December in Venice, Italy presents a great range of unique things to do to pass the festive season in this majestic city.
To start off with a bang, there is a fabulous New Years Eve event in Venice being held New Years event in Venice including live music performance and decadent buffet dinner in a luxurious setting.
If you’re into art (or at least into spending time indoors and out of the cold!), there are a great range of exhibits on in Venice throughout the winter months, presenting art in a variety of forms.
Wagner e Fortuny: Il Wagnerismo – Wagner and Fortuny
To commemorate the bicentenary of the birth of Richard Wagner (Lipsia, 1813-Venice, 1883), the Fortuny Museum is presenting a great exhibit looking at Wagner in visual art in Italy. The exhibit is being held at Palazzo Fortuny, Venice Italy from 8th December, 2012 to 8th April, 2013.
Just off Venice’s most famous square, Piazza San Marco, the Correr Museum is presenting an exhibition dedicated to Francesco Guardi (1712 – 1793) on display until 17th February, 2013.
Gioielli – Jewellery
Not just another excuse to look at shiny things (like we need an excuse!), ‘Le Murrine’ display is being held at the Museo del Vetro di Murano (Murano Glass Museum in Venice) until 6th January, 2013.
Disegni di luce: Light designs
Angelo Garoglio fotographs Medardo Rosso at the Ca’ Pesaro Galleria Internazionale d’Arte Moderna. This exhibition is on in Venice until 13th January, 2013.
Miniature dei dogi – Minatures of Doges
Venice and Venetians, saints and virtue in the Commissioni ducali of the Museo Correr Venezia, being held in the Palazzo Ducale (the Doge’s Palace) Sala dello Scrutinio Prorogata until 3 March, 2013.
Trame di moda. Donne e stile alla Mostra del Cinema di Venezia – Fashion frames, women and style at the Venice Cinema Exhibit
The Museo di Palazzo Mocenigo is hosting this great nod to fashion in film until 6 January, 2013.
Il mestiere delle armi. Battaglie di Francesco Simonini – The Profession of Arms: The battles of Francesco Simonini
Visit Venice’s Museo del Settecento Veneziano in Ca’ Rezzonico before 14 January, 2013 to see this unique display.
If you would like to have a private guide accompanying you, we have a great range of private tours in Venice. We also offer a great range of private tours around Italy that cater to your every desire, in Florence (and Tuscany), Rome, Venice, to the Cinque Terre and beyond.