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Venice October Events 2018

December 13th, 2019 by Prontopia

October is an amazing month to visit Venice: the season comes to an end and the city is less busy. The weather in October is a bit crazy: sudden storms may happen but also a wonderful sun could rise unexpectedly. If you’re visiting Venice during October, we suggest you pack prepared for both warm and cold weather. Even though the high travel season is coming to an end, the city is nevertheless still full of arts and musical events to enjoy the last autumn moments and to slowly embrace winter. Below are a few local favorites for Venice October events in 2018.

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The proprietor of Al Timon serving wine with a characteristic grin

October 3-31, Every Wednesday, AperiSushi

Every wednesday night starting at 6.00 pm Al Timon Antica Mola hosts a wonderful aperitivo with sushi and wine at their location on the Fondamenta La Misericordia. Prices for sushi pieces start from 2 euros and wine starting from 3 euros.You cannot miss a special sunset at this location on the Fondamenta while tasting traditional Venetian Wines and sushi cicchetti at one of our favorite local spots in Venice!

October 7, First Sunday FREE Museum Visits

The first Sunday of every month it is possible to visit some museums in Venice totally free. On October 7, it is possible to visit Palazzo Grimani, Gallerie dell’Accademia, and Gallerie Giorgio Franchetti with no entrance fees.

Gallerie dell’Accademia

Dorsoduro – VeneziaOn Sunday it is open from 8.15am to 7.15pmNo advanced booking is required, you can go there directly.

Palazzo Grimani

Castello, 4858 – VeneziaOn Sunday it is open from 10.00am to 7.00pmYou can book in advance if you like by phone. Contact: +39 041 5200345

Galleria “Giorgio Franchetti” alla Cà d’Oro

Cannaregio, 3932 – VeneziaOn Sunday it is open from  8.15am to 7.15pmNo advanced booking required.

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Enjoy a progressive bacharo violin concert

October 11 - Concert Bacharo Tour

On Thursday, October 11, Alessandro Cappelletto is performing with violin in 3 different wine bars in Venice: at 7pm in Adriatico Mar; at 8pm in Vecio Biavarol, and at 9pm in Latteria 2465.No ticket required.Info:

October 6-14  - Venice Design Week

Venice Design Week was founded in 2010 with the goal of enriching the relationship between design, arts and crafts. Since 2010, Venice Design week organizes exhibitions and events all over the city during the month of October every year. Most of the events are open to the everyone and free. This year we strongly recommend you to participate in the opening on Saturday 6th October at Oratorio dei Crociferi where at 3.00 pm you have the opportunity to meet the designers. The events are free but you need to register on Eventbrite here.

For more info you can check their website at

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Concert with a view on San Giorgio Island

October 27 -  Concert with a View in San Giorgio Island

Asolo Musica and Fondazione Giorgio Cini have organized a concert with an amazing view of Venice on San Giorgio Island. The musicians will be playing S. Bach: Sonata n.5 BWV 1018, Sonata n.3 BWV 1029, Sonata n.6 BWV 1019 and  include:

Mario Brunello, playing violoncello e violoncello piccolo

Francesco Galligioni, playing viola da gamba

Roberto Loreggian, playing organo e clavicembalo

Tickets cost €30,00 and can be purchased online here. Contact for general info.

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Outside Al Timon on the Fondamenta, a nice place for sunset and aperitivo

October 27 -  Concert with Visit to Palazzo Grimani

On this saturday you’ll have the opportunity to visit Palazzo Grimani (at Santa Maria Formosa, Castello 4858) to see a concert performance by the Askari Trio: a trio composed by Mohamed Askari (from Egypt), Andrea Mozzato (from Italy) and Hatem Batta (from Palestine). In this trio, classical music merges with Arabic music to give birth to magical music which represents the blending of cultures. This multiculturalism epitomizes the history of Venice. This will be a delightful cultural experience all around!

Tickets cost 18€. For more info contact or visit

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