Do not miss Venice's most unique happenings and discover a range of exclusive events offering
the possibility to discover the city of canals in the best possible way.
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Biennale Arte 2017
May 13 - November 26
The 57th Exhibition will take place from May 13th to November 26th 2017 in the Giardini and the Arsenale and in various other venues in Venice.
Maison Ruinart Venice
June 21 - 23
Celebrate the launch of the first Maison Ruinart Venice in Italy and join us for an unforgettable event with Ruinart paired to a unique culinary proposal for aperitif and dinner with splendid views. Discover more >
Stop by: Redentore Suite Terrace
Join us: Aperitif at 6pm, dinner at 8.30pm
Redeemer's Feast Dinner
Saturday, July 15
Do not miss Venice's most anticipated event! We await you on our terrace directly by the Grand Canal for a special night with an exquisite six course menu and a stunning panorama over the fireworks. Discover the menu >
Stop by: Club del Doge Restaurant
Join us: 07.00 pm - 02.00 am
Venice Film Festival
August 30th - September 9th
In 2017, La Biennale di Venezia organizes the 74th Venice International Film Festival, directed by Alberto Barbera. The aim of this festival is to raise awareness and promote the various aspects of the international cinema in all its forms.
Sunday, September 3
Enjoy Venice's most traditional rowing race from a front row seat on our Grand Canal Terrace and the culinary creations of our Executive Chef Daniele Turco.
Bocca del Fuoco
Saturday, September 16
Explore the magical island of Burano and participate in Bocca del Fuoco, a 5 km path that brings you through six active glass furnaces.
Saturday, October 14
Join us for the Venice Hospitality Challenge 2017, a yacht regatta in its 4th year, around the lagoon, with its prize, forged in Venice by Master Glassmaker Antonio Seguso, represents the Doge’s cap, symbol of the timeless Venetian tradition.
Chef Danieli Turco at Chewton Glen
Wednesday, October 18
Join our Executive Chef Daniele Turco on his journey to Chewton Glen, a traditional English Luxury Country House Hotel & Spa in Hampshire. He will meet Chef James Martin and will introduce participants to the secrets of the Venetian cuisine at The Kitchen cooking school presenting typical recipes such as baccalà, squid ink ravioli and tiramisù.
Sunday, October 22
Take part in the Venice Marathon and run through beautiful scenarios with the Venetians citizens until the city center.
Festa della Madonna della Salute
Tuesday, November 21
Don't miss the Festa della Madonna della Salute, when Venice celebrates the end of the plague and the participants will have the opportunity to enjoy different cultural events throughout the city.
2018 Events in Venice
Stay tuned for the 2018 events in Venice
Regata della Befana
The 6th of January of every year Venice fills up with people dressed as a Befana to create the Regatta della Befana, a 30 years old event where the members of the Bucintoro - the oldest rowing society in Venice - compete against each other.
January 27 – Febraury 13
Be part of one of the most traditional Carnival in the world and hide behind the elaborate masks to enjoy this unmissable event in the best way possible. Stay tuned if you want to be the first to know how The Gritti Palace is going to celebrate!
March - July
If you are a music fan or if you just wish to enjoy the summer breeze, the Veneto Jazz event gives you the opportunity to explore Venice and other surrounding cities while enjoying contemporary and jazz music concerts by the main italian and international acts.
Festa della Sensa
Reach the basin of San Marco and join the Venetian citizens to watch the beautiful multicolored boats that start to gather at 9 am to start the parade that celebrates the millennial history of La Serenissima and its unique connection with the sea.
May 25 - November 25
The Biennale 2018 will focus on Architecture and it will be held between May, 25th and November 25th. Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara will be in charge of curating the whole event while Mario Cucinella, a world- famous architect, will be curating the Italian pavilion.
If you don't want to miss one of the most anticipated events of the year join us at The Gritti Terrace to have an excellent view on the Vogalonga - a 30km rowing race through the city of Venice on the Grand Canal born as a protest against the power boats threatening the old buildings in the city.