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Opening Hours and Venues

 

Venice, Giardini and Arsenale
22 May > 21 November 2021
Closed on Mondays (except Monday 1 November and 15 November)
Opening hours: 10 am - 6 pm
Last admission: 5:45 pm

Forte Marghera
19 May > 22 November 2021
Opening hours: 9 am - 8 pm (Mon-Thu), 9 am - 10 pm (Fri-Sun)

 

Exhibition accessibility:
Download the brochure

Tickets

17th International Architecture Exhibition

 

Buy your tickets

Starting from August 6, 2021, with the exception of children under 12 years of age and visitors who are exempt from it, all tickets holders must present an EU Covid Certificate (Green Pass) or equivalent certificate recognized by the Italian State to access the 17th International Architecture Exhibition.
An EU Covid Certificate (Green Pass) or equivalent certificate is proof that a person has either been vaccinated against Covid-19, or received the first dose of a vaccine requiring two, or recovered from Covid-19, or received a negative PCR or rapid antigen test result in the previous 48 hours. Visitors must present a valid ID together with the certificate.
If you have received only the first dose of the vaccine, the Certification is issued after 14 days and it is valid until you complete the vaccination cycle (within the time indicated by Sanitary Authorities).

In case of absence of the documentation specified above, it will not be possible to access the venues nor to receive a refund of the tickets purchased.
For further information: reopen.europa.eu/en/

 

 

PURCHASE

Purchase of tickets and guided tours exclusively online.
A help service is available for visitors at the info points of the Giardini and Arsenale for assistance in buying tickets and guided tours. Telephone assistance is also available at +39 041 5218828 (Mon > Fri 10 am - 1 pm and 2 pm – 5 pm, Sat 10 am - 1 pm).
In line with new government guidelines (DL dated 18 May 2021), admittance to the exhibition venues is not subject to the reservation of a day of visit. If the ticket has been purchased before 20 May 2021, the reservation for timed entrance will be withdrawable or modifiable until the reserved day of visit (for instance, a reservation for the day 15 June will be modifiable or withdrawable until and including the day 15 June, not afterward).


HOW TO ACCESS THE EXHIBITION

The generated ticket can be printed on an A4 sheet or saved in pdf format on your smartphone / tablet etc. to access the exhibition gates.

According to the regulations in force, tickets are strictly personal, non-transferable, non-duplicable, non-refundable.

The tickets that entitle to reduction will be checked at the gates of the exhibition by the staff appointed to check.


TICKETS

A single ticket is valid for one entrance to the Giardini venue and one entrance to the Arsenale venue, and can be used also on different days.

Full price € 25

Concession € 20 (Over 65, Venice residents (a valid ID is required at the entrance)
Students and/or Under 26 € 16 (a valid ID or student card is required at the entrance)

Tickets for groups (min. 10 max. 20 participants, reservation required)
Adults € 18 / University Students € 15 / Secondary School Students € 10
Ticket reservation for groups

For purchases of 50+ group tickets in a single transaction, please email booking@labiennale.org.

Special project “Biennale Sessions” passes: € 20 (for affiliated Universities, reservation required, min. 50 visitors)

According to the regulations in force, tickets are strictly personal, non-transferable, non-duplicable, non-refundable.


ACCREDITATION

Accreditation is strictly personal; a valid ID is required at the entrance.
The accreditation is valid for multiple entries in both venues depending on the type of accreditation chosen.

Full price € 85
Concession € 50 (for Venice residents; for this accreditation please email to promozione@labiennale.org)
Students and/or under 26 € 45
Weekly € 45 (valid for 7 consecutive days from validation date – closing days excluded)


FREE ADMISSION

Children up to 6 years of age (included); adults accompanying disabled visitors holding a disability ID. Free tickets must be picked up at the Info points.

Free admission for nursery schools, elementary schools and junior high schools participating in Educational activities; booking required.


EDUCATIONAL

Guided tours, theoretical and practical thematic-educational itineraries, laboratories and creative workshops.
Available in Italian and in several foreign languages. Average duration 1h45’, 2 h. Reservation and payment in advance are required.
This is a paid service; entrance ticket not included.


GUIDED TOURS
Reservation required
For visitors organized into groups
Available in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish and Turkish (Portuguese until the end of September)

Adults 1 venue € 90 - 2 venues € 150
Universities 1 venue € 70 - 2 venues € 120
High Schools 1 venue € 60 - 2 venues € 100
Elementary and Junior Schools 1 venue € 60
Nursery Schools 1 venue € 50
Reservations for guided tours


GUIDED TOURS AT FIXED TIMES
Reservation required
For visitors not organized into groups
Available in English and Italian

Available in either Italian or English
Giardini and Arsenale venues: € 7 per venue
Tours start at 11.15 am and 2.15 pm
Guided tour: Giardini
Guided tour: Arsenale


SAFETY MEASURES

In line with the hygienic-sanitary protocols envisaged for cultural activities, it is recommended to show up at the gates equipped with masks, to wear them during the visit and to keep a safe distance from other visitors.


