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Since the Venetian La Biennale - that Magic Time of Art / Theme expositions only takes place each Two Years, then it’s a treat to attend it. We enjoyed seeing the many country exposition halls when out in the Arsenale area. Enjoy!
We like to attend during the later weeks of the Biennale as there are less people overall. We find the two day pass (one day Giardini, one day Arsenale) not enough time to see everything (and we are not architects)! It is so interesting to...More
The Venice Biennale this year was wonderful! The theme "Freespace" was taken up by national and invited exhibits with vigor and beauty.
It was one of the gems of the summer in Venice, with the main exhibitions at the Giardini and Arsenale complimented by the...More
The 2018 Biennale was definitely a very interesting experience. The theme was free space which was dealt with very thoughtfully by some pavilions and not as successfully by some others. Highlights included the German and Italian pavilions, with the British blank walls at the other...More
To really enjoy and appreciate you,ll need more than one day. We tried to see the architecture exhibition but it was a shame that at the end of the day we had to rush and skip things, going from the exceptionally beautiful Arsenale to the...More
I know that there are many things to see in Venice but if you don’t like crowds and still want to experience the athmosphere of Venice a visit to the Biennale is a great choice. I went this year for the first time and I...More
As an art student I've heard about Biennale a lot, simply being there was lovely enough already. The surrounding area is also not so touristy, it is relaxing to escape from all the crowds in San Marco.
Artsy is the defining mood of this neighborhood with street artists, students, painters, sculptors, restorers, curators, historians, collectors, heirs and heiresses rubbing elbows. Peggy Guggenheim's collection, now a museum, lures chic locals for evening art aperitifs. Traditionalists and visionaries cocoon in bohemian luxury. La Salute basilica buttresses the neighborhood to the east. Gondolas bob
in the morning light. The Accademia Bridge crosses the Grand Canal. A back street doubles as basketball court. Palaces house residents, or like Ca' Foscari a university, or a museum like Ca’ Rezzonico that attracts Venetians for concerts. Dorsoduro reveals its industrial roots too, in buildings converted to house university departments or exhibitions. Campo Santa Margherita bursts with youthful energy from local students. Foot traffic bustles to and from Piazzale Roma and Santa Lucia train station. Evening commuters pause for an aperitivo. Neighbors exchange confidants in a campo (square) on their way to market.
Venice hotels come in a great variety of styles and prices. So any advice is to be discussed. Stay far away from St Marco square is the best advice for a location: to expensive and crowded. In september temparature can feel... More
Venice hotels come in a great variety of styles and prices. So any advice is to be discussed. Stay far away from St Marco square is the best advice for a location: to expensive and crowded. In september temparature can feel like summer and is perfect to be light clad on a terrace. Enjoy!
Ideally, you need two days. One for the event in the Giardini and one for the event in the Arsenale. It is normally possible to fit in the other small places dotted about Venice (if you don't mind walking). If you are going... More
Ideally, you need two days. One for the event in the Giardini and one for the event in the Arsenale. It is normally possible to fit in the other small places dotted about Venice (if you don't mind walking). If you are going this year, also look at Damien Hirst's exhibition at the Punta della Dogana and the Palazzo Grassi (very good indeed) - so that's three days in all.