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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  • Wonderful art lovely place to visit and a must do if you are in Venice for any time. The ticketing to get in was cumbersome and booking online before recommended.  more »
  • There is a lot to see at the Biennale- we spent all day just in the Giardini. There were a lot of high lights- The Russian exhibit was exceptional and powerful. The Canadian exhibit was a reference to...  more »
  • I covered this International Art Show in Venice for CNN in 1999. I have been there many times since. The only reason I did not attend the opening this year was that my mother was sick. As a former Spe...  more »