Villa HippoCampo

Biennale Art-venture!


The prestigious Biennale art exhibition is enchanting the world once again, and you don’t want to miss it! This year, the art exhibition is held from April 20th to November 24th.  It is curated by Adriano Pedrosa, the artistic director of the Museu de Arte de São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand – MASP. This year’s theme is “Foreigners Everywhere” which promises to depict the exploration of human existence across borders. 

The Biennale Arte Exhibition is a well-known contemporary art exhibit known throughout the world. It occurs every two years and features art from dozens of countries that create and exhibit in their own individual buildings which they have designed and financed (biennale means “every other year” in Italian) you can say it is the Olympics of arts. This exhibition is a platform for artist around the world to showcase their work and ideas which fosters cross-cultural understanding and appreciation of art. The site of the main Exhibition is a large, beautifully landscaped park that sits at one end of Venice, surrounded by water. 

The Exhibition includes 86 country participants in the historic pavilions in three locations: the Giardini,  the Arsenale, and the city center of Venice. Four new countries are participating for the first time at the Biennale Arte this year– the Republic of Benin, Ethiopia, the Democratic Republic of Timor Leste, and the United Republic of Tanzania. This is your chance to immerse yourself in the beauty of contemporary art. This blog post will give you a one-stop guide to an unforgettable Biennale experience!


Travel recommendation:

  • By train: Europe’s large-scale train network can be a good way to journey to the Biennale’s host city. You can search for routes, passes, tickets, and availability by visiting websites like which can help you compare fares and book tickets in advance. You can also enjoy scenic routes along the way.
  • By plane: For a quicker option, consider flying to the nearest major airport and book a flight to Venice. My top recommendation for searching flights is Google Flights, it will give you different options and comparisons from all airlines and travel agencies to find the best deals.
  • Shoulder seasons: If your travel plan is flexible, I suggest you visit during shoulder season ( April-May or September) the peak summer months tend to have fewer affordable flights.

This would be the 60th year of the Biennale and you can enjoy the different activities and artwork displayed during this time as there are 30 collateral events.  You can also visit local galleries,  street art walks, or enjoy the city’s cultural tapestry. You can also take private guided tours for adults which will last for approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes per venue. The maximum number of participants per guide is 25 people. If your group consists of a minimum of 10 people, you may enjoy the benefit of a reduced rate ticket of  €20 (VAT included). This ticket will allow visitors to enter both exhibition venues at once, even on different days. The fee may vary depending on the duration of the activity.

For families, it is also possible to book intimate and tailor-made family-friendly guided tours for people traveling with kids. The activities for these are interactive and focused on selected themes and works. To learn more about the different forms of arts, activities, events, and ticket information visit their official website. Embrace the art-venture and immerse yourself in the beauty of art!

<span style="font-size: 16px !important" >Written by</span><br>C. Sage Givens

Written by
C. Sage Givens

C. Sage Givens is a seasoned traveler who has made the Cote d'Azur her second home. With a deep affection for French culture, cuisine, and the breathtaking beauty of the sea and limestone cliffs that grace Villefranche-sur-Mer, her true passion lies in sharing her love for Villa Hippocampo. This exquisite haven offers a level of tranquility she believes is unmatched anywhere else in the world.