Venice: La Biennale

Giardini Arsenale Venice

The annual Biennale Art Festival takes over Venice this summer and fall, when countries from around the world set up pavilions to show off their home-grown contemporary artists.  The venerable festival is a parade of avant garde visual art: a major destination for the art elite and the cognoscenti. The event runs daily from May to November, though it is ...

25€

European Heritage Days

European Heritage Days began in France in 1954 as a way to celebrate the European continent. Celebrations are arranged across Italy, with different themes for each country every year. Free admission to museums, archaeological sites, concerts and theater invite Europeans and visitors to discover the heritage and culture of Italy. Dream of Italy is a membership website and award-winning travel ...

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Venice Marathon

Unnamed Venue Venice

Runners can sign up to cover either the traditional 26.2 miles from the town of Stra (near Padova) to Venice, or the 6.2 miles starting from the San Giuliano Park in Mestre both ending at the city's Riva dei Sette Martiri on the waterfront. There's a children's 3K, a moonlight half marathon, and a big pasta party! Dream of Italy ...

30€

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Venice: Rowing lesson through the canals

Venice Fondamenta Gasparo Contarini, Venice, Veneto

Enjoying a gondola ride through the Venice canals is quite the experience, but have you ever wanted to commandeer one yourself? Treat yourself this holiday season with a rowing lesson with Row Venice called Vogata di sera. During the lesson you can learn the venetian style of rowing - standing up and facing forward. Dream of Italy is a membership ...

180€

Regatta of the Ancient Maritime Republics

Venice Venice

The Regatta (Palio) of the Ancient Maritime Republics is a competition on eight-oared galleons among the crews of the cities of Amalfi, Genoa, Pisa and Venice. The event is held in a different city each year, combining a fascinating historical and cultural message with a spectacular competition. These four cities have competed in the 2,000-meter race since 1956. Each of the four boats ...

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Venice: New Year’s Concert

Teatro La Fenice Campo San Fantin, 1965, Venice

Venice celebrates the end of the year with a classical concert at Teatro La Fenice conducted by Myung-Whun Chung. As tradition dictates, the first segment of the concert features the talented La Fenice Orchestra, while the choir joins in during the second segment performing "Va' Pensiero" from Nabucco and "Libiam ne' lieti calici" from La traviata.  Note: Dates have not yet ...

99€
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Venice: New Year’s Day on Lido Beach

Lido Beach Venice

If you find yourself in Venice during the holidays, kick off the new year with a party on the beach! Head to Blue Moon beach and join in their annual "Auguri di Capodanno sulla spiaggia" party to ring in the New Year. Drink wine, partake in the traditional New Year's meal of lenticchie and cotechino (a savory combination of lentils ...

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Ferragosto

It's the summer and in August many Italians are looking forward to Ferragosto which starts on August 15th. It's known as a two-week vacation period with roots in ancient Rome. When Emperor Augustus invented the feriae Augusti to mark the end harvest he also made it a moment that signified a period of well-deserved rest. Later, during the fascist regime, this ...

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Venice: Rowing lesson through the canals

Venice Fondamenta Gasparo Contarini, Venice, Veneto

Enjoying a gondola ride through the Venice canals is quite the experience, but have you ever wanted to commandeer one yourself? Treat yourself this holiday season with a rowing lesson with Row Venice called Vogata di sera. During the lesson you can learn the venetian style of rowing - standing up and facing forward. Dream of Italy is a membership ...

180€
Recurring

Venice: New Year’s Concert

Teatro La Fenice Campo San Fantin, 1965, Venice

Venice celebrates the end of the year with a classical concert at Teatro La Fenice conducted by Myung-Whun Chung. As tradition dictates, the first segment of the concert features the talented La Fenice Orchestra, while the choir joins in during the second segment performing "Va' Pensiero" from Nabucco and "Libiam ne' lieti calici" from La traviata.  Note: Dates have not yet ...

99€

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