La Biennale di Venezia - Arsenale, Venice

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With a focus on contemporary art from all around the world, La Biennale di Venezia - Arsenale 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 La Biennale di Venezia - Arsenale and other Venice attractions using our handy Venice vacation trip planner.
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  • It develops on a biannual basis among the gardens of the Biennale and the Arsenal. A must visit, both if you're going to see art, film, or any activity to miss the gardens or hanging out watching the boats through the Canal of San Marcos.
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  • I don't think anything you enter in the climate, atmosphere, emotions of contemporary art that the experience of a painting at the Venice Biennale. The whole city is filled with excitement and colonies of fans moving into group from an inauguration at a party. He chats with artists and critics from around the world, one is face to face with characters you've always unfold, in short, a real paradise for those who have this passion. With that incredible urge to self-flagellation, often the news have a habit to denigrate it, but you just have to experience it to understand how important and dear to the whole world. I can't wait for it to arrive may to return to Venice for the next paint!
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  • in January 2017 by the Biennale di Venezia area in the period that wasn't going on exhibition. Just couldn't enjoy the facilities from a distance
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