Annual Events in Venice that You Shouldn’t Miss

by Web Editor
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For those in search of a true Venetian experience, Where®Venice has round-up the most famous annual events held in the beating heart of the city

NEW YEAR'S EVE CONCERT

31 December

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New Year's Eve Concert at La Fenice

Arias and operatic selections at La Fenice Opera House.

Tickets available on www.teatrolafenice.it 


Starting hour 4pm


Phone: +39 041 786511


GPS: 45.43363, 12.33375

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Address: Teatro la Fenice
Campo San Fantin, 1965


Water boat: Vaporetto line 1 (Rialto stop)


Official Website


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CARNIVAL OF VENICE

End of February - Early March

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Photo credits: Frank Kovalchek under c.c licence 2.0

Shows, masked parades and music in 'calli', squares and palaces.

Free access


Phone: +39 041 2722660 (Venice Tourist Office)


GPS: 45.43391, 12.33723

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Address: Piazza San Marco


Water boat: Vaporetto line 1 (San Marco-Vallaresso stop).


Official Website

FESTA DI SAN MARCO - FEAST OF ST. MARK

25 April

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Festa di San Marco Photo credits: Alessandra Battistel under c.c. 4.0 licence

In addition to being a national holiday, on 25 April, Venetians also celebrate Saint Mark’s day.

Free access


Starting hour 4pm


Phone: +39 041 2722660 (Venice Tourist Office)


GPS: 45.43416, 12.33847

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Address: Saint Mark’s Square


Water boat: Vaporetto line 2, 10 (San Marco Giardinetti stop)

VENICE NIGHT TRAIL

14 April

Venice Night Trial
Venice Night Trial

Urban trail run 16km through the historical centre of Venice.

Subscriptions will be available on the official website 


Starting hour 9pm


Phone: +39 39 041 5321871

More information

Address: starting from Venezia – San Basilio


Water boat: lines 2, 6, N (san Basilio stop)


Official Website

FESTA DELLA SENSA

1-2 June

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Photo credits: official Instagram account Comune di Venezia

A masked parade in St. Mark's Square to celebrate the Serenissima and the 'Sposalizio del Mare' (Marriage of the Sea) ceremony

Free access


Starting hour 4pm


Phone: +39 041 2722660 (Venice Tourist Office)


GPS: 45.43391, 12.33723

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Address: Piazza San Marco


Water boat: Vaporetto line 1 (San Marco-Vallaresso stop).


Official Website

VOGALONGA

9 June

Vogalonga by Jean-Pierre Dalbéra
Vogalonga by Jean-Pierre Dalbéra

A 30 km rowing marathon through S. Erasmo, S. Francesco del Deserto, Burano, Mezzorbo, Murano and the Grand Canal. the competition is open to the public.

Free access


Phone: +39 0415210544 (Vogalonga Committee)


GPS: 45.43082, 12.33631

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Address: Giudecca Canal – Punta della Dogana


Official Website

BIENNALE OF ART

11 May - 24 November 2019

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Biennale of Art

An international exhibition of Contemporary Art.

For information and tickets visit www.labiennale.org


Phone: +39 041 5218 828


GPS: 45.43346, 12.35049

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Address: Campo della Tana, 2169/S


Water boat: Vaporetto line 1 or 4.1


Official Website

BIENNALE OF DANCE

Late June - early July 2019

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Photo credits: official Biennale

An international dance festival

For information and tickets visit www.labiennale.org


Phone: +39 041 5218828


GPS: 45.43346, 12.35049

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Address: Campo della Tana, 2169/S


Water boat: Vaporetto line 1 or 4.1


Official Website

FEAST OF SAN PERO DE CASTEO

June - July

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Feast of San Pero de Casteo

An end-of-June festivity to celebrate the arrival of summer: the focal point of the event is the Island of San Pietro di Castello.

Free access


GPS: 45.43391, 12.35888

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Address: Island of San Pietro di Castello


Water boat: Vaporetto line 4.1, 4.2, 5.1, 5.2 (san Pietro stop).


Official Website

FESTA DEL REDENTORE - FEAST OF THE REDEEMER

14-15 July

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Photo credits: Viaggio Routard (flickr) under c.c. licence 2.0

One of Venice's best loved festivals, the event features a parade of boats in the Giudecca and fireworks.

Free access


Starting hour 7pm.


Phone: +39 041 2722660 (Venice Tourist Office)


GPS: 45.42905, 12.32734

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Address: Zattere


Water boat: Vaporetto lines 2, 5.2, 6, 8 (Zattere stop)

BIENNALE OF THEATRE

July - August

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Photo credits: Fabrice Murgia

International exhibition of theatre

For information and tickets visit www.labiennale.org


Phone: +39 041 5218828


GPS: 45.43346, 12.35049

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Address: Campo della Tana, 2169/S


Water boat: Vaporetto lines 1 or 4.1


Official Website

INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION OF CINEMATOGRAPHIC ART

Late August - Early September

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Photo credits: official Biennale Venice

Now in its 74th consecutive year, the exhibition is organized by the Biennale of Venice.

For information and tickets visit www.labiennale.org


Phone: +39 041 5218 711


GPS: 45.43346, 12.35049

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Address: Campo della Tana, 2169/S


Water boat: Vaporetto lines 1 or 4.1


Official Website

BIENNALE OF MUSIC

28 September - 7 October 2018

Biennale of Music
Biennale of Music

An International exhibition of music, held at the Giardini della Biennale and Arsenale venues.

For information and tickets visit www.labiennale.org


Phone: +39 041 2728360


GPS: 45.43346, 12.35049

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Address: Campo della Tana, 2169/S


Water boat: Vaporetto lines 1 or 4.1


Official Website

REGATA STORICA - HISTORICAL REGATTA

2 September

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regata storica venice Photo credits: Godromil

One of Venice’s foremost rowing competitions, it is preceded by a spectacular parade of historic 16th century craft

Free access


Phone: +39 041 2424 (Venice Tourist Office)


GPS: 45.43677, 12.32641

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Address: Canal Grande


Water boat: 


Official Website

FESTA DELLA SALUTE

Every 21 November

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Candles at the Festa della Salute

The 'Festa della Madonna della Salute' is a popular religious feast day. Each year, to mark the occasion, a temporary bridge, resting on
barges, is set up over the Grand Canal

Free access


Phone: +39 041 2748111


GPS: 45.43067, 12.33475

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Address: Church of Santa Maria della Salute


Water boat: 


Official Website

CHRISTMAS CONCERT AT ST. MARK'S BASILICA

17 - 18 December

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The orchestra of Teatro la Fenice

Traditional Christmas concert at the famous St.Mark's Basilica held by the orchestra of Teatro La Fenice

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Access for the 17 December upon invitation only, for the 18 December tickets available on www.teatrolafenice.it 


Phone: +39 0412424 (Venice Tourist Office)


GPS: 45.43452, 12.33972

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Address: St. Mark’s Basilica


Water boat: Vaporetto lines 1,2 (san Marco Vallaresso stop).


Official Website

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