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The Weather In March

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The Weather In March

My Wife and I will be in Venice at the end of March for our 40th Wedding Anniversary.

Can anybody advise on the Weather/Temperature at this time of year?.

Any suggestions for a really nice Restaurant for a celebration meal on the night of our Anniversary.

We will be staying in the Cannaregio district

Also,we arrive at Marco Polo at 14-35 so what will be the best way to get to our Hotel

Bonzo..Southern England

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Chorley, United...
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1. Re: The Weather In March

Venice - Climate Data

The most up to date weather data I have available for Venice is as follows (Rainfall inches first, then average maximum daily temperature in D and F; then average minimum daily temperaure C & F.-

Jan. 2.2; 5.8/42.4;-0.4/31.3

Feb. 2.1; 8.3/46.9; 1.1/34.0

Mar. 2.4; 12.0/53.6; 3.8/38.8

Apr. 2.9; 16.2/61.2; 7.7/45.9

May 2.7; 21.0/69.8; 12.1/53.8

Jun. 3.1; 24.9/76.8; 15.8/60.4

Jul. 2.7; 27.2/81.0; 17.6/62.8

Aug. 3.1; 26.7/80.1; 17.1/62.8

Sep. 2.6; 23.3/73.9; 14.0/57.2

Oct. 3.0; 17.9/64.2; 9.1/48.4

Nov. 3.4; 11.5/52.7; 4.5/48.4

Dec. 2.4; 6.4/43.5; -0.2/31.6

This is actually data for Marco Polo airport and I suppose the city of Venice might be marginally different but I have no records for the city itself.

You cannot expect great weather in Venice at the end of March -high 50s F but probably some showers as well.

If you arrive at Marco Polo there are express coaches (ATVO) which take around 25 minutes and scheduled bus services (ACTV) which take around 35/40 minutes. Both end in Piazzale Roma, as far as wheeled traffic can go in to Venice. Piazzale Roma is the opposite of the Grand Canal to the Cannaregio sestiere.

Depending on where your hotel is located in this large sestiere you can either take from the Piazzale Roma landing stage the 41/42 or 51/52 water bus lines which go down the Cannaregio Canal or the No 1 or 82 water buses which go down the Grand Canal. You should be able to get off at a landing stage close to your hotel and only have a short walk.

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I give below a range of bars.cafes/restaurants my wife and I like for one reason or another. Unfortunately few of them are in the Cannaregio area as it is a part of Venice we rarely have cause to eat in.

Venice Restaurants & Bars

Note, we last visited Venice in May/June 2005 - things can change since we were there so always check the menu outside for dishes and prices; also times and days closed can change

Ai Do Draghi - Calle della Chiesa, Dorsoduro 3665. Tel.041 528 9731 Cafe/Bar in Calle between Campo Santa Margherita and Campo S. Pantalon. Tables in Campo S. Margherita. Excellent Spritz al bitter, draught Italian beer, enormous filled panini (rolls) and good tramezzini (sandwiches). Excellent place to watch the world go by.

Ai Gondolieri - Fondamente Ospedale, Dorsoduro Tel. 366 041 528 5140 Closed Tuesday. Meat dishes, no fish, getting very expensive, booking necessary. NOT in Campo San Vio as stated in several guide books but 100m. nearer Peggy Gugenheim (Just round corner from "Corner Pub").

Al Covo - Campiello della Pescaria, 3968 Castello. It is several years since my wife and I ate there but it was very good then - it had excellent sea-food and great desserts. We have had good reports of it recently.

Alla Madonna - Calle della Madonna, 594 San Polo Tel. 041 522 3824 Closed Wednesday, all January amd 2 weeks in August.. Does not take bookings, just turn up and join the queue! Popular trattoria specialises in fish but good mixed menu. Cross Rialto Bridge to markets, immediately turn left down Fondamenta, third turning on right.. Www.ristoranteallamadonna.com

Avogaria - Calle dell'Avogaria, 1629 Dorsoduro 041 296 0491. New place which has been strongly recommended to us and we shall certainly have a meal there when we are in Venice in May 2006

Bistro de Venise - Calle dei Fabbri, 4685 San Marco Tel. 041 523 6651 Very expensive, specialises in classic and historic Venetian dishes, fine wine list. www.bistrodevenise.com

Cantinone Storico - Fondamente Bragadin (off Campo San Vio) Dorsoduro 660 (Next to Hotel American) Tel. 041 523 9577 Closed Sunday, Good fish, booking desirable, cheerful staff. Pleasant to eat on canalside. Becoming expensive

Cugnai - Calle Nuova S. Agnese, Dorsoduro 857 On right hand walking from Accademia to Guggenheim immediately before Campo San Vio Tel. 041 528 9238 Closed Monday. Run by elderly family, if they retire may well change. Eccentric, good cooking, medium priced but can be crowded & rushed. Not a place to linger!

Da Fiore - Calle del Scaleter, 2202, San Polo Located off the northern corner of Campo San Polo. Tel. 041 721 308 Venice's Michelin starred restaurant, exceedingly expensive. Also booked well ahead! www.dafiore.com

Da Gino - Calle Nuova Sant' Agnese, Dorsosduro 853A 041 528 5276 Cafe/Bar on corner of Piscina Venier. Pleasant outdoor tables, good spritz, beer, panini

Da Mario - Fondamente de la Malvasia Vechia, San Marco (Between Campo S. Maria Zobenigo (Giglio) & C.S.Maurizio) Tel. 041 528 5968 Closed Saturday. Workmen only until 1 pm. Rough & ready local workmen's trattoria. Basic good cooking, reasonable prices, very informal - no menu!

