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Visiting Venice in April | Spring in the City of Canals

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Artists, writers, musicians, and romantics alike have found inspiration in the enchanting city of Venice. Its labyrinthine canals, charming bridges, and iconic gondolas have borne witness to countless political intrigues and amorous encounters, giving rise to enduring myths and legends. Spanning over millennia, Venice has evolved from a humble island settlement to a powerhouse of political and economic influence during the Middle Ages, and today, it stands as a bustling tourist destination, attracting over 20 million visitors annually. As April arrives, Venice welcomes the sun, casting away its cloudy skies and signaling the arrival of spring. Here's a guide to experiencing the very best of Venice during this delightful month.

What makes Venice in April special?

Venice in April
Venice in April

  • Perfect Spring Weather - Bid farewell to the lingering chill of winter as Venice embraces April with delightful spring temperatures. It's the prime time for outdoor adventures, whether it's gliding through the canals on a gondola, embarking on a leisurely walking tour, capturing the city's beauty on a photography walk, savoring culinary delights on a food tour, or simply meandering through the charming streets. The weather couldn't be more inviting!
  • Longer Days – April in Venice heralds the arrival of longer days, extending your opportunities for exploration well into the evening hours. With attractions keeping their doors open later, you'll have ample time to immerse yourself in the city's wonders. Plus, you can relish the summer-like schedule without the bustling summer crowds.
  • Before the Buzz – April marks the tail end of shoulder season in Venice, offering a tranquil respite before the influx of international tourists begins in May. Take advantage of this quieter period to discover the city's treasures without the usual throngs of visitors. And with Easter, Festa di Marco, and Liberation Day festivities, you'll also have the chance to experience the rich tapestry of Venetian culture and traditions firsthand.

Weather in Venice in April

In April, Venice comes alive with the vibrant spirit of spring! The sun graces the city with its warmth, creating perfect conditions for leisurely strolls and alfresco dining at charming cafes. With average temperatures hovering around 16°C, occasional light showers may sprinkle the city, adding to its romantic atmosphere. However, in 2018, mid-April saw temperatures soaring to around 25°C, offering an unexpected taste of summer delight.

Venice in April: Top Experiences


St. Mark’s Basilica

Venice in April - garden glow

The striking Italo-Byzantine and Gothic architecture of St. Mark’s Basilica sets it apart from other iconic landmarks in Venice. Consecrated in 1092, it has been welcoming pilgrims and tourists for centuries. Don’t forget to observe the golden mosaics ‘Pala d’Oro’ and the witness views from the top of the Bell Tower.

April Timings
Monday to Saturday: 9:45am – 5pm (Last entry at 4:45pm)
On Sundays & Holidays - 2pm to 5pm


Merceria Orologio, 30124 Venezia VE,
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Doge’s Palace

Venice in April

For centuries The Doge’s Palace was the centre of political and administrative power in Venice. The home of the Doge since 1340, the palace still stands strong today and is a museum. It’s most notable features are the Doge’s apartments, Old and New Prisons and the Bridge of Sighs.

April Timings
Monday to Sunday: 9am - 7pm (with last entry at 6pm)


Piazza San Marco, 1, 30124 Venezia VE,
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A Gondola Ride

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The onset of spring lengthens the day and the clear skies of April also offer spectacular sunsets on most days. Go on a gondola ride with your partner and enjoy the romantic ride through Venice’s iconic waterways, and upgrade it to a serenade for an unforgettable musical sojourn.

April Timings
11am, 3pm, 5pm - Gondola Tour
6:30pm & 7:30pm - Gondola Serenade Tour


30100 Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice,
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Teatro La Fenice

Venice in April

Teatro La Fenice translates to ‘Phoenix Theatre’, an ode to its history of surviving through terrible fires over the centuries. It opened in 2003 and has become an incredible stage for operas and concert shows. You can enjoy backstage access and a peek into the historical opera house on a guided tour.

April Timings
Daily, 10am – 6pm


Piazza San Marco, 1965 30124 Venezia VE
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The Venetian Islands of Murano, Burano, Torcello

Venice in April - skydive

Spring is the perfect time to set out on a tour of the Venetian Islands that have put the lagoon on the UNESCO World Heritage list. The sun in April makes the colorful houses of Burano shine, while you can stop and enjoy a glass-making tour in Murano and the Byzantine churches at Torcello.


