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Venice in August is normally so crowded that the experience is not very enjoyable. In fact, we normally recommend completely avoiding Venice during this peak season month. But like everything else this year, peak season 2020 is different. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Venice is experiencing a summer without overtourism. The coronavirus has stopped cruise ships from coming while also blocking Americans and many others living outside the EU from coming to the beautiful city in the north of Italy. Although the lockdown in Italy is over and the country is succesfully keeping the number of new infections low, Venice remains without crowds.

Today, August 12, would normally be one of the busiest Wednesdays of the year in Venice. Friends of Avoid Crowds (Marianne Schrama & family) are currently in Venice and sent us the following pictures. Although there are other tourists, the images show an almost empty Venice unlike any other summer. 

Avoid-Crowds.com' Crowd forecast

Big Crowds expected on in

Public holiday in destination country: NO

School holidays in destination country: YES

Cruise passengers in (nearby) ports: N/A

Local events: NO

School holidays in the following countries: Summer school vacations around the world

Cruise ships in port: N/A

Explanation: In July, the pace in Venice picks up rapidly. The influx of tourists becomes increasingly prominent, transforming the city into a bustling hub of activity. Celebrate the summer season in Venice with a special trip. Enjoy the lively atmosphere on a scenic water taxi ride through the canals, and don't miss experiencing the vibrant Venetian food culture.

Recommendation: Explore Venice's rich history on Tuesday with a visit to the splendid St. Mark's Square and Doge's Palace. The warm July weather adds to the charm of these historical sites.

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