Venice in November - Winter Amongst the Gondolas

By: George Adelman
Boats Moored In Canal, Venice. Italy. Getty Images / Carmen Martinez Torron

Venice is the capital of the Veneto Region in northeastern Italy. It is commonly known as the city of water or Queen of the Adriatic. The interesting thing about Venice is that it has no roads. It only has canals, and people living over there have to commute using boats. It is an island city and was once the greatest seaport in Europe.

Venice has quite a unique structure and environment. It is surrounded by canals that are wide as well as narrow, which reduces the risk of cars and fatalities. Venice is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe.

The month of November is one of the best months to visit Venice. You will discover all of the city’s beauty, and a foggy day in November makes it even better. If you are planning to go on a trip to Venice in November, this blog might be quite helpful for you:


November Temperatures in Venice

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November is an escape from the harsh summers and tourist hoards that Venice has to face every year. The temperature highs are around 12 degrees Celsius, and the lows are around 5 degrees Celsius. You might experience a couple of rainy days too and maybe a few freezing nights, but a visit in November is still worth it.

Why should you travel To Venice In November?

Panoramic photograph made from the sea at sunset to the city of Venice with the warm colors of the sunset on a beautiful November day.
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The first and foremost reason to visit Venice in November is the weather. The good thing about the weather in November is that it is not too cold and it is far from summer. So you can still enjoy a little sunshine during the day and a cool breeze at night. Overall, the weather is very pleasant.

The second important reason to visit Venice in November is that you will find fewer crowds. The city is normally packed during peak tourist months such as July, August, and September. November, on the other hand, is generally calmer so you can easily enjoy all the tourist attractions without waiting in long lines.

There are many holiday seasons approaching, and Venice starts its preparations as soon as November arrives. For example, All Saints’ Day and Festa Della Salute are some of the festivals that really bring out the best in Venice.

Things to Do

Doge’s Palace

Doge's palace (Palazzo Ducale), St Mark's square, Venice, Veneto, Italy.
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This is a must-see palace. It is one of the most attractive tourist spots in the city. Doge’s Palace usually does not have a lot of people visiting in November, so you can easily have a great time here and even take lots of pictures!


Gondola Tour

A gondola slowly makes its way toward a large church on the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy.
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This is ideal for you if you are looking for some romance. The gondola makes the trip so much more romantic. Gondola rides can be a bit expensive, but you might get to enjoy these rides at lower rates during the month of November.

St. Mark’s Basilica

St Marks Square and St. Mark's Basilica in the early morning,Venice,Italy
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This beautiful cathedral is also one of the top tourist attractions in the city. You should not miss seeing this. You can find a tour guide to show you around and even brief you up on the history of the cathedral.

Leonardo Da Vinci Museum

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If you know anything about art, you might have heard this name before. This museum reveals the most amazing work of Leonardo Da Vinci, a famous artist. The museum provides detailed information about Da Vinci and the stories behind his genius art pieces.

There is so much more than Venice has to offer, but these places should be on your itinerary if you are planning a trip to Venice in November. It is an ideal month to go as you can easily spend some quality time with your loved ones and avoid crowds. The whole experience is definitely worth it.