Weather Averages for Venice in April
Averages for Venice in April
Temperatures in April are much more pleasant than previous months without being too warm. This is a great time of year to visit if you don't like crowds as Venice is still fairly quiet.
In April the average temperature now reaches up to 16°C (that's about 61°F), and falls to around 8°C (about 46°F) in the evenings.
You can expect to experience rain on an average of 12 days in this month. The average monthly rain is around 64mm and there is 6 hours of average daily sunshine.
Though light clothing would be appropriate for day time wear, as the weather is quite changeable you should also bring a light jacket and an umbrella.
Make sure you check the local weather report before you travel.
The average sea temperature is only 13°C (about 55°F) so it is not recommended that you try to go swimming.
Dates for the Diary
Settimania delle Beni Culturali ( Mid April); This Culture Week is celebrated across Italy and sponsored by the Ministry of Heritage and Culture in 1998. During thias time State- run museums, monuments and the like are open for free and sometimes are open for longer hours. There are museums in Venice that partake in this national culture week also, these include the Accademia, Ca d'Oro, the Archeological Museum and a number of others.
Festa di San Marco and Liberation Day ( 25th April); The 25th of april is busy point of the year of the Venetian Calendar. It is both the day of Venice's Patron Saint Mark's death ( 25th April 68 AD) and Liberation Day. On this day Saint Mark is honoured by a regatta as per the norm in Venice, Saint Mark is commemorated in Saint Marks Basillica, and festivities are held within Saint Mark's Square. Traditionally on this day for men to give their partners the "bocolo" ( the bloom of a red rose). The liberation of Italy is also marked on this day on April 25th 1945. It is also a day in which people honour those soldiers that had fallen in the war.
Though Venice is famous for its canals, it also has a variety of parks and gardens to visit.
The Giardino Giusti dates from the Renaissance period and contains a mix of topiary and statues, as well as an area of rugged woodland.
Families will enjoy the Parco delle Rimembranze, the gardens in honour of those killed in WW2. Besides the pleasant trees and plants, there is also a children's play area and roller skating rink.
Other parks include the Royal Gardens, created by Napoleon, the Giardini Pubblici, a peaceful oasis away from the touristy areas, and the San Francesco della Vigna, the cloister garden of the church of St. Francis.