Oct 23 2014

November in Venice – Saints and classical music

Have you ever been in Venice? Strolling through the small streets, using little bridges to cross small canals. This city offers a lot. On one hand, it is romantic and picturesque, on the other hand it is touristic and full with events. However, fall brought not only cooler temperatures, there are also less tourists in the city. In November, it's time for you to come to Venice! There are still several events on the agenda, but also some local festivities to experience. Don't miss the opportunity to get to know this fantastic city in a local way!

As always, we prepared a list with the most important November events in Venice. Have a look at it, and plan your trip to the city!

teatro la fenice
Teatro La Fenice, Venice

Teatro La Fenice di Venezia
This November is full with Opera and other classical music events. There will be concerts as SVC-Chamber Music Season 2014/15 as well as Verdi's La Traviata. Have a look at the whole programm of the Teatro La Fenice di Venezia.

There are also some other classical concerts, ballet and opera in November. See all the classical events in Venice here.

As mentioned before, there are also some local events on the agenda that you shouldnt't miss at all. Have a look at the details.

salute church veniceFesta di San Martino
On the 11th November, children raise a ruckus around the city, armed with pots and spoons. They pray San Martino, the patron saint of France, while singing traditional songs. The children go trick or treating like Halloween style, offering to calm down making noises. San Martino is traditionally connected with the story of the cutting cloak. The story takes place on a rainy day in November. Martino, riding on a horse, comes across an old man sitting on the street. The old man is suffering from the freezing temperature. Martino has nothing he can offer the old man except his own cloak. So he cuts his cloak in half, and gives one half to the old man. Caused to this story San Martino is said to be selfless and always willing to help. Spend this holiday in Venice, and experience it in a new way!
Salute Church, Venice

Festa della Madonna della Salute
This festivity, hold on 21st November, might be the least "touristy" of the Venetian events. Thousands of inhabitants cross the bridge Ponte de la Salute, and visit the main altar of the imposing Salute Church to thank and ask the Virgin Mary to keep them in good health. This event goes back to the years 1575-77, where there was a terrible plague in Venice. Over 50 years later in 1630, another bout of pestilence came over the city and lasted for two more years. The Dodge Nicolò Contarini announced in public to erect a church called the Salute asking the Virgin Mary to rid the city of the plague. If you are in Venice on this day, you should definitely taste the castradina, a traditional dish based with mutton.

Did this beautiful city of Venice not convince you? This nice San Marco House apartment definitely will!

san marco house apartment venice

San Marco House apartment, bedroom

 

© image Salute church: Tony Hisgett (flickr)

© image Teatro la Fenice: Miguel Mendez (flickr)

 

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