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Festivals and Events

Biennale

La Biennale di Venezia
From mid-June through early November in odd-numbered years, Venice hosts a world-famous exposition of modern art that features painters, sculptors, and performance artists from around the world.

Looking back on the Biennale
A report (with photos) on an earlier international exposition of modern art in Venice.

Carnival (Carnevale)

Venice Carnival - Carnevale di Venezia
In Venice during February, "Who was that masked man?' isn't a question about the Lone Ranger.

Venice Carnival Dates
Plan your trip to the Carnevale di Venezia with our calendar.

Venice Carnival Masks
Whether you're headed for Carnevale or enjoying it vicariously at home, you can learn about Venetian Carnival masks--and where to buy them in Venice.

Film Festival

Venice International Film Festival
Film Critic Roger Ebert has described Venice's Mostra Internazionale d'Arte Cinematografica as "Cannes without the hassle."

Other Events

Fall Festivals in Venice
After All Saints' Day on Nov. 1, stick around for the Festival of Santa Maria della Salute on Nov. 21--and watch the Venetians walk on water.

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