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Opening hours and venues


Biennale Arte 2022
23 April > 27 November 2022

Giardini / Arsenale / Forte Marghera
Until 27 November: 10 am - 6 pm
Closed on Mondays (Extra opening on Monday 21 November)


Exhibition accessibility:
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59th International Art Exhibition


59th International Art Exhibition

As of May 1 mask wearing indoors is strongly recommended.



Purchase of tickets and guided tours exclusively online.
A help desk for ticket and guided tour purchase is available at the Giardini (Viale Trento) and Arsenale (Campo della Tana) info points.

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). Access assistance and orienteering services are available at the exhibition venues.


Help the environment, save your ticket in pdf format on your mobile/tablet or print it on recycled paper.
The tickets that entitle to reduction will be checked at the gates of the exhibition by attending staff. An identification document may be required and checked by the staff, in addition to the ticket, for certain types of tickets.
Attending staff will check the possession of the relevant conditions in case of concessionary or discounted tickets.
According to the regulations in force, tickets are non-transferable, non-duplicable, non-refundable.


The ticket is valid for one access to the Giardini venue and one to the Arsenale venue, 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. For bigger groups please send an email to booking@labiennale.org).
Groups should not exceed 20 participants. Larger groups should be divided into smaller subgroups.
If you use your own Whisper service, you are asked to behave appropriately in order not to disturb other visitors. Groups should not exceed 20 participants. Larger groups should be divided into smaller subgroups.

Adults € 18 / University Students € 15 / Secondary School Students € 10


This type of ticket grants multiple accesses to Giardini and to Arsenale. Different types are available.
They are strictly personal and their holders will need to show also a valid Identification document at the entrance.

3-day ticket € 35 (valid for 3 consecutive days, closing days are excluded from the day count).

Weekly ticket € 45 (valid for 7 consecutive days, closing days are excluded from the day count).

Biennale Sessions ticket € 20 (for affiliated universities, reservation required, min. 50 participants).


Valid for multiple admissions on all opening days until 27 November, closing days are excluded.

Full price € 85
Concession € 50 (for people residing in the municipality of Venice; it can be purchased at exhibition venues; a valid identification document proving residency in the municipality of Venice is requred also for the purchase)
Students and/or under 26 € 45


Children up to 6 years of age; the free ticket can be downloaded online in combination of a purchase of a full price ticket, or a Venice residents or over 65 reduction, or alternatively it can be collected at the Info points at Giardini and Arsenale venues.
Adults accompanying disabled visitors holding a disability ID must collect the free ticket at the Info points at Giardini and Arsenale venues.

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


Guided tours, theoretical and practical thematic-educational itineraries, laboratories and creative workshops.
Available in Italian and in several foreign languages. Average duration 1 hr 45’ / 2 hrs. Reservation and payment in advance are required.
Entrance ticket not included.

For visitors organized in groups Reservation required.
Available in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, and Russian.

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

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For visitors not organized in groups. Reservation required.
Available in English and Italian.

€ 8 per venue (Giardini and Arsenale), per person
Tours start at 11:15 am / 2:15 pm

Every weekend, reservation required.
Available in Italian.

€ 8 per venue, per person (for participants up to 12 years of age free ticket to the exhibition)
Venues: Arsenale (Saturday) and Giardini (Sunday): 3 pm.


Always consult the website www.dgc.gov.it/web for updates on any new measures adopted to contain and manage the COVID-19 pandemic emergency.

For further information on La Biennale di Venezia’s commitment to environmental sustainability: Sostenibilita ambientale (labiennale.org). Consult the good environmental practices recommended for the public.

What days and at what time is the Biennale Arte open?
From 23 April to 25 September, from 11 am to 7 pm (last admission 6:45 pm); from 27 September to 27 November, from 10 am to 6 pm (last admission 5:45 pm); Arsenale venue only, through 25 September: Friday and Saturday extended hours through 8 pm (last admission 7:45 pm).

How many entrance gates are there to the Exhibition Venues?
There are four: Giardini (Viale Trento) – Sant’Elena; Arsenale (Campo della Tana) – Arsenale Ponte dei Pensieri.

