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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.