30141 Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice,
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Jewish Museum

Venice in April - dinner in the sky

The Jewish Museum located in the Campo of the Ghetto Novo is an ode to the Venetian Jewish community who struggled through segregation and the Holocaust. You can see thejewelry, textiles and other artifacts that were integral to Jewish customs and traditions back in days when there was a flourishing Jewish community in Venice.

April Timings
Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday,Sunday - 10am to 5:30pm (last tour at 4:30pm)
Friday - 10am to 2:30pm


Campo di Ghetto Nuovo, 2902/b, 30121 Venezia,
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Museo Leonardo da Vinci

Venice in April - desert safari

Leonardo Da Vinci was a man whose mind worked way ahead of the times he lived in. In the 15th century, Da Vinci created flying machines and inventive engineering projects, and was an artist beyond peers. The museum in Venice is an ode to his life and includes over 60 functional machines invented by him!

April Timings
Daily from 10:30am – 5:30pm


Scoletta – Complesso Monumentale, Campo San Rocco, 3052, 30125 Venezia VE,
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Lido Beach

Venice in April - dhow cruise

The Lido Beach is the beach resort getaway of Venice. It is an 11 KM sand beach in the Venetian Lagoon facing the Adriatic Sea. April makes for a great time to be out enjoying the mild sun, before the rays get harsh in May and subsquent months.

April Timings
Open all day


Lido di Venezia, Venice
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Venice Walking Tour

Venice in April - hot air balloon

April is a pleasant month for walking around Venice, with little rainfall and mild sunny weather it is time to head out on a guided walking tour. Visit all the landmarks like St. Mark’s Basilica, Doge’s Palace, and the St. Mark’s Square to learn about Venice’s intriguing history.

April Timings
Daily from 9:00am


Venezia, Metropolitan City of Venice,
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Rialto Market

Venice in April - aquaventure

Go early in the morning to the market near the Rialto Bridge to catch the first crates of fish coming in, and later you can join the locals picking the freshest spring produce. The hubbub of the market is something that has been going on for centuries and is an integral part of the Venetian culture.

April Timings
Vegetable and Fruit Market - Monday to Saturday from 7:30 AM – late afternoon
Fish Market – Tuesday to Saturday from 7:30am – 12pm


Calle de la Pescaria, 30122 Venezia VE,
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Venice in April: Events to look out for

Venice in April events

Feast of St.Mark

25th April 2024
First up, we've got the Feast of St. Mark. Celebrating the patron saint of Venice. People gather in St. Mark's Square to enjoy traditional festivities, music, and delicious Venetian food. It's a great time to soak up the local culture and mingle with both locals and tourists.

Venice in April events

Venice Biennale of Art

20th April to 24th November 2024
If you're an art enthusiast, you won't want to miss the Venice Biennale of Art. Held every two years, this event showcases contemporary art from all over the world. You can explore exhibitions spread across various venues in the city, from historic palaces to modern galleries. It's a fantastic opportunity to experience the diversity of artistic expression and maybe even discover your new favorite artist.

Venice in April : 3-day Itinerary

Venice in April Essentials




Time zoneGMT+2


Country Code+39


Socket Type C, F and L


CurrencyEuro (€)

Venice Weather in April

It's time to don your hats and sunglasses as the radiant sun graces the skies of Venice. Expect average temperatures hovering around 16°C, reaching highs of 25°C and dipping to lows of 13°C. With approximately 64mm of rainfall dispersed over 10 days, accompanied by occasional thunderstorms, the city embraces a dynamic climate. Enjoy extended daylight hours, spanning roughly 13.5 hours, with sunrise at approximately 6:20am and sunset around 8pm.

