If you’re looking for a spring break that delivers culture, fine food and unforgettable art in equal measure, you might want to consider visiting Venice in April. Before you decide to take the plunge, arm yourselves with our guide to that very subject. It'll inform you about what to expect of the weather in Venice in April, and arm you with inspirational itinerary suggestions.
At the same time, while April heralds warmer weather, it lies just outside the start of the city’s peak period. This means you’ll experience shorter queues for top attractions, and can enjoy more favourable accommodation prices than you’ll find through the summer months. Of course, all those world-class museums and galleries are still on hand if a spring shower strikes and you want to take shelter.
That said, you’ll still want to book accommodation well in advance. With that in mind, read up on where to stay in Venice.
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As for the sea temperature, this averages a still-chilly 13 °C. For context, July sees an average sea temperature of 25 °C.
That said, without wishing to (ahem) rain on your parade, we’re duty bound to tell you that the weather in Venice in April means you are likely to experience some rain. On average, it rains for 13 days of the month. So, bring a brolly, and have back-up plans for when those spring showers strike. Venice isn’t short of glorious galleries and museums to shelter in, in stunning style.
What’s more, downpours present the perfect reason to stop off for a coffee or glass of Prosecco.
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Of course, these come in addition to exploring Venice's top attractions. By which we mean the likes of St. Mark’s Basilica, the Doge’s Palace, Museo Leonardo da Vinci, and the Rialto Bridge and market.
With no timekeeping or results lists, it’s a fun, friendly, relaxed affair that kicks off on Piazza San Marco. While the route varies from year to year, it’s around 12km and crosses in the region of 50 bridges. If that sounds too much like hard work, there are shorter routes, too, all of them lined with musicians and places to get refreshments.
In addition, 25th April sees Venice celebrate its patron saint with the Feast of St. Mark. An ancient tradition with origins in the transportation of St. Mark’s remains to Venice, today the feast day brings parades and concerts.
Head to Burano to be charmed by colourful, picturesque buildings. Take a glass-making tour in Murano, or be wowed by Torcello’s Byzantine churches and archeology. Better still, visit all three!