Venice in October may not sound like a good idea at first, but it’s actually one of the best months of the year to visit the city. The temperature is pleasant, the Biennale and all the other great exhibitions are still open, and there are far fewer tourists crowding the streets, squares, and monuments.
The light and atmosphere of Venice in October are magical: the low sun reflects off the water, infusing the city with wonderful golden light filtering through the first mists of autumn, giving the lagoon an aura of mystery and magic.
From Hotel Cristallo on the Lido of Venice, you can enjoy a spectacular view of the Lagoon on your way to Venice by Vaporetto: two stops on the waterbus and you will reach the Biennale Gardens leading down to the Biennale. Two more stops and you can get off at San Zaccaria, which is just a five-minute walk away from Piazza San Marco.
In Venice, October is perfect for visiting exhibitions and museums: no queues, no crowds, and plenty of room to enjoy Italian masterpieces and contemporary art exhibitions at the Pinault Foundation, Fondazione Prada, and Peggy Guggenheim Collection.
In October, in addition to the Biennale Arte and Collateral Events (which will remain open until 24 November), the Pinault Foundation exhibitions will also be open at Punta della Dogana and Palazzo Grassi, as well as the Jannis Kounellis exhibition at the Fondazione Prada. At the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, meanwhile, you will be among the first to visit the new exhibition “Peggy Guggenheim. L’ultima dogaressa”, dedicated to the great American collector.
See you in Venice this October! 10% discount!