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Biennale di Venezia, Venice
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With a focus on contemporary art from all around the world, Biennale di Venezia began in 1895. Currently, private dealers connect buyers with artists here and at the nearby and concurrent Art Basel. National pavilions offer art from each of about 50 or more different countries. Unofficial pavilions spring up alongside the government-sponsored venues. Book your tickets online to avoid an entrance line, and bring picnic food and water. Work out when and for how long to visit Biennale di Venezia and other Venice attractions using our handy Venice vacation trip planner.
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  • Visit the former arsenal with hundreds of meters of exhibition is impressive; worth the trip.
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  • Highly recommended the art Biennale with often generous presentations of international top artists. Between the individual, partly very interesting Länderpavillions can be wonderful to walk. Far in (pseudo) philosophical digressions on Meta issues like the thus changing Architecture Biennale, which cares little more of built architecture for several years, but is less interesting, in which only a student hipster audience may enjoy.
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  • I have visited the Biennale in November. i think it is really interesting to see how different countries are facing the question of reporting from the front. while some deal with the challenges of inf...  more »
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  • The Arsenale in itself is very a very interesting structure an can only be visited during biennale. The quality of the architectural biennale exhibition pieces varies, but as always there are some really stand out contributions to see.
  • Really amazing exhibits revolving around this year's theme of architecture. Thought provoking ideas on how to solutions for infrastructure challenges in different parts of the world. One of the most worthwhile experiences that I had during my stay in Venezia.
  • This year's Biennale has a particularity with the opening and main pavilions, a true sense of understanding of social architecture, it is a great space with really interesting projects to make you think for a while. Consider a day for each place, if you have to choose between Giardini and Arsenale, I would go for Giardini and visit first the main central pavilion.
  • I really enjoyed the exposition! The buildings and spaces you get to visit are also very interesting!
  • Multicultural place with perfect atmosphere. I really like it