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la Biennale di Venezia
Visual Top Art EN (new)



Exhibition venues
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)
Opening hours
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)
Useful information
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
Wheelchair access
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
Services for families
Stroller free rental, baby changing/feeding room, family lounge
Baby changing/feeding room
Guided tours, thematic itineraries, practical and theoretical laboratories, creative workshops
Available in Italian and several foreign languages
Booking required, average duration 1 hour 45' / 2 hours
The service is fee-paying, admission ticket not included

Guided tours without reservation
Guided tours for individual visitors in Italian or in English
Activities available on set days and times. Schedule and online purchase on

Tel. +39 041 5218 828
Fax +39 041 5218 732
(Monday > Friday 10 am - 1:30 pm and 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm; Saturday 10 am - 1:30 pm)
Booking: Adult groups, private guided tours, High Schools, Universities
Booking: Nursery schools, Elementary and Junior High schools

How to get to the exhibition venues
from Piazzale Roma / Railway Station:
to Arsenale: lines ACTV 1, 4.1
to Giardini: lines ACTV 1, 2, 4.1, 5.1, (6 from Piazzale Roma only)

Garage San Marco (Piazzale Roma, tel. +39 041 5232213): special prices for Biennale’s visitors.
The artists selected for the main exhibition, VIVA ARTE VIVA
National Participations
Countries exhibited in their own pavilions at the 57th Intl. Art Exhibition
Collateral Events
Additional exhibitions and initiatives in Venice during the 57th Biennale