Venice Accommodation In April

The accommodation prices start to increase April onwards and it’s best to book in advance to get good rates. There are a variety of accommodation options in Venice, including B&Bs, Hotels, Hostels, and Homestays. If you are looking for cheaper options, you can head inland to Marghera. Here is a pick of stay options on the island –

  • Luxury Hotels - Hotel Canal Grande, Hotel Ai Cavalieri di Venezia, Hotel Rialto, Palazzo Veneziano, Ca’ Pisani Hotel, Hotel Palazzo Stern
  • Mid-Range Hotels - Relais Venezia, Arlecchino Hotel, Hotel Ca’Dogaressa, Locanda Sant’Agostin, Ca’Pozzo Inn, Hotel Giudecca Venezia
  • Budget Hotels - Novotel Venezia Mestre, Albergo Doni, Hotel San Giuliano, Anda Venice, Hotel Villa Parco, Hotel Martello

Venice Packing List April

Venice in April has mild temperatures so you can get your dresses and shorts, although do carry layers like a warm sweater, and trench coat so you can layer up when it rains. Do carry a rain jacket, and good walking shoes. Remember to pack a flexible suitcase, as you will have to carry it in vaporettos and over the bridges to get in and out of hotels.

Getting Around Venice in April

Venice does not have too many options of getting around, when you are on land you only can walk around as no vehicles are allowed. The waterways on the other hand have a few options –

  • Vaporetto – These are the water buses run by ACTV and run three lines which cover all of Venice. You can use as ACTV Pass to get around the city cheaply.
  • Alilaguna – This is your cheapest bet to get to and fro from the airport, although it takes longer than a taxi.
  • Water Taxis – These are exorbitant but convenient and quick, especially when you are running late for a tour or the airport.

The other leisurely options to explore the city are gondolas and Hop-on Hop-off boat tours that stop at the main landmarks along the island. You can read more about how to get around in this Ultimate Guide to Public Transportation in Venice.

Venice in April : Seasonal Delicacies

Venice in April- what to eat
Scampi alla veneziana

You are right in the middle of the shrimp season in Venice in April. During this season you will get the fresh produce right off the sea. The dish itself is simple, boiled Shrimp with a twist of lemon and olive oil, but it produces the most intense flavors!
Where to eat: Paradiso Perduto, Fondamenta della Misericordia

Venice in April- what to eat

The Italian version of the sushi, Carpaccio is thinly sliced meats, including fish that is garnished with sauces and eaten raw. It was created in the legendary Harry’s Bar for a countess and continues to be devoured by locals and tourists alike.
Where to eat: Harry’s Bar, Calle Vallaresso

Venice in April- what to eat
Baccala Mantecato

The rich flavor of the salted sea cod mashed with oodles of olive oil is unparalleled! Top it onto polenta, and you have got yourself a satisfying comfort food that has enticed Venetians for centuries. Legend says salted cod was brought to Venetian trader, all the way from Norway!
Where to eat: Osteria Al Bacareto, Sestiere San Marco

Venice in April- what to eat
Spaghetti al Nero

The spaghetti al Nero di seppia is one of the most fascinating dishes you will encounter on a trip to Venice. The spaghetti is jet black! The dish is made with squid and its ink which lends the dish its black color, but don’t let the appearance fool you, it’s a tasty meal.
Where to eat: Corte Sconta, Calle del Pestrin

Venice in April- what to eat

The frittole are Venice’s answer to the doughnut! Fried balls of goodness, the frittole often have fillings of raisins, orange peels, custard, chocolate and anything that catches the fancy of the pastry chef. A Venetian delight, you can find the frittole in restaurants and pastry shops across Venice.
Where to eat: Bucintoro Pasticceria, Sestiere San Polo 2229

Tips for visiting Venice in April

  • Recent years have witnessed high temperatures ranging up to 27°C during last weeks of April. It is best to carry a bottle of water and keep hydrating yourself. Venice has several fountains across the city and the water is drinkable and safe.
  • April is when the cruise ship season starts in Venice, this means that every other day you will witness a cruise ship unload thousands of visitors. These visitors flock the attractions from 9 AM to 5 PM, so you can plan your day accordingly.
  • Wood-burning ovens are banned in Venice, due to the safety concerns they bring up in a city built on wooden foundations. This is why you shouldn’t try pizza here, but instead opt for fresh seafood, polenta and a variety of pasta.
  • Murano Glass is a popular item for taking back as souvenirs, and you can choose anything from home decor to jewellery. The original Murano glass is expensive and has a sticker of authenticity on the glass. Beware as many of the cheap knockoffs are made in China! You can find a list of authentic shops on the website.
  • April is a good time to soak in panoramic views of the city and the best places to do that are the Bell Tower of San Marco (Entrance fee €8) and Bell Tower of San Giorgio Maggiore (Entrance free €5). The sunny weather ensures clear skies and offers high visibility of the entire city and its waterways.
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