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Biennale di Venezia

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Address: Giardini-Arsenale | San Marco 1364/A, 30124 Venice, Italy
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Walk trough Venice

One of the mornings my son, my wife and I decided, to walk all the way to the end of Venice main island. It was totally worth it. After the Arsenal there was this gorgeous park... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the mornings my son, my wife and I decided, to walk all the way to the end of Venice main island. It was totally worth it. After the Arsenal there was this gorgeous park, my son found a playground there, we all had nice time and great photos. Not everybody go there, but I will say it is... More 

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Perth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

Not many tourists make it down as far as here.Great place for a leisurely stroll.Still plenty to see and do, just not at a frenetic pace.

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

The visit to the Biennale Architecture 2016 inspired everyone to think about our environment, different cultures and our home. The different pavilions represent countries and their architectural needs all over the world. The Biennale area is partly located in old warehouses at the water - great atmosphere!

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Whitley Bay, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

A bit scruffy and neglected and not sure what the attractions were, but hey ho canny to walk there and back in the winter sun. Not a must see though

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Biennale Architettura 2016. Next year will be Art! So great- now I want to see it every year. It closes end of November though. We specifically visited Venice as a friend had an exhibit in one of the collateral events.(see separate review Palazzo Mora). We are not architects or design folk but really enjoyed the Arsenale and the new concepts... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

The Arsenale alone is worth a visit to view the history of Venice's maritime empire. Inspiring architectural exhibits from around the world offering insight to current work, theory and how architecture is providing solutions for our world in times where sustainability, housing shortages, and limited finances are the brief.

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Hadera, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

I have visited the Biennale in November. i think it is really interesting to see how different countries are facing the question of reporting from the front. while some deal with the challenges of influx of immigrants flying danger zones and in urgent need of shelter, some deal with the need to create more recreational space in super built cities.... More 

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Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Don't miss the Biennales. The Art as well as the Architecture expositions of Biënnale are absolutely breathtaking. Every visit gives you a new mindset.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Went to the architecture exhibition here. The pavilions are odd in the extreme, not pretty and all have loads of steps. My wife and I really found the place weird and certainly not a must see. If you are going to a Biennale where part of it is in the Arsenale I'd say go there instead!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

In a city built of stone streets, canals and little bridges, you may develop the need to see a tree or two. You will find the trees at the end of the island in the Biennale / Public Gardens. The Biennale is an area that hosts an international contemporary art exhibits (World's Fair of Art) every other year. In the... More 

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San Marco
The most famous sestiere (district) in Venice has one of the world's most famous squares, St. Mark's (Piazza San Marco). Anchored on one end by the basilica, clustered around it are restaurants, museums, shops, orchestras playing in the square, pigeons, the grand pink Doge’s Palace (Palazzo Ducale), the soaring campanile bell tower, an astrological clock tower, plus gorgeous cafes and restaurants like Florian and Quadri. Piazza San Marco is beloved by Venetians themselves. They book a table anytime, which offers a buffer from the fray. This grand outdoor drawing room attracts Venetians for a stroll too, especially late in the afternoon when the hoards of daytrippers thin out. It's simply a grand place to meet.
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