Biennale basics.  7 November 2019.  Biennale Italy Venice
 
 
 

When: March - November in odd years. Alternates with Biennale Architecture. Open 10-6 every day except Mondays.

Where: Exhibits are split between the Arsenale, an old military post, and the Giardini, a park. They are next to each other (and at the opposite end of town from the train station and cruise ships). There are also country-sponsored pavilions on these sites and scattered in town.

How much time: 3-4 days for the Arsenale and Giardini, a few more days for the exhibits in town.

Tickets: The Arsenale and the Giardini take different tickets. You can buy single-entry tickets online but the more useful multi-day, multi-entry pass (€35/3 days, for example) must be bought in person and with ID. The country pavilions outside the Arsenale and Giardini didn't ask to see a ticket.

Photography is allowed.

Vaporetto: The Arsenale and Giardini each have their own stop but they're not far apart, and it's an easy walk from San Marco.

 
 
Sml    Med    Big
 
 
The Arsenale      
 
The Arsenale      
 
The Arsenale      
 
Covered dock at the Arsenale +      
 
Covered dock at the Arsenale +      
 
Covered dock at the Arsenale +      
 
Giardini      
 
Giardini      
 
Giardini      
 
Arsenale vaporetto stop      
 
Arsenale vaporetto stop      
 
Arsenale vaporetto stop      
 
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