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Visiting Venice

Some tips & tricks and things not to be missed during your stay in Venice

The Venice Carnival


The Carnival of Venice is a city festival that takes place annually in February. It is one of the best known and most appreciated carnivals in the world and boasts a very ancient origin, which dates back to around the end of the 11th century.

The Vogalonga


The Vogalonga is a “non-competitive” rowing boat regatta held in Venice in May as a form of protest against the waves that threaten to destroy the lagoon city.

The Feast of Sensa on the Ascension Day


Annual event that brings the centuries-old history of the Serenissima Republic back to life thanks to the Marriage of the Sea ceremony and the various regattas characterized by the typical Venetian rowing.

The Venice Biennale of Art and Architecture

From June to November

The Biennale is considered the most important cultural foundation of its kind in Italy and among the most important in the world. The first edition took place in 1895 and since then it has been organized every two years.

The Feast of Redentore


The Festa del Redentore is a traditional Venetian festival, with its fulcrum on the island of Giudecca, celebrated on the third Sunday of July each year to commemorate the end of the plague epidemic of 1575-1577.

The Venice International Film Festival

From August to September

The Mostra del Cinema is the film festival that takes place annually in the historic Palazzo del Cinema on the Marconi seafront and in neighboring buildings on the Venice Lido. After the Oscars, it is the oldest film event in the world.

The Regata Storica of Venice


The Historical Regatta is an important sporting event related to a historical re-enactment, which takes place in Venice along the Grand Canal on the first Sunday of September.

The Venice Marathon


The Venice Marathon is an event recognized worldwide, not to be missed for both amateur and professional sportsmen. Its 42.195 km route winds through truly fascinating places.

The Feast of the Madonna della Salute


The Festa della Madonna della Salute is a religious celebration established by the Venetian Republic in 1630 and represents the Doge’s vow to obtain the intercession of the Virgin against the plague. It takes place on November 21st.