Where can admission tickets for the Biennale Arte be purchased?
Tickets may be purchased online on the website www.labiennale.org/en/art/2022/information#tickets. At the Infopoints in the exhibition venues (Giardini in Viale Trento and Arsenale in Campo della Tana) there is a courtesy service for visitors that offers assistance for the purchase of admission tickets and guided tours. Some types of tickets, such as the complimentary tickets for adults accompanying visitors with certified disabilities may be collected at the Infopoints in the exhibition venues. Accreditation for residents in the City of Venice may be purchased by sending an email to the following address: booking@labiennale.org, or at the Infopoints in the exhibition venues.

I am a student, can I get university credit?
Before purchasing your ticket, ask your University about their policies in the matter, and eventually how to proceed.

Can I buy the concession-price ticket online?
Tickets must be purchased online, even concession-price tickets. Remember though to bring a document justifying the concession on the day of your visit, otherwise you may be denied admission.

To purchase the €16 concession-price ticket, do you have to be a student and under 26?
The €16 may be purchased by all students independently of their age and by anyone aged 26 and under. Remember however to bring a document that justifies the concession on the day of your visit, otherwise you may be denied admission.

Can you purchase the student concession-price admission ticket using the bonus 18 app?
It will be possible to download your voucher using the 18 app. The purchase code can be generated within the app in the “Cultural Events” section.
Each student may purchase the ticket for his own admission only with the voucher generated by the app. The ticket will therefore be strictly personal and associated to the name of one individual student.

Does the ticket also include admission to the collateral events and the pavilions located around the city?
Most of the Collateral Events have free admission, except for some that might require an admission ticket sold at the venue; for info: https://www.labiennale.org/it/arte/2022/eventi-collaterali

For the combined Art + Dance / Music / Theatre ticket, do you have to visit the Exhibition on the same day as the performance?
The visit to the Exhibition can take place at a different time, and not necessarily on the same day as the performance, except for particular events that will be announced as needed.

I have a certified disability. What price am I entitled to?
People with a certified invalidity can purchase available tickets at the current prices. Adults accompanying people with a certified invalidity are entitled to free admission and can collect their free tickets at the Infopoints located in the exhibition venues, exhibiting the certification that entitles them.

How do you obtain free tickets for children ages 0-6?
The free ticket for children can be downloaded in digital format from the online ticket office in combination with the purchase of a Full price, Resident or Over 65 ticket, by selecting ‘omaggio bambino’. For each free children’s ticket, 1 adult ticket of the type indicated must be purchased for the event. If the accompanying adult is entitled to a different type of concession, they may still request the children’s ticket.

Can I visit the two venues of the Exhibition on different days?
Yes, all the tickets (except for the accreditations) guarantee admission to both venues of the Exhibition, one time for each venue, on the same day or on different days. The days you visit each venue do not necessarily need to be consecutive. The ticket does not allow you to enter and leave the venue more than once.
For the admission policies for accreditations, please read the description of accreditations carefully before purchasing.

Do I have to choose a date for my visit?
You do not need to reserve a date for admission, just purchase the ticket and come to the gates of the Exhibition

Is the ticket strictly personal and non-transferable?
It’s not necessary to add the name of the person who will use the ticket, just purchase the ticket and come to Exhibition gates.

I am unable to purchase the ticket online, the screen goes blank when I confirm the purchase. Why?
This is generally a problem with the browser, just change browser and that will solve the problem.

I received an email confirming the purchase. How can I print the tickets?
The tickets purchased online may be found at the following link: www.vivaticket.it/ita/help/visualizza_ricevuta. Type in the transaction code in your possession and you will get your ticket in the pdf format. Avoid printing the ticket and the exhibition brochure, use the digital versions.

What is the difference between the exhibition venue at the Giardini and the one in the Arsenale? Where does the visit start?
The two venues are independent but complementary, because they are part of the same exhibition. The admission ticket is a combined ticket that gives access to both venues.
For further information please visit the Tickets section.

Is there a cloakroom/luggage storage area in the exhibition venues? Is there a fee?
There is a cloakroom in both the exhibition venues at the Giardini and the Arsenale and they are free of charge.
At the Giardini there is a cloakroom attendant, and at the Arsenale there are lockers with keys.
Medium/large suitcases may not be stored, only small personal objects such as bags, jackets or umbrellas.

Can I leave the exhibition and go back in?
The tickets are valid for one admission only in each exhibition venue even on non-consecutive days. Accreditations are strictly personal, non-transferable and valid for several admissions in both venues, with duration dependent on the selected typology.

