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A trip to Venice is unforgettable no matter what time of year you visit, but the city of canals shines in the springtime. Not yet inundated with summertime tourists, but enjoying comfortable temperatures after the chill of winter, Spring is a prime time to enjoy the sights and immerse yourself in Venetian culture. Keep reading for our tips to help you plan what to wear in Venice in spring!
What to Wear in Venice in Spring
Venetian Clothing Style
Neutral and monochrome color palettes are always in vogue – team your black jeans or slacks with a stylish wrap top.
Pack comfortable shoes with good grip to navigate the cobblestones or water over the pathways. Leave behind your favorite white shoes when planning what to wear in Venice in spring – they will get dirty very quickly!
Read our ten step packing guide on choosing the best shoes for travel.
Accessorize with a scarf
Street vendors selling a plethora of gorgeous scarves are a common sight in Venice, which add color and interest to your outfit, and come handy when visiting churches where shoulders are expected to be covered.
Use packing cubes to help you organize and even compress your belongings to maximize your space.
Venice showcases some of its best weather during late spring and early summer, when the temperatures are comfortably warm but haven’t yet reached the height of oppressive heat.
Make sure you pack a cardigan or long sleeved shirt for the cooler days, along with a raincoat or umbrella to avoid the spring showers.
Want to look your best when traveling but still be comfortable. Read my travel tips to Pack Light Stylishly!
Get dressy after dark
Venetians love to dress up in the evening, so pack a stylish ensemble if you plan on heading out for dinner or attending the opera.
Pack a pair of stacked heels or wedges to make treading the cobblestones a little easier. Find out some of the most popular wedges for travel.
At the top of your packing list for what to wear in Venice in spring will be:
- Stylish, transeasonal pieces in neutral or monochrome tones.
- Comfortable walking shoes with good grip.
- An elegant evening dress, and heels suitable to walk on cobblestones
What are your tips for what to wear in Venice in spring? Share in the comments!
For more Europe packing tips, please read:
- Ankle Booties: The Best Shoes for Travel to Europe in Spring
- Backpacking in Europe Packing List
- What Shoes to Pack for Italy: Avoid the Tourist Look
- The 10 Step Packing Guide for Italy
Suggested travel resources:
- Lonely Planet Europe on a shoestring
- Lonely Planet Italy (Country Guide)
- Travel Shoes for Europe
- The Best Carry-on Suitcases for Europe
Hope you enjoyed this post on what to wear in Venice in spring. Please share it with your friends on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. Thanks for reading!
Its difficult to find a site where they have high end fashion. I’m not going to want to look like a tourist. We are going to be staying in a 5 star hotel and would love to have ideas of a very sophisticated look.
Hi Ann, thank you for reaching out! You can find more ideas for packing for Venice here: https://www.travelfashiongirl.com/what-to-wear-in-venice/
The product images shown on the blog are simply to provide you with an understanding of general principles you can use, then you can adapt the items to suit your own style and preferences. Here is a helpful guide that explains more about how to use our guides: https://www.travelfashiongirl.com/how-to-use-the-travel-fashion-girl-packing-lists-and-guides/
I would also highly recommend that you join our TFG facebook group and post your question there: https://www.facebook.com/groups/travelfashiongirls/ Its a fabulous community of helpful female travelers that love to share their advice and experiences. Hope this helps. Have an amazing time in Venice! ?
I am going to Venice, Florence and Rome in early April 7th-19th. I am only taking a 21x14x9 carryon for this trip. Please help me with my packing! I’m 47 and will doing a tour with some down time as well.
Hi Lisa, sounds like a fantastic trip! Take a look at these posts:
It may be a good place to start planning! 🙂
Could you please give packing ideas for women in the 70 to 80 year old range? Leggings and tight fitting clothing is a no no for the mature lady. Please help?
We’ve actually got a whole series of these Donna! Check them out here, hope they help!: https://travelfashiongirl.com/travel-fashion-tips-for-women-over-40/
And a great one about shoes for the 60+ crowd 😉