9 Great Events in Venice this March

By Megan Millisky

This March, plan your dream vacation to Venice, Italy! Discover ancient art and architecture around every corner. Wander through markets to find antique jewelry, then step into the Gallerie dell'Accademia and discover a world of art! Here are just eight of the greatest events and sights to see in Venice this March.

1. Antiquaria Padova

March 21-29, check out Antiquaria Padova! Peruse Italian antiques like jewelry, paintings, tapestries, and furniture. Dozens of antique dealers will be showing off fascinating finds from the past.

Address: Piazza Antenore, 3, 35131 Padova PD, Italy

2. Gallerie dell'Accademia

Discover a treasure trove of art at this classic Italian gallery! Best known for occasionally displaying da Vinci’s “Vitruvian Man” drawing, the gallery is full of incredible Rennaissance art. Visit through March, and visit for free on March 1.

Address: Campo della Carita, 1050, 30123 Venezia VE, Italy

3. Rigoletto

This opera was first performed in 1851 and has been incredibly popular ever since! March 6, 13, 20, and 27, be captivated by this tale of passion, treachery, and vengeance. The show takes place at Tiepolo Hall and is performed in Italian.

Address: Palazzo Barbarigo Minotto, Fondamenta Duodo o Barbarigo, 2504, 30100 Venezia VE, Italy

4. Festival la Rivelazione delle Compositrici: Around the Piano

Listen to chamber music at the Great School of San Giovanni Evangelista. Go for the string quartet, piano, and double bass playing in harmony, and stay to admire the architecture! This great concert will be on March 29.

Address: San Polo, 2454, 30125 Venezia VE, Italy

5. Music Festival: Discovering Women Composers

March 19, listen to the sounds of the piano and cello in harmony. Enjoy three sonatas written by women composers in the 19th century.

Address: San Polo, 2368, 30125 Venezia VE, Italy

6. Visit Doge’s Palace

Through March, visit Doge’s Palace to gaze at incredible Gothic architecture! This huge structure holds apartments, institutional chambers, a prison, and an Armoury. Spend a day strolling through St. Mark’s Square to see the Palace and surrounding museums.

Address: Piazza San Marco, 1, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy

7. See Rialto Bridge

The Rialto Bridge is a Venice must-see! The bridge is made of Istrian stone, and is considered an architectural marvel. You can see the bridge on foot, or take a gondola ride to see it from the water! The bridge is open 24/7 through March.

Address: Sestiere San Polo, 30125 Venezia VE, Italy

8. Guitar Show

Find everything guitar-related at this show for music-lovers. Check out classical, electric, and acoustic instruments and accessories. There will be over 80 guitar performances and talks throughout the event.

Address: Piazza Antenore, 3, 35131 Padova PD, Italy

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