How far is the Giardini venue from the Arsenale? How long does it take to visit the venues?
The two venues are about a ten-minute walk from each other. The average visit lasts about 3 hours per venue.

Are there any services offered to help visitors with reduced mobility?
The Exhibition venues offer a courtesy transportation service with electric vehicles for visitors with reduced mobility and, at the Giardini, and there are maps on pedestals that detail conditions of accessibility at the entrance to the pavilions. Also available, to be requested to staff at the venue on a first come first serve basis: strollers, walkers and wheelchairs.
For further information, please download the dedicated map (accessibility to the Exhibition venues) at accessibilita-2022b.pdf.

Is there a connecting shuttle/water bus?
Yes, there is a service from the Arsenale Nord to the Giardino delle Vergini (Arsenale) with the following schedule that reflects the opening hours of the exhibition venues: 11 am – 5:20 pm every 20 minutes (except for 1:20 pm)., Friday and Saturday through 5 October from 11 am to 7:20 pm.


Where can tickets be purchased at the group rate (min 10 participants)?
Groups who wish to enter the venues independently, taking advantage only of the reduced group rate for the tickets, must necessarily purchase the tickets on our website https://www.labiennale.org/en/art/2022/information.

How can I purchase a guided tour or a fixed-schedule tour?
Private guided tours may be requested by filling out the form on https://www.labiennale.org/en/art/2022/information at least 15 days before the day of the tour. Our staff will respond within 7 working days to confirm or decline the selected date based on the available openings on our calendar. Prepayment is required.
Each operator may work with a maximum of 25 participants. Large groups will be assigned more than one guide. The costs indicated on our website are per guide/operator.
Fixed-schedule tours, available in Italian and in English, are dedicated to visitors who are not organized in a group; they take place on predetermined days and times, and may be purchased on the website www.labiennale.org on a first come first serve basis.

In what languages are the guided tours available?
Guided tours are available in Italian, English and other foreign languages. For further information contact: promozione@labiennale.org

What are the departure times and costs of the fixed-schedule tours? Does the cost of the fixed-schedule tour also include the admission ticket to the Exhibition?
The fixed-schedule tours leave at predetermined times. Consult the schedule and check availability on the website www.labiennale.org. The cost of a fixed-schedule visit is €8 per person per exhibition venue (the cost is €8.50 with the advance sales fee). It does not include the cost of the admission ticket to the Exhibition.

What activities are there for children and families?
For families there are educational activities in a “family format” to discover the 59th International Art Exhibition and the exhibition venues at the Giardini della Biennale.
For further information https://www.labiennale.org/en/art/2022/biennale-educational


Biennale Educational


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 2022 as well, addressing itself to individuals and groups of students, children, grown-ups, families, professionals, companies, and universities. All initiatives aim to the active involvement of participants. They are led by professional operators trained by La Biennale di Venezia, and fall under the following categories: Guided Itineraries and Workshop Activities.

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Services for the public


The exhibition area is fully accessible thanks to the presence of wheelchair ramps, elevators and uniform external itineraries.

How to get there
From Piazzale Roma / Ferrovia
To Arsenale: Actv lines 1 and 4.1
View map


Bar, restaurant, bookshop, infopoint, free cloakroom, stroller free rental, baby changing/feeding room, family area, courtesy transport service with electric cars for visitors with reduced mobility.

To be requested from the staff on site and available until exhaustion: strollers, walkers and wheelchairs.

Unguarded cloakroom service for the storage of bags and small items.

No animals admitted.


Ramp, stairlift or assistance procedure.

How to get there
From Piazzale Roma / Ferrovia
To Giardini: Actv lines 1, 2, 4.1, and 5.1 (line 6 departing from Piazzale Roma only)
View map


Bar, restaurant, bookshop, infopoint, baby changing/feeding room, courtesy transport service with electric cars for visitors with reduced mobility.

To be requested from the staff on site and available until exhaustion: strollers, walkers and wheelchairs.

Guarded cloakroom service for the storage of bags and small items.

Small/medium-sized animals are admitted only in the green outdoor area.

Contact us


Tel. +39 041 5218 828
(Monday > Friday 10 am - 1 pm and 2 pm - 5 pm)

Biennale Arte 2022


59th International Art Exhibition
Venice, 23 April - 27 November 2022

Curator Cecilia Alemani

Biennale Arte
Biennale Arte