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Whats Venice Like in December?

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Whats Venice Like in December?

Hi,

I'm hoping to take a long weekend break in the first couple of weeks in December. Would this be recommended? I'm not too worried about the weather, I'm more interested to know alot of places are open i.e. shops restaurants.

Many thanks

Nikki

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1. Re: Whats Venice Like in December?

You should read about the acqua alta, the flooding in Venice that occurs due to the tide schedule during November to December.

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2. Re: Whats Venice Like in December?

Shops generally don't close at all, and restaurants generally close in January, after the holidays and before Carnevale.

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3. Re: Whats Venice Like in December?

What's Venice like in December? In a word - lovely.

(As for shops being open - it's a great place to do your Christmas shopping. Shops are open, customers are few, service is fantastic. )

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4. Re: Whats Venice Like in December?

Nikkij

It can be cold you expect that, but Venice really is a living City it does not close not at all seasonal, if you don't mind the weather a good time to go not so busy, and business as usual,

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5. Re: Whats Venice Like in December?

I have been early December, was cold but sunny, I arrived in the aftermath of one of the worst flooding, so everywhere was a bit soggy and messy in shops and hotels, my hotel had a foot of water in reception and the breakfast room.

Also a foggy month, can play havoc with flights.

But all in all Venice is beautiful anytime of the year

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6. Re: Whats Venice Like in December?

Water comes up it then goes down .....Life just goes on !

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7. Re: Whats Venice Like in December?

Hopefully we should have the Christmas Market in Campo San Stefano this year, which is well worth seeing.

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8. Re: Whats Venice Like in December?

Is the Christmas market in Campo San Stefano an annual event, or every few years, or ....?

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9. Re: Whats Venice Like in December?

Usually every year, but it didn't happen last year due to sewage repair works in the campo. I can't find anything on the net at the moment...

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