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La Biennale di Venezia - November 4 to 7, 2017

La Biennale di Venezia - November 4 to 7, 2017

International Architecture Exhibition - Visionary, Prestigious, Avant-Garde

Itinerary
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Highlights

  • Prestigious international contemporary architectural exhibition
    juxtaposed with the historical art and architecture of Venice
  • Works by international architects from 48 countries
  • Private tours by Shara Wasserman, art historian, independent curator and professor of contemporary art at Temple & Cornell Universities in Rome
  • Exploration of historic Venice with Renaissance Palazzo Grimani recently opened to the public
  • 20th century Venetian architect Carlo Scarpa’s Querini Stampalia Foundation
  • Visits to significant but lesser known sites such as the Renaissance church of Santa Maria dei Miracoli, a “marble jewel” and the Scuola di San Giorgio with its timeless fresco cycle by Carpaccio

Overview

See spectacular, Venice through an exciting contemporary lens. . The Venice Architecture Biennale is a world famous international exhibition dedicated to promoting trends in architecture. This vibrant display was introduced in 1980 as a part of the world famous Venice Biennale which has provided the model for biennial exhibitions around the world, including the Whitney Biennal in New York.

Installed in the Giardini, the park at the tip of the Grand Canal, and the Arsenale, the former shipyards and in locations throughout the city, historic Venice is transformed in the visitors’ eyes and brought into the future with this year’s exhibition titled: Reporting From The Front.

This three day journey is a “must-see” for any art and architecture enthusiast or professional. You've absolutely never seen anything like it! The juxtaposition of the contemporary architecture against the magic of the Venice setting is astonishing. In response to the great enthusiasm expressed by the participants of the 2015 Venice Biennale we hope you will join Giovanna and Discover my Italy for our inaugural tour of the 2016 Venice Architecture Exhibition.

La Biennale in Venezia - Day by Day Itinerary

Departure from the United States

Friday, November 3

Day 1 - Welcome to Venice

Saturday, November 4

Morning: Arrive in Venice and check in to your four-star hotel in the heart of the city.

Afternoon: Join art historian, Shara Wasserman, for a leisurely walk from San Marco to the Riva degli Schiavoni, and to explore significant but lesser-known sites. We will visit the charming Renaissance church of Santa Maria dei Miracoli, a “marble jewel,” and a masterpiece of late 15th century classical architecture; from here we will visit the Scuola di San Giorgio and its timeless fresco cycle by Carpaccio; and see Verrocchio’s monument to Bartolomeo Colleoni also considered a masterpiece. After our walk, Shara will provide a brief overview of the Venice Biennale and will give a preview of the architecture exhibitions.

Evening: Welcome dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 2 - Biennale

Sunday , November 5

Today will be devoted to one of the most important events in the world, the 57th International Art Exhibition, All the World's Futures, held at the Giardini and Arsenale. This world-renowned architecture show features works by architects from 48 countries and will display the relationship of architecture and its creators, with the new and fascinating ideas of our time.

Evening: Dinner on your own.

Day 3 - Venice and off-site Biennale

Monday, November 6

Morning: We will visit the newly opened magnificent Palazzo Grimani, the primary residence of the aristocratic Grimani family. The Palazzo Grimani reopened after 20 years of extensive restoration and it is now known for its original architecture and exquisite ornamentation.

Afternoon: Our afternoon will be dedicated to visiting a selection of off-site Biennale venues.

Evening: Dinner at a local restaurant.

Day 4 - Early morning transfer to the Venice airport or Venice rail station

Tuesday, November 7

Itinerary specifics subject to change.

Pricing

Your tour price includes:

  • 3 nights in 4-star hotels (superior rooms) - room upgrades are available upon request
  • Daily Breakfast
  • The services of your host, Giovanna Chiti, founder of Discover My Italy, for the entire duration of the trip
  • Private tours guided by Shara Wasserman, art historian, independent curator and professor of contemporary art at Temple and Cornell Universities in Rome for two and 1/2 days
  • Welcome dinner at a local restaurant
  • Farewell dinner at a local restaurant
  • All museum entrance fees  including entrance to the Biennale
  • Ferry rides as per itinerary
  • All local taxes

Not Included:

  • Flights
  • Airport & Train Station transfers
  • Meals and drinks unless listed
  • Personal expenses such as telephone, minibar, etc
  • Gratuities for guides
  • Travel Insurance (strongly recommended)

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Tour Cost based on double occupancy

3 days/3 nights Venice 7 Biennale (land only) ............................... $1,850

Single Supplement .............................................................................+ $550

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All aspects of the tour will be coordinated by Giovanna Chiti of Discover my Italy.

 

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