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Venice Biennale of Architecture

An opportunity for local and international architects to discuss projects.

Date: 20 May 2023 - 26 November 2023
Venue: Biennale Gardens and Arsenale


Festa del Redentore

Since 1577, Venetians have celebrated their deliverance from a terrible plague and the construction of the Basilica of Palladio, commissioned for the same reason, with a pontoon of boats, fireworks display and Holy Mass at the Church of the Redeemer on Giudecca.

Date: 14 July 2023 - 16 July 2023
Venue: Chiesa del Retendore


Venice Film Festival

The internationally acclaimed film festival sees famous personalities and stars descend on Venice. Some films are industry only, but others are open to the public.

Date: 30 August 2023 - 09 September 2023
Venue: Various venues on Lido di Venezia.


Historical Regatta (Regata Storica)

This regatta is a very regal affair with traditional boats and reenactors in colourful costumes sailing from St Mark and down the Grand Canal.

Date: 03 September 2023 - 03 September 2023
Venue: Grand Canal, Rialto.


Venice Marathon

Come to Venice if you fancy running a marathon in a city that has more waterways than main roads. The race starts in Stra and takes you through many landmarks.

Date: 22 October 2023 - 22 October 2023


Venice Biennale

Venice Biennale, founded in 1895, is an international art exhibition featuring architecture, visual arts, cinema, dance, music, and theatre. It is held in the Castello district of Venice.

Date: 20 April 2024 - 24 November 2024


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JW Marriott Venice Resort and Spa

With the largest spa in Venice, this resort on a private island boasts a complimentary shuttle service to St Mark’s Square, 250 contemporary rooms and suites designed by architect Matteo Thun. This is an exclusive getaway set in acres of private garden with a rooftop pool overlooking the lagoon.

Ca Maria Adele

Just minutes from the Salute Vaporetto stop, this lush boutique hotel has Old World Venetian charm. Its beamed ceilings meet lavish furnishings as part of its eastern theme. In the evening, it's possible to have drinks on the terrace while listening to opera music.

Hotel Santa Lucia

This cheap hotel might not win any awards, but it's trim and well run and enjoys a handy location a few minutes walk from Santa Lucia train station. The rooms all have TVs and are cleaned daily; some also have their own bathrooms. Breakfast is served on the small garden terrace outside.

Hotel ai Mori d'Oriente

The 55 rooms in this 15th-century palace are designed in unique oriental style, but the elegance and grandeur of Venice is still clear. The hotel caters for breakfast but doesn’t have a restaurant, however staff will make suggestions and there is a small, intimate bar for a late night drink.

Hotel Henry

This family-run hotel is far from the grandeur of its 5-star canal-side cousins, but what it lacks in luxury, it makes up for in friendly and welcoming service. One of the best cheap hotels in Venice, visitors can expect staff on hand 24 hours a day, and reasonable room facilities including free Wi-Fi access.

Hotel Saturnia and International

Situated on one of Venice’s smartest shopping streets, this sophisticated hotel is very good value. Run by the same family since 1908, you will get a friendly welcome, a good-sized room with elegant antique furniture and a plentiful breakfast. The suntrap roof terrace is an excellent retreat.