Very Big Crowds expected on in
Public holiday in destination country: NO
School holidays in destination country: NO
Cruise passengers in (nearby) ports: 16272
Local events: NO
School holidays in the following countries: Australia (New South Wales, Western Australia, South Australia, ACT, Tasmania, Northern Territory, Queensland, Victoria), Switzerland (OW, AI, AR, BE, FL, GL, NE, TG, UR, ZG, ZH, AG, BL, BS, LU, NW, OW, SZ, AI, SG, SH, SO, BE), Germany (Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Hamburg, Hessen, Schleswig-Holstein)
Cruise ships in port: MSC Musica 3060, Norwegian Dawn 2808, Costa Luminosa 2712, MSC Opera 2570, AIDAblu 2500, Oceana 2419, River Countess 132, Crystal Esprit 71
Avoid Crowds in Venice. Venice is one of Europe’s top tourist destinations and has been struggling with big crowds for years. With over a million cruise passengers per year, things only seem to get worse and the city tries to fight back. They for example, levy a tax on tourists that only stay a day and the city tries to limit the impact of cruise passengers flocking the canals and small streets.
Venice sees crowds throughout the year. Especially during summer season weekends, Venice simply is too busy. So busy that the city itself launched the #EnjoyRespectVenezia campaign advising tourists to visit the city when it is less crowded. The best time to visit Venice is outside the peak season.