IT’S SUMMER, and the northern Italian skies have turned that perfect baby blue. Yes, this is the very worst time of the year to go to Venice. It’s hot, it’s teeming with tourists, it’s fantastically expensive, and the manners of the Venetians are even worse than the rest of the year. But this is exactly the time to plan to go to Venice, when there is still time to book your rooms and do cost-effective battle with the monster that is Ryanair, all ready for your trip at the only time of year when Venice reverts to its true and untrustworthy self, which is November.
by Richard Walker