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Republic Day in Venice

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Republic Day in Venice

We will be in Venice on June 2. I understand it is a public holiday. What can we expect as far as crowds, closings etc. What are suggestions for activities that day? We will be arriving mid afternoon on the 1st, so this will be our first full day there. Should we have reservations for dinner set in advance? Thanks in advance.

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1. Re: Republic Day in Venice

Almost all visitors to Venice are tourists from outside Italy, so an Italian public holiday will have little effect on the number of people there.

All the sights that are normally open on a Monday will be open, as will be most shops and restaurants.

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2. Re: Republic Day in Venice

There is normally a procession or similar in San marco however by the afternoon its generally over. The city tourist wise will not be busier than normal - June is considered high season however.

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3. Re: Republic Day in Venice

Any day in June is likely to be very busy in Venice and bars, cafes trattoria and restaurants will all be open to cater for visitors.

If you wish to dine at a popular restaurant never a bad idea to book a table in advance.

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4. Re: Republic Day in Venice

Normally the week before the official opening of the Biennale is very busy in Venice. This year the Architecture Biennial opens June 7, so the Festa della Repubblica is the Monday of a long weekend before. So it could be the chance for a lot of extra parties, or maybe not (this is Italy, after all, so it may be too early to tell...).

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5. Re: Republic Day in Venice

It has been my experience on several visits to Venice that weekends and public holidays also have tourists from other parts of Italy...not just from other countries. People do visit other parts of their own country when they have time off from work.

But as said ...June is high season so it will be busy...no matter where the other travelers come from.

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