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Stranieri ovunque / Foreigners everywhere

When

From 20 April to 24 November 2024
Closed on Mondays, except 22 April, 17 June, 22 July, 2 and 30 September, and 18 November.

Summer hours (from 20 April to 30 September):
Giardini: 11 am – 7 pm (last admission 6:45 pm)
Arsenale: from Tuesday to Thursday and Sunday 11 am – 7 pm (last admission 6:45 pm), Fridays and Saturdays 11 am – 8 pm (last admission 7:45 pm)

Fall hours (from 1 October to 24 November):
Giardini and Arsenale: 10 am – 6 pm (last admission 5:45 pm)

Usually the exhibition is most visited during weekends, while midweek days are recommended for those who prefer to visit the exhibition at a more leisurely pace; certainly, the best period to organise your visit is from May to September, where in addition to the tranquillity of the summer months you can also take advantage of the extended opening hours on Fridays and Saturdays at the Arsenale (see opening hours). In addition, the International Dance, Theatre and Music Festivals and the Venice International Film Festival all take place between June and September, offering a great opportunity to attend different events during your visit.

Where

Giardini venue: entrance from Viale Trento 1260 and from Sant’Elena (Viale IV Novembre)
Arsenale venue: entrance from Campo della Tana 2169/F and from Ponte dei Pensieri (Salizada Streta)

GPS coordinates:
Giardini venue
45.429291, 12.356997
45.428077, 12.360046
Arsenale venue
45.433188, 12.351705
45.435073, 12.357544

How to get there

From Piazzale Roma/Ferrovia:
To Arsenale (ARSENALE stop): Actv routes 1 and 4.1
To Giardini (GIARDINI BIENNALE stop): Actv routes 1, 4.1, 5.1 (route 6 from Piazzale Roma only)
https://actv.avmspa.it/en/content/orari-servizio-di-navigazione-0

From Punta Sabbioni:
To Arsenale (ARSENALE stop): Actv route 14 to the San Zaccaria stop and from there routes 1 and 4.1
To Giardini (GIARDINI BIENNALE stop): Actv route 14 to the San Zaccaria stop and from there routes 1, 4.1, 5.1
https://actv.avmspa.it/en/content/orari-servizio-di-navigazione-0

From VCE Marco Polo Airport:
To Arsenale (ARSENALE stop): Alilaguna Blu line
To Giardini: n/d
https://www.alilaguna.it/orari

How the 60th International Art Exhbition is structured

The Exhibition is divided into two venues, Giardini and Arsenale, both equally important and complementary to one another. All tickets include admission to both venues. You may start your visit as you prefer from any of the two venues.
Each venue in turn is divided into two parts: one dedicated to the International Exhibition Stranieri Ovunque – Foreigners Everywherecurated by Adriano Pedrosa, and one dedicated to the National Participations.

The Giardini is the original venue for the events of La Biennale di Venezia, where national pavilions were built starting from 1907.
The Arsenale is a protoindustrial archaeological complex, in which the Republic of Venice built the ships in its fleet since the fourteenth century. Today the Arsenale also hosts national participations in its historical spaces, recently restored by La Biennale di Venezia.

Tips

Visit La Biennale website at https://www.labiennale.org/en/art/2024, and read the Curator’s statement, discover the National Participations, the Collateral Events, the special projects and the entire Exhibition programme.

If you wish, you may download the Exhibition brochure, the map of the spaces, the kits dedicated to helping you organize your visit (online soon).

Check the Biennale agenda (https://www.labiennale.org/en/agenda), there might be encounters, performances, festivals or more scheduled on the day of your visit.

You can also purchase a private tour (in Italian, English, French, German, Spanish, or Russian) or a pre-scheduled tour (in Italian or English): https://www.labiennale.org/en/art/2024/information#tickets

The catalogue and short guide can be useful tools to prepare your visit to the Exhibition: starting 20 April, you can buy them on the bookstore (https://www.labiennale.org/en/buy-online).
Alternatively, they are available directly at the Exhibition in the bookshops at the Giardini and Arsenale venues or in the bookshop of the headquarters at Ca’ Giustinian.

Download the Bloomberg app (https://app.bloombergconnects.org/z7NSDoU2Asb) to get access in real time to the services available at the Exhibition and other information about the participating projects and architects.

Ask me!
Take advantage of the qualified staff throughout the main Exhibition, available for information and brief explanations.

Which ticket to buy

There are several different types of tickets and accreditation. Check the pricelist online and choose the solution that best suits your needs and the time you have at your disposal to visit the Exhibition.
https://www.labiennale.org/en/art/2024/information#tickets

Bear in mind that the venues are large and that an unguided visit requires an average of 3 hours per venue, and longer in case of a guided tour.

Services for the public

Arsenale and Giardini:
Bar, restaurant, bookshop, restrooms with diaper changing stations, courtesy transportation service on electric vehicles for visitors with reduced mobility. Available upon request to the staff on site on a first-come first-serve basis: strollers, walkers and wheelchairs.

Unattended coatroom service for small-item storage.

In agreement with Bauadvisor, a paid Dog Sitter and Dog Walker service will be available, and can be booked at least 24 hours in advance.

Small to medium-size pets are allowed on a leash in the green areas of the Giardini only.

Where to eat
Both venues offer bar/restaurant services inside.

Where to sleep
Venice offers a wide range of lodgings and the Exhibition is easy to reach, both on foot or with public transportation, from any part of the city.
If you are staying in Mestre, you will first have to come to Venice by bus/tram (Piazzale Roma stop) or by train (Venezia Santa Lucia station) and then walk to the Exhibition (around 40 minutes) or arrive by vaporetto.

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