• Venice International Film Festival

                  The 11-day Venice Film Festival takes place along the main, sea-facing Lido esplanade, between the Hotel des Bains and the Excelsior. Between these two grand hotels is the marble-and-glass Palazzo del Cinema, where official competition screenings take place in the Sala Grande. Press accreditation guarantees virtually unlimited access […]

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  • Regata storica

    The Regata Storica is the main event in the annual “Voga alla Veneta” rowing calendar and will take place on sunday 6th September 2015. This unique sport has been practised in the Venetian lagoon for thousands of years and today it is particularly well-known for the spectacular historical water pageant that precedes the race. This […]

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  • Saint Polo

    The Redentore is the oldest continuously celebrated date on the Venetian calendar. At the end of a plague epidemic in 1576, the city commissioned Andrea Palladio to build a church on the Giudecca – Il Redentore (the Redeemer). Every July, a pontoon bridge is built across the canal that separates the Giudecca from Venice proper, […]

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  • Contemporary art

    The Biennale d’Arte, is the Jeux sans Frontières of the contemporary art world. its architectural counterpart draws a strong crowd. Where Giardini di Castello. When The art event takes place from June to November; the Architecture event takes place (even years) Sept-Nov. Telephone 041 521 8711 Website www.labiennale.org.

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  • Redentore’s party

    The Redentore is the oldest continuously celebrated date on the Venetian calendar. At the end of a plague epidemic in 1576, the city commissioned Andrea Palladio to build a church on the Giudecca – Il Redentore (the Redeemer). Every July, a pontoon bridge is built across the canal that separates the Giudecca from Venice proper, […]

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  • Spring Carnival

    The world’s largest and most famous masked ball. Venice’s pre-Lenten Carnevale had existed since the Middle Ages, but it came into its own in the 18th century. As the Venetian Republic slipped into terminal decline, the city’s pagan side began to emerge. Carnevale became an outlet for all that had been prohibited for centuries by […]

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  • Saint Marco’s Party

    The traditional feast day of Venice’s patron saint is a surprisingly low-key affair. In the morning, there is a solemn Mass in the basilica, followed by a gondola regatta between the island of Sant’Elena and the Punta della Dogana at the entrance to the Grand Canal. The day is also known as La Festa del […]

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  • Venice International

    The 11-day Venice Film Festival takes place along the main, sea-facing Lido esplanade, between the Hotel des Bains and the Excelsior (www.fourseasons.com). Between these two grand hotels is the marble-and- glass Palazzo del Cinema, where official competition screenings take place in the Sala Grande. Other festival screens can be found in the gargantuan PalaLido, inside […]

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