HOW TO GET TO THE EXHIBITION VENUES

From Piazzale Roma (bus station) and Ferrovia (train station):
to Arsenale: Actv lines 1 and 4.1
to Giardini: Actv lines 1, 2, 4.1, and 5.1 (line 6 from Piazzale Roma only)

Shuttle (40 pax) Arsenale Nord / Tesa 105 – Giardino delle Vergini (and back)
24 July – 31 July, 11 am – 6:45 pm (last boat) every 15’
1 Aug. – 21 Nov. except on Mondays, 11 am – 5:45 pm (last boat) every 15’
One-way exhibition route
Entrance from Campo della Tana 2169/F


CATALOGUE

La Biennale di Venezia, available at store.labiennale.org


EDUCATIONAL AND PROMOTION

promozione@labiennale.org
Tel. +39 041 5218 828
Tel. Info for Schools +39 041 5218 731
Mon > Fri 10 am - 1 pm / 2 - 5 pm
Sat 10 am - 1 pm

Biennale Educational

SCHOOLS    CHILDREN    ADULTS    FAMILIES    PROFESSIONALS    FIRMS    UNIVERSITIES

Learn more

La Biennale di Venezia has been devoting a growing attention to learning activities, and has developed a stronger and stronger commitment to Educational initiatives addressed to the audiences of its Exhibitions, most notably to universities, youngsters, and children from all kinds of schools.

A broad Educational offer will be available in 2021 as well, addressing itself to individuals and groups of students, children, grown-ups, families, professionals, companies, and universities. All initiatives aim to an active involvement of participants. They are led by professional operators, selected and trained by La Biennale di Venezia, and fall under the following categories: Guided Itineraries and Workshop Activities.

Services for the public



Giardini

Services
Bar, restaurant, bookshop, info point, courtesy transport service with electric cars for visitors with reduced mobility.

Cloakroom service for bags and small items.
Small to medium size pets on a leash are only admitted to the Giardini green area.


Arsenale

Services
Bar, restaurant, bookshop, info point, courtesy transport service with electric cars for visitors with reduced mobility.

No animals admitted.

Faq

Is it necessary to have a Green Pass to access the exhibition venues?
Starting from August 6, 2021, with the exception of children under 12 years of age and visitors who are exempt from it, all tickets holders must present an EU Covid Certificate (Green Pass) or equivalent certificate recognized by the Italian State to access the 17th International Architecture Exhibition. An EU Covid Certificate (Green Pass) or equivalent certificate is proof that a person has either been vaccinated against Covid-19, or received the first dose of a vaccine requiring two, or recovered from Covid-19, or received a negative PCR or rapid antigen test result in the previous 48 hours. Visitors must present a valid ID together with the certificate.
If you have received only the first dose of the vaccine, the Certification is issued after 14 days and it is valid until you complete the vaccination cycle (within the time indicated by Sanitary Authorities).
In case of absence of the documentation specified above, it will not be possible to access the exhibition venues nor to receive a refund of the tickets purchased.
For further information: https://reopen.europa.eu/en/

How can I buy tickets to access the Architecture Exhibition?
Tickets can be purchased only online on www.labiennale.org. Certain special types of tickets, such as free tickets or accreditations for people residing in Venice, must be purchased contacting booking@labiennale.org

I am a student/professional, do I have the right to receive any educational credits?
Before you purchase your ticket, contact your university/your professional association and find out about their credit policies and procedures.

Can I buy my reduced-price ticket online?
All tickets must be purchased online, including reduced-price tickets. Remember, however, to have some document with you, on the day of your visit, which can justify the type of concession you have requested, otherwise you might be denied access to the exhibition.

To have a € 16 fee, do I need to be a student and also under 26?
The € 16 ticket can be purchased by all students no matter what their age is and by whoever is not older than 26 y.o. In order to purchase a reduced-price ticket you need a valid ID.

Is it possible to purchase tickets using a Bonus Studenti?
It is possible to buy your ticket through the 18app. Every student will be entitled to the purchase of their own ticket only. The ticket will be personal and associated to a single student. The purchase code will be generated by the app under the heading “Eventi Culturali”.

Does the ticket grant access to collateral events and pavilions in town?
Most collateral events are free. A few, though, may require visitors to purchase an admission ticket in loco.

