After talking with a few friends recently, it would seem that not everyone shares my thoughts on November in Venice, but I will say that this does not surprise me.
While I will always want the days to be that much longer, I cannot say with all honesty that I miss the days during summer when it is simply too hot to even leave the house.
This year, September was particularly special and a wonderful foreboding of what’s to come. The blue blue skies seemed to reject the arrival of winter and instead we were given a few stolen days, meaning that we escaped in boats and made excuses not to work for far longer than usual.
However, as tomorrow we arrive into November, it seems only right that the season finally changes.
November really is a wonderful time visit Venice, and for many reasons, but the ones that stand out above all are smaller moments rather than specific grand events. The mood matures slightly, as jackets are donned and people are less frivolous with their time outside. The light on the water is more crystal-like than the summer butteriness, and the evenings are cozier and longer. Aside from these obvious changes, there is also an undercurrent that runs through the whole of winter. It’s something that I think is due to the ‘romantic’ history of Venice. There’s an elevated air of secrecy and mischief, as people move under the cover of darkness from calle to calle. You can catch the sound of whispered voices throughout the city that seem out of place in Summer time. There truly is something about Winter, and November in particular,
What to do in Venice in November:
Make the most of the final days of the Biennale with fewer crowds and closing parties (if you are around for the final weekend).
Enjoy the peace and quiet of City’s Public Museums
Take part of the Festivities on the 21 st November; Health Day
Hideaway with an Ombra in a Bacaro for a long evening
Treat yourself to a spa evening at the Bauer
Indulge in a rich hot chocolate;
Vizio Virtu Chocolate : for taste
Florian: for atmosphere
Ca’Rezzonico: for culture
Fujiyama Tea House
Visit Mazzorbo for a long Sunday Lunch
Come home to your apartment, with a four-course, candle-lit dinner cooked by our chefs, book here
A few seasonal flavors not to miss;
Cabbage Flowers- Cabbage
Musetto- similar to a sausage, using the best meat it is boiled and served in slices