Da Raffaele - Calle delle Ostreghe (continuation of Calle Larga XXII Marzo) San Marco 2347 Tel. 041 523 2317 Closed Thursday. Pleasant canalside tables, competent food, busy, not cheap but an old favourite of ours, consistently high standard over many years but perhaps resting on its laurels a little now and all becoming a bit routine.

Gelateria Nico - Fondamenta Zattere, Dorsoduro 922 Tel. 041 522 5293 Super ice cream but also excellent coffee, spritz and bar food. Nice to sit outside overlooking Giudecca Canal. Prices reasonable but on our last visit had been re-organised and the gelateria side seemed to offer a much smaller selection. Other geleateria in Campo Santa Margherita offer strong competition.

Osteria Boccadoro - Campiello Widman, Cannaregio, 5405A, Phone is 041 5211021 Brief website is: www.osteriaboccadoro.it. New recommendation, not very long established, the chef used to be at Al Covo in Castello, which was very good.

Osteria Vecio Forner - Campo San Vio, 671B Dorsoduro. Tel. 041 528 0424. Closed Sunday. Conveniently situated half way between the Accademia and the Peggy Guggenheim Museum of Modern Art this bar provides excellent cicheti, tramezzini and panini at very reasonable prices, No seats or tables in the Campo which at the present is largely a stone-masons yard with the repairs to canals and bridges in the neighbourhood.

Pizzeria Ae Oche - Calle delle Tintor, 1552 Santa Croce Tel. 041 524 1161 Excellent reputation as inexpensive but good pizzas

San Trovaso Fondamente Priuli, Dorsoduro 1016 (On Rio di S. Trovaso, almost opposite Accademia Hotel) Tel. 041 520 3703 Closed Monday. Reliable Pizzeria/trattoria, reasonably priced. Popular, must book table for 7.pm in evenings and queue until they open at 7.

Vino Vino - Calle delle Veste, 2007A San Marco Tel. 041 241 7688 Reasonably priced, by Venetian standards, associated with Antico Martini but cheaper version. We have received several reports of poor food recently so perhaps gone off the boil. But the big thing is the wine -outstanding wine list by the bottle or many by the glass. www.anticomartini.com/vinovino.htm

Burano

Da Romano - Via G. Galuppi, Burano. www.daromano.it

Il Pescatore Da Paolo - Via G. Galuppi, Burano

These two restaurants on the main street of Burano are very similar. We have enjoyed both excellent fish restaurants, sitting outside when we can get a table in these popular locations. Possibly a little cheaper than equivalent standard on main Venice island.

All Gatto Nero - Fondamenta della Giudecca 88, Burano Tel. 041 730 120. www.gattonero.com Out of the way, on canal parallel to main street. Good reputation, not cheap, closed Monday

Murano

Antica Trattoria Muranese - Riva Longa 20, Murano 30141 A 100 metres to the left from the Murano Museo Vaporetto stop. Convenient for Glass Museum and splendid Veneto-Byzantine church of Santi Maria e Donato Tel. 041 739 610 Good Trattoria, eat in pleasant orchard at the rear if you can. Reasonable prices

Busa alla Torre - Campo Santo Stefano 3, Murano Tel. 041 739 662 Reputation as the best restaurant in Murano, with particularly good sea food. Lunches only, noon - 3.30 pm

The book "Chow! Venice" byShannon Essa and Ruth Edenbaum published by the Wine Appreciation Guild, San Francisco has some useful suggestions, I got my copy from Amazon.

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3. Re: The Weather In March

Cold, cold, cold. It was 30-45 while we were there last week (March 4-7). With the wind and humidity it was not fun. But, you do so much walking your body warms up to it and you can get through an entire day without it bothering (provided you are dressed accordingly).

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4. Re: The Weather In March

One other thing. Unless you are along the Grand Canal or in a courtyard you will never have the sun on you to warm you up because the sun will only reach you around mid-day due to the narrow streets and canals flanked by buildings. So bundle up!

Surrey
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5. Re: The Weather In March

There are plenty of places where you can catch the sun in Venice ( if it is shining). Choose a sunny spot in one of the campos to sit for a drink during the daytime, as we did last week. Even at the beginning of January, people were sitting out in St Mark's Square on the sunny side of the Piazza!

The weather in Venice can be extremely changeable on a day-to-day basis, so best to take layers that can adapt to varying temperatures.

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Just got back on Tuesday - cold! We wrapped up in layers so that we were comfortable once inside bars etc. Pretty chilly in the wind on the waterfront but sheltered down the little alleys although no these don't get the sun and when it rained it was a little hazardous with umbrellas. We were also actually able to sit outside on the sunny side of St. Marks square without jackets on Tuesday lunchtime - totally cloudless blue sky.

We found asking at reception the best way to find decent restaurants - they really took into account exactly what style and atmosphere we were looking for - it can't hurt to ask the locals!

We decided to take a private water taxi from Marco Polo to St. Marks Square (90 euros) and depending on your Hotel location these can take you right to the door down the small canals. There is also a regular ferry service which is a lot cheaper.

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7. Re: The Weather In March

I will be in venice april 1 - I found this

10 day forecast...

www.intellicast.com

in the upper right corner write:

venice italy hit the arrow and

you will see the 10 day forecast also a good idea to check the day you leave!

have a safe trip,

cea

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8. Re: The Weather In March

Thanks for the tip, but I just tried the website, and it says "no forcast is available for Venice".

Were you able to get the forcast?

Many thanks

K

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9. Re: The Weather In March

*doh*

Just tried again, and it seems to be working fine now, must have been me!!

Thank you

K