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Sometimes when you want something for a long time you forget that you can simply do it.

I always wanted to go to the arts Biennale in Venice. So last year I bought tickets and actually did it!

There are exhibits all over the city, but there are two main venues: Giardini (with individual pavilions for different countries) and Arsenale (one large pavilion with many exhibits).

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We bought a day ticket, but really you need at least one day for each venue.

There was so much to see, it was amazing! Art in all forms and media from all over the world in a very impressive set up. We liked it so much that we’re going again next year!

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  • Go: There are lots of flights from London and the journey takes only a little over 2h, so this is a great option for a weekend away.
  • Tickets: You can buy tickets to the Biennale here. A day ticket costs 23.50€.
  • Stay: Venice is an expensive city, so book in advance to get good prices. We stayed at San Geremia, which was a good option at a good location.
  • Do: Apart from the Biennale, there’s lots to do in Venice. Explore the canals, buy Carnival masks and marvel at the Doge’s Palace. But also take some time to go around San Polo district, where you can see a more authentic side of Venice.

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Why not start planning your trip to somewhere you always wanted to visit?

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