Venice is definitely one of the main destinations in Italy for contemporary art.
The Biennale, which takes place from April to November, is the main event in town, featuring artists from all over the world.
The Peggy Guggenheim Collection hosts one of the finest collections of 20th century art in Italy, and the Pinault Foundation showcases prominent artists in its two venues: Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana. In addition to these famous collections, there are many other museums and galleries worth a visit.
Let us help you choose the best exhibits and the perfect itinerary to make the most of your stay!
We are currently offering tours to the following exhibitions:
“Chronorama: Photographic Treasures of the 20th Century” at Palazzo Grassi
(from March 12th, 2023, to January 7th, 2024)
“Îcones” at Punta della Dogana
(from April 2nd to November 26th, 2023)
“Foreigners Everywhere“, Venice Art Biennale 2024, curated by Adriano Pedrosa
(from April 20th to November 24th, 2024)
Venice Biennale FAQ
What’s the best way to visit the Venice Biennale?
The Biennale is a huge show, normally featuring more than a hundred artists from all over the world: it’s easy to be overwhelmed and miss out the meaning of the exhibition. A private, customized guided tour will provide you with an overview of the two main venues, the Giardini and the Arsenale, as well as a focus on the most interesting artists and national pavilions.
What are the Giardini and the Arsenale?
They are the two main venues of the Venice Biennale.
In each venue you can find a section of the thematic exhibition and some of the national pavilions.
You can easily walk between the Giardini and the Arsenale in approximately 15 minutes.
Besides being the location of the show, their history is also important: the Giardini, meaning “gardens”, were the first public park established in Venice; the Arsenale was the public shipyard of the Venetian Republic.
What are the national pavilions?
The Biennale consists of a thematic exhibition, featuring artists from all over the world chosen by one curator according to the theme of every edition, and the national pavilions. The national pavilions are small independent exhibitions organized by the different participating countries, each has its own curators and artists.
How much time is needed to visit the Biennale?
We recommend planning one day to visit each venue, starting with a guided tour to get an overview of the most interesting artists and pavilions, and then continue exploring on one’s own.
If one has only one day to see the exhibition, they can plan a 3-hour tour in the Giardini and another 3-hour tour in the Arsenale.
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