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Venice in November?

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Venice in November?

It's over 20 years since I last went to Venice, and I've been meaning to go back and see the place again. It turns out that it may well be quite convenient to do so in November. Is that a good time to visit Venice? I imagine the crowds of tourists aren't quite as bad then as in the summer, yes? And are there any downsides to visiting at that time of year?

Oh, and has much changed since the late 1980s? ;)

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1. Re: Venice in November?

I've been to Venice in the last two weeks in November, twice.  There were no crowds, no lines and no trouble getting into restaurants.  The weather was all over the lot. Sunny days and shorts, clear days with freezing wind, overcast days that were comfortable, rainy days with chilly drizzle, and days of howling drenching gales. I like Venice on a drizzly, foggy day - it adds a mysterious aura to the maze of streets. And on cold clear days, the Alps were clearly visible looking north across the Lagoon. I would not hesitate to return during that time period, but I will certain to be prepared for occasional storms. Please don't take my account to be a forecast, I simply saw what I saw during those late Novembers. Early November? I have no idea. Next year, who knows? Further south in Italy? It's different. Have a good trip, I think that you will really enjoy Venice without the crowds.

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2. Re: Venice in November?

I don't think Venice changes much at all over the years , just gets busier,

it is not quite so busy in November,and the second half Hotel prices are low season so that is advantage,

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Thanks for the replies, that's very helpful!

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