Venice weather

Our guide to the weather in Venice destination during March

13

Average high

4

UV Index

56mm

Monthly rainfall

10

Sea temperature

Venice is an extraordinary city and is always worth a visit, rain or shine. That said, it is cold during the winter months. Cool winds can decent from the Alps and there is little to stop rain sweeping in from the Adriatic sea. We've looked at the most up-to-date weather data for Venice, covering the last 12 years up to 2022, plus we've asked our team of travel bloggers for their first-hand experiences in order to answer the most frequently asked questions about Venice weather in March.

What's the temperature like in Venice during March?

The temperature reaches around 13℃ during the daytime in March, falling away to 8℃ at night. The UV index will be moderate at this time of year, so not something to worry about for the average person. However, if you're going to be outside for long periods it's worth wearing a broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen and UV-blocking sunglasses. Remember that bright surfaces, such as water and sand increase UV exposure.

Does it rain in Venice during March?

On average, there will be 14 rainy days during the month, amounting to 55.5mm in total. That's broadly comparable with the amount of rain we see in England during the summer months, and would be considered dry. There's a small chance that you'll catch a thunderstorm during your trip.

Is it too cold to swim in the sea in Venice during March?

The water around Venice is a bracing 10℃ during March and is too cold for for swimming. Those who frequently swim in cold open water might want to take a very quick dip, but prolonged exposure could cause hypothermia. A winter wetsuit will allow longer exposure to the water.

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Books inspired by Venice

Our hand-picked selection of books to get you in the mood for your Venice holiday

The Talented Mr Ripley

Patricia Highsmith

Travelscoop's Stuart's favourite novel about the ultimate likeable anti-hero. Tom Ripley is talented and scheming with a burning ambition for success that he's prepared to kill for. A gripping psychological thriller which forces the reader to question why they're willing him to get away with it. Italy forms the wonderful backdrop - and it'll make you want to go!

Those Who Walk Away

Patricia Highsmith

A well-written, tense novel in which the dead bride's father-in-law is convinced the grieving husband killed her and becomes obsessed with vengeance. Set in Rome and the streets and canals of Venice, a deadly game of cat-and-mouse builds as each becomes the hunter and the hunted.

To Venice with Love

Philip Gwynne Jones

With redundancy and an uncertain future in Edinburgh looming, Jones and his wife took a huge leap and moved to Venice to live. Through often-hilarious exploits and an enormous passion for the beautiful city and all things Italian, this is a really enjoyable read.

The Thief Lord

Cornelia Funke

Brilliant story for 9-12 year olds about two brothers who escape their aunt by running away to Venice where they join a gang of street kids. With a detective searching for them, they're forced into hiding all over the city - encountering even greater threats and plenty of magic along the way.

Venice Blog posts

From the UK's most popular travel bloggers

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8th August 2022 by PommieTravels

How much is a Gondola ride in Venice & is it worth It?

A gondola ride in Venice is a unique bucket-list experience but many people either think of it as too touristy or too expensive to include as part of their itinerary. I’ve taken a ride on a gondola twice now and both times I thoroughly enjoyed it. To me it’s totally worth it as part of the Venice experience. On my first trip to Venice I visited with friends and we were traveling on a budget. I’d heard all sorts of stories about how expensive gondola rides were and I didn’t feel it was...

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24th March 2022 by PommieTravels

Two days in Venice: Perfect weekend in Venice itinerary

Built entirely on water, Venice is like no other place on Earth. I’ve been to several places with the title of “little venice”, but nowhere compares to the real Venice. What makes Venice so unique is that the waterways are the roads. When I saw a Venetian fire engine floating down a narrow backstreet canal, that’s when I stopped and thought “this place is pretty damn cool!” A visit to this magical city is a bucket list experience and no matter how many times I visit, I’m always in...

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1st July 2021 by John

Cheapest places to holiday in September

If you’re planning a holiday for September, you’re in luck! It’s one of the best months of the year to travel, with mild weather in many of the world’s top locations and far fewer tourists to contend with for a spot on the sand. Best of all, you’ll see prices drop for accommodation, flights and even food, as the summer crowds leave to return home.Here’s a look at our top September destinations, so keep your eyes peeled for fantastic discounts on Travelscoop and pick your favourite...

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12th February 2021 by Andy

Cheapest places to holiday in February

Plummeting temperatures do little to help the onset of post-holiday blues, so what does that mean for travellers? A hot, long-haul trip to distant shores where the sun is shining, festivals are in full swing and prices are cheaper than January.If you embrace the cold and can’t wait to get the snow gear out, you’ll also find an abundance of powder in some of the world’s top ski resorts. Get ready to drag out the festive season just that little bit longer, with top holiday places to visit...

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12th November 2020 by Hand Luggage Only

13 very best places in Northern Italy to visit

Italy is a totally diverse country to explore! Especially with the gorgeous spots in the south of Italy being totally different from the best places in northern Italy. And, truth be told, this is what makes Italy so great to visit in my opinion. It’s long history, gorgeous natural sights and the yummiest dishes. ...

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19th November 2019 by PommieTravels

Making the most of your time in Venice: A guide

Once home to a wealthy empire of merchants, Venice remains relevant today. Despite the crowds, it continues to top the bucket lists of many travellers. If you pine to walk its alleyways, sail its canals, and eat its food, this blog is for you. Below, we’ll share tips that will help you make the most of your visit to this legendary destination....

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15th August 2019 by Rachel Nicole

Italy for opera lovers

If you are a big opera fan, Italy is a great place to head to. It is quite literally the home of opera. Most historians agree that the first opera, Daphne, was performed in the home of Jacob Corsi, in Florence. From that moment, the Italians took this musical art form to their heart. So, if you want to enjoy opera in all its forms, Italy is the place to head. As you will see, when it comes to Opera Tickets Italy offers plenty of choice. Below, is a quick round–up of the towns and cities where...

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