating rink in campo San Polo!

Another special event will animate the autumn season in Venice: the 2nd of December, 2023 is the 100th anniversary of Maria Callas' birdthdate and the Fenice Theatre will celebrate it with a special concert, honouring her debut in Venice in 1947.

The Fenice orchestra will perform the prelude from the first act of Tristan and Isolde and soprano Maria Teresa Leva will sing Dolce e Calmo, which was exactly Maria Callas' debut piece.

Autumn arrived in Venice, the weather is now chilly, days are shorter... the perfect time of the year to spend your day around exhibitions. We picked up a few which we think may perfectly complete your stay in Venice!

A topic many of you may already have heard about is the introduction of a future entry fee for visitors willing to access Venice. Rumors have been spreading for quite a long time and several guests contacted us to ask for more information.

It's now official and Venice municipality approved this local tax on the 12th September 2023, to be introduced from Spring 2024.