The crowds recede, the locals reclaim their town, and an entirely new Venice emerges. Enjoy ice skating in Venice and Mestre, Christmas in St. Mark’s Square and the great events for the New Year’s Eve.
In the summertime, Venice belongs to tourists – 18 million tourists to be.
Winter is a romantic season in Venice, and the more civilized crowds and lower prices make it an appealing time to visit.
Venice is a marvelously eerie place of footsteps echoing along misty alleyways.
It can be bitingly chilly when the wind whips down from the Dolomites, and damp.
But beautiful Venice is also far less packed, blessed with magic sunny days of blue skies, and less expensive than it is in high tourist season.