Weather Averages for Venice in March
Averages for Venice in March
Temperatures in March are slightly milder than that of preceding months.
The average temperature reaches around 12°C (that's about 54°F), and can fall as low as 4°C (about 39°F).
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 about 5 hours of average daily sunshine.
The average sea temperature is only 11°C (about 52°F) so you would not be advised to go swimming.
Dates for the Diary
Festa della Donna ( 8th March 2015); International Womens Day, on March 8th every year. A day to commemorate the improvements to conditions whether political, economic or social. The day was first celebrated in Italy in the year 1922. Common ways to celebrate this day is going out to eat, resturaunts may serve special menus on this day also. The event is symbolised by the yellow Mimosa flower.
Festa di San Giuseppe ( 19th March 2015); Feast Day of Saint Joseph or Father's Day, where children give gifts to their fathers. Traditionally the consumption of Zeppole, which is alike to a fried doughnut delectable. Food on this day is traditionally served containing bread crumbs to represent saw dust as Saint Joseph was a carpenter. People place all manner of items and products around Saint Josephs Altar, such as flowers, candles, wine, prepared cakes, bread, cookies and the traditional Zeppole.
Holy Week ( 29th March 2015); the Easter bunny in Venice this time of year, however this is the tme of year that tourists arrive. There will still be some stunning pageants, classical concerts and a plaethora of other services prepared for Easter. venice is less affected than say Rome in Holy Week. A mass in Saint Mark's Basillica is worth seeing for some processions and the large masses are common throughout the week.
You can take a visit out to the beautiful Lake Garda, the largest lake in Italy.
Spread out over 369.98 km², the shores are dotted with many picturesque towns and villages such as Sirmione, famous for its spa complexes, as well as numerous other resorts.
The mountainous countryside around the lake is also perfect if you enjoy hiking and want to enjoy the stunning scenery.
Lent is ongoing throughout March and the towns of Gargnano and Gardoneon the shores of Lake Garda host festivals in remembrance of former witch-burnings.
The image of a woman is burnt on a bonfire to commemorate the 'hag trials'.