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Biennale di Venezia

Giardini-Arsenale | San Marco 1364/A, 30124 Venice, Italy
+39 041 521 8828
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Biennale di Venezia not to be Missed 2015

The Venice Biennale 2013 was a gem. We are headed back for the 2015 in June. This was a perfect way... read more

Reviewed March 3, 2015
Barbara D
Lenhartsville, Pennsylvania
And now for something totally different

Venice puts on a show every year during summer, an adult art/ architecture show case depending on... read more

Reviewed December 19, 2014
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Giardini-Arsenale | San Marco 1364/A, 30124 Venice, Italy
+39 041 521 8828
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Reviewed March 3, 2015

The Venice Biennale 2013 was a gem. We are headed back for the 2015 in June. This was a perfect way for an art lover to spend the day and discover new artists. One of the most respected and oldest art shows of it's kind....More

3  Thank Barbara D
Reviewed December 19, 2014 via mobile

Venice puts on a show every year during summer, an adult art/ architecture show case depending on which year you go (they alternate between the two). In any year or season the Arsenale and Giardini Pubblici are lovely visits and usually tourist stampede-free. All participating...More

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Reviewed December 10, 2014

Not only the oldest one, but honestly, the most incredible Biennale of all. Huge, diverse, complete, fascinating, inspiring, incredibly amazing. A must see for art lovers.

Thank sheilazago
Reviewed November 27, 2014

A great opportunity to discover across Venice many sites introducing new countries and cultures. I really enjoyed the possibility to visit several palaces (for free!) that would not usually be open to the public.

Thank Catherine P
Reviewed November 8, 2014

Visiting the the Biennale del Arte and del Architectura is the high light in the end of Oktober or in November. Venice is at its best that time, not too may tourists, the light is special at that time.

Thank Lentsu43
Reviewed November 1, 2014

I always wanted to go to the arts Biennalle in Venice. So last year I bought tickets and actually did it! There are exhibits all over the city, but there are two main venues: Giardini (with individual pavilions for different countries) and Arsenale (one large...More

3  Thank Julia B
Reviewed September 27, 2014

We have visited the bienale last year as a part of our study course. I had no big expectations because most times with manditory trips it's better to have none. But we were pleasantly surprised! It was a very good oversight how art in genral...More

1  Thank Quin188581
Reviewed September 5, 2014

We wanted to go to this just because we were there and it only happens once every two years. Honestly, though, since we selected a movie based on price we figured it would be some obscure art film that went over our heads. We were...More

1  Thank Tirzah B
Reviewed August 17, 2014

Wow, unforgettable experience at the Biennale 2013. Amazing curatorial feat and so much to see and learn about — not only did Massimiliano Gioni illuminate works by current art world buzzables like Tino Sehgal but also put the spotlight on more obscure and equally worthy...More

1  Thank KME C
Reviewed June 30, 2014

It is a long walk to Giardinni (the gardens) but very worth it. You can enjoy some of the park without paying to go into the Biennale. Even years it is an Architecture exhibition, Odd years it is an Art exhibition. The ticket is for...More

2  Thank jschaberg
Castello is the largest of the six sestieri
(districts), and the only one not facing onto the
Grand Canal. More than half of Castello is situated
within Arsenale, the naval base, which occupies over
one-fifth the area of Venice. This gentrified maritime
neighborhood feels busy but casual. Castello’s side
streets are laid back, with small boats lining canals
criss-crossed by laundry. Semiannual exhibitions add a
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Jeana G
Is there any area that is better to stay in to visit the Biennale?
May 12, 2017|
Response from chris c | Reviewed this property |
Stay in castello- better access to venues, less tourists and still easy to get to San Marco
Peter W
Is it cheaper to buy at the biennale or online?
May 2, 2017|
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Response from gl0betr0tterny | Reviewed this property |
i bought online and haven't really checked the rates at the counter.
Is the guided tour at the Biennale worth taking?
September 3, 2015|
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Response from 142louised | Reviewed this property |
The advantage of viewing everything independently for me, was the fact that some of the truly awful exhibits were worthy of only 30 seconds and I was then able to spend a great deal longer in those fantastic pavilions, such... More