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La Biennale di Venezia

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La Biennale di Venezia

History  1895-2023

129 YEARS OF HISTORY

La Biennale di Venezia has been for 130 years one of the most prestigious cultural institutions in the world. Established in 1895, the Biennale had an attendance of over 800,000 visitors at the Art Exhibition in 2022. The history of the La Biennale di Venezia dates back from 1895, when the first International Art Exhibition was organized. In the 1930s new festivals were born: Music, Cinema, and Theatre (the Venice Film Festival in 1932 was the first film festival in history). In 1980 the first International Architecture Exhibition took place, and in 1999 Dance made its debut at La Biennale.