10 Amazing Events Happening in Venice this November

By Megan Millisky

Venice has so much to see and do year-round. Even in November, Italians have plenty to celebrate! Honor the Festa Della Salute or experience the once-in-a-lifetime show “Four Seasons,” a famous four-part orchestral show. Events are spread throughout the month, so no matter when you visit, you’re guaranteed a special trip. Below are 10 ways to make the most of your November Venice excursion.

1. Biennale Arte 2019

"May You Live In Interesting Times" is an art festival you won’t want to miss. Through November 24, discover the 58th Biennale Arte Festival. Explore the art and take a tour through the venue’s gardens.

Address: Campo de la Tana, 2169/f, 30122 Venezia VE, Italy

2. “Luogo e Segni” Art Exhibit

This exhibition gathers the works of over 100 pieces of art. There will also be events, performances, and talks about art. "Luogo e Segni," the Carol Rama painting which the exhibit is named after, is also part of this stellar collection. It’s all held at Punta Della Dogana through November.

Address: Dorsoduro, 30100 Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy

3. Visit Burano

Burano is a nearby island that makes a perfect day trip when in Venice. Burano is known for its fishing community and boutique shopping. And it’s only a short distance from Venice - you can get there quickly and inexpensively by ferry. Enjoy a fish dinner and explore this hidden gem of Venice this November.

Address:30142 Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy

4. The Feast of Our Lady of Good Health

If you’re in Venice on November 21, be sure to celebrate this important feast! Each year at Madonna Della Salute Church, there is a festival to celebrate Venice’s deliverance from the Bubonic plague of 1621. Thousands cross over the Grand Canal; join in the march and celebrate with Venetians.

Address: Dorsoduro, 1, 30123 Venezia VE, Italy

5. Barbara Strozzi's 400th Birthday Celebration

November 17, celebrate the 400th birthday of legendary seventeenth century composer and soprano Barbara Strozzi. There will be a contralto performance as well as a performance by the Venice Music Project Ensemble. All tickets include one drink.

Address: Campo San Vio, 30123 Venezia VE, Italy

6. "Four Seasons in Venice"

If you’re visiting Venice on November 6, celebrate the changing of the seasons! Attend Antonio Vivaldi’s famous “Four Seasons in Venice.” Four violin and string concerts represent each season of the year.

Address: Scuola Grande di San Teodoro, Campo S. Salvador, 4810, 30124 Venezia VE, Italy

7. All Saints Day

Every section of Italy celebrates All Saints Day differently. Many Italians remember their deceased loved ones with a visit to cemeteries. Many churches hold services for the holiday on November 6. Local Venitian stores and restaurants usually close for this holiday.

Address: Metropolitan City of Venice, Città Metropolitana di Venezia, Italy

8. From Titian to Rubens: Flemish Masterpieces at Doge’s Palace

Through November, explore the 10 thematic sections of this Italian masterpiece. There are 80 paintings, drawings, glass sculptures, and statues from Venice and Antwerp. It's not just art, though: there’s also music by composers Adrian Willaert, Giovanni Gabrieli, and Claudio Monteverdi.

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

9. Festa di San Martino

November 11, Venice will be rowdy! Each year, kids dress up in costumes, then bang pots and pans in the streets. They’re given sweet treats or sometimes money in exchange for being noisy elsewhere. Sumptuous San Martino cookies are a popular treat as well.

Address: Città Metropolitana di Venezia, Italy

10. San Marco

This area of Venice is a very popular tourist destination, usually teeming with crowds. Making a trip to San Marco during the November quiet season is a smart move. There are iconic Italian sights, like St. Mark’s Basilica, the Bridge of Sighs, and Doge’s Palace. You’ll find international food here as well as casual dining. And if you love to shop, there are many boutiques and jewelry stores as well.

Address: San Marco, 30100 Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy

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