Venice Biennale International Art Exhibition 2013
Thursday 2, May 2013
The Venice Biennale International Art Exhibition is a major contemporary art presentation that takes place once every two years. Italy’s floating city of Venice provides the stunning backdrop to the event which sees hundreds of thousands of art lovers flock to the city to see the showcase of fine art.
Organised by the prestigious cultural institution Venice Biennale, the first exhibition was held in 1985. For over a century since, the Venice Biennale has been at the forefront of contemporary art, promoting new artistic trends and organising international events across the genres of architecture, cinema, music, dance and theatre as well as the world renowned Art Exhibition. More famously, it is also the organiser of the internationally renowned Venice Film Festival.
Now a major event on the Italian calendar, this year celebrates the 55th International Art Exhibition and is entitled ‘Il Palazzo Enciclopedico’ or The Encyclopaedic Palace. The exhibition, which will be curated by Massimiliano Gioni, is open to the public from 1 June to 24 November and will be held in the Giardini and the Arsenale in Venice.
The exhibition is made up of a number of national pavilions, in which individual countries showcase their finest art, as well as a comprehensive main exhibition showcasing the work of 150 artists from 37 different countries over the summer period.
Visitors flock to Italy specifically for this event that only comes every other year. Exhibition tickets are easily accessible with prices from just 25 euros per adult. As well as being able to wander through the beautiful exhibition, there are also guided tours, educational programs and creative workshops available for visitors who want to fully immerse themselves in the world class art.
citalia, the leading Italian specialist has an extensive collection of holidays across Venice and is offering art lovers the opportunity to visit Venice during the exhibition with three night packages available from just £339 per person including flights. The holiday includes return flights from London Gatwick with Easyjet and three nights B&B at the three star Hotel San Giorgio, based on 8 July departure date.
The Venice Biennale also owns and organises the Venice Film Festival, the oldest international film festival in the world. Founded in 1932, the Festival has taken place every year on the Venetian island of Lido. This year the Festival will take place between 28 August and 7 September with screenings in the historic Palazzo del Cinema on the Lungomare Marconi.
For true film buffs there is no other event quite like the Venice Film Festival which sees international film stars head to the city every year. The vibrant atmosphere and picturesque surroundings are an experience not to be missed and citalia has a five night stay in Venice during the Festival from £729 per person. The holiday, which departs 30 August, includes a complimentary room upgrade, return flights from London Gatwick with Easyjet and five nights B&B in the four star Hotel Bonvecchiati.
As well being the venue for a number of world renowned cultural events, Venice itself is a magical and unique city and the network of canals and narrow lanes make it a truly enchanting place to explore. It also offers the perfect base to explore more of Italy making a multi-centre holiday an affordable option to experience more than one part of this beautiful country.
Combine a trip to Venice during the exhibition and explore the city with a relaxing stay in nearby Lake Garda. citalia has a 10 night twin-centre holiday from just £995 per person which includes a saving of up to £441 per couple, a free night in Venice and seven days car hire in Lake Garda. The offer includes three nights B&B at the Hotel Bonvecchiati in Venice and seven nights B&B at Hotel Sirmione in Lake Garda, as well as return flights from London Gatwick with British Airways. Based on 9 July departures.
For more information on citalia’s Venice offers or to find out more about its extensive collection of holidays visit www.citalia.com
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