Weather Averages for Venice in January
Averages for Venice in January
January is the coldest month of the year in Venice.
The average temperature only reaches a high of around 6°C (that's about 43°F), and can dip as low as -1°C (about 30°F)
You can expect to experience rain on an average of 9 days in this month. The average monthly rain is around 58mm and there is only about 3 hours of average daily sunshine.
Warm clothing such as hats, gloves and scarves would be appropriate during your visit.
The average sea temperature is only 11°C (about 52°F) so you definitely will not be going swimming!
And January 6th is the Regatta delle Befane, the first of over 100 regattas that take place through the year.
Venice has many fantastic museums which, being out of season, are good to see at this time of year.
The Marciano Museum in St Mark’s Square, contains the original copy of the famous bronze horses that used to stand outside in the square.
Displays include Roman mosaics, antique tapestries and important manuscripts.
There is also a gallery with fantastic views of the beautiful St. Mark’s Square.
The Palazzo Ducal (Doge’s Palace) has had a fortress on the site since the 9th century, eventually growing into a grand palace.
You can take a tour around the palace and see the Scala d’Oro and the Grand Council Chamber – as well as the prison where Casanova himself was held before escaping!
The Museo Correr is all about the history of Venice and is full of historical memorabilia as well as numerous paintings and statues.