The Venice Biennale was born by a resolution by the City Council on 19th April 1893, which proposed the founding of a “biennial national artistic exhibition” to take place in the following year, to celebrate the silver anniversary of King Umberto and Margherita of Savoy.
The event in fact took place two years later, opening on 30th April 1895.
Giardini and Arsenale
May 10th - 11th - 12th 2017
Official Opening and Award Ceremony
May 13th 2017
Opening days from May 13th to November 26th 2017
Giardini and Arsenale closed on Mondays (except May 15th, August 14th, September 4th, October 30th, and November 20th 2017)
Giardini from 10 am to 6 pm
Arsenale from 10 am to 6 pm (from 10 am to 8 pm on Fridays and Saturdays from May 13th until September 30th)
Distance between venues: 15’ on foot
Small-sized animals are admitted in the green area at the Giardini venue; no animals admitted at the Arsenale venue
Tickets payment method: cash, debit card and credit card
Transfer between both venues is equipped for disabled people
Services for visitors at the exhibition venues (Giardini and Arsenale)
Infopoint, free cloakroom, bar, restaurant, bookshop