Explore the beuties of Venice and the most important Biennale of Contemporary Art
Venice is a majestic city whose reputation precedes it, boasting as it does romantic gondola rides on its labyrinthine canal ways, Renaissance and Gothic palaces, and Europe’s premier arts showcase. The capital of northern Italy’s Veneto region, Venice is built on 118 small islands in a lagoon in the Adriatic Sea. The central square, Piazza San Marco, contains St Mark’s Basilica which is tiled with Byzantine mosaics, and the Campanile bell tower overlooking the city’s red roofs.
SRISA students will have the chance to explore the artistic and architectural offerings on display at the Venice Biennale, which began in 1895. The event brings over 300,000 visitors to view Contemporary Art showcases in 30 national pavilions in the Giardini, with additional exhibitions in venues across town.
The itinerary that we propose includes some of the main attractions: Saint Mark’s Square, The Palazzo Ducale and the Bridge of Sighs. And students will also have free time to wander the city’s narrow and maze-like streets, taking in the romantic Carnival atmosphere.