If I buy the combined Architecture + Dance/Music/Theatre, do I have to visit the exhibition on the same day as the show?
You can visit the exhibition also on a different day, not necessarily on the very same day, except in very specific cases, when it will be indicated clearly.

I am a disabled person: what is my ticket fee?
Disabled persons may buy tickets available with different fees. Care-givers accompanying visitors who have a certified form of disability have the right to access the exhibition for free and can pick up their free tickets at Exhibition Infopoints, if they show the disability certificates of the person they are accompanying.

How do I get a free ticket for a 0-6 child?
Free children tickets can be downloaded in digital version while purchasing the ticket typologies Intero, Residenti, over 65, by clicking on “omaggio bambino”. You must buy 1 ticket of the event type every time you ask for one free child ticket.

Is it possible to visit the two Exhibition venues on different days?
Yes, regular tickets grant access to both Exhibition venues once, on the same day or on different days. Visit days need not be consecutive. For admission policies related to accreditations, read the accreditation description carefully before you purchase it.

Do I have to select the date of my visit?
It is not necessary anymore to select the date of your visit, it is sufficient to purchase your ticket and show up at the Exhibition access points with it.

I am unable to purchase my ticket online, the screen turns white when I confirm my purchase: why?
It probably depends on the browser you are using. Try with a different browser: the problem should disappear.

I have received an email with purchase confirmation. How can I print my tickets?
Tickets purchased online can be retrieved at the following link: www.vivaticket.it > View Receipt by filling in your transaction code, thereby obtaining your ticket in pdf format, which you can print and show at the access points.

Where can I buy tickets with a group fee (min 10 participants)?
Groups wishing to visit the exhibition autonomously, using reduced-price group tickets, must purchase group tickets on our website www.labiennale.org

How can I purchase a guided tour?
Private guided tours can be booked filling in the form on www.labiennale.org possibly 15 days before the date of your visit. Our staff will give you feedback within 7 working days to confirm or not your choice, based on availability. All private tours must be paid in advance.
Educational operators will accompany groups up to 20 participants. Larger groups will be split up and accompanied by different operators. Costs mentioned on our website are per operator. Guided tours at stated times are dedicated to visitors who are not organised as groups; they take place on stated days and at stated times and can be booked on www.labiennale.org, subject to place availability.

In which languages are guided tours available?
Guided tours at stated times are available in Italian and English. Private tours are available in Italian, English, German, Spanish, French, and other languages. For info about availability in other languages, please write to promozione@labiennale.org

What is the timetable of guided tours at stated times? Is the admission fee to the exhibition included in the fee of guided tours at states times?
Find out about timetable and availability of guided tours at stated times on www.labiennale.org . The fee is € 7 per person per venue (€ 7.50 with pre-sale commission). Admission fee is not included in the price of the tour.

What activities are available for youngsters and families?
Special activities are dedicated to families, to help them discover and explore the 17th International Architecture Exhibition and its venues. Activities are available in Italian and in 4 foreign languages as private tours. They are also available every Saturday and Sunday, in Italian, at 4 pm (check timetable and availability on www.labiennale.org).

What is the difference between Giardini and Arsenale exhibition venues? Where should one begin one’s visit? 
The two venues are independent but complementary, because they jointly make up one Exhibition. There is no prescription about what venue to visit first. Admission tickets grant access to both venues, independently of the order of visit.

Is a cloakroom/luggage deposit available? Is there a fee for it?
There is a cloakroom at Giardini only and the service is free of charge. It is not possible to leave mid/large size luggage. Only small-size objects are admitted, such as purses, jackets and umbrellas.

Can I exit and re-enter the exhibition with the same ticket?
That is only possible if your ticket is of the accreditation type. Regular tickets grant access to each exhibition venue only once.

What is the distance between Giardini and Arsenale venues? How long does it take to visit the different exhibition venues?
The walking distance between Giardini and Arsenale is 10 minutes. Calculate approximately 3 hours per venue.

Are there services to facilitate the visit of people with disabilities?
There is a courtesy transportation service available at Exhibition venues, with electric cars, for visitors with mobility impairment. At Giardini, maps indicating accessibility are displayed at the entrance of pavilions. If you need assistance, please turn to venue attendants and for info visit www.labiennale.org/en/architecture/2021/information and download the brochure (Exhibition accessibility).

Contact Us

E-mail promozione@labiennale.org

Tel. +39 041 5218 828

Monday > Friday 10 am - 1 pm / 2 - 5 pm

Saturday 10 am - 1 pm

Biennale Architettura 2021

HOW WILL WE LIVE TOGETHER?

17th International Architecture Exhibition
Venice, 22 May - 21 November 2021

Curator Hashim Sarkis

Biennale Architettura
Biennale Architettura