Ciao

The Venice Insider is a blog for frequent visitors to Venice. It provides you with insights, background information and insider tips on events, sestieri (neighbourhoods), history, art, architecture and so much more.

Recent posts

The insider guide to the Venice Art Biennale 2024

I am really happy to let you know that my first book 'The insider guide to the Venice Art Biennale 2024' is now ready and available to order.  Whether you are visiting the Art Biennale...

The Festa della Sensa is the wedding of the year in Venice

The Festa della Sensa is a traditional event, which symbolizes the marriage between Venice and the sea. It takes place on May 12, 2024, which is the Sunday after Ascension (Sensa in Italian). Before...

5 must-see pavilions at the Art Biennale 2024 in Venice

The 2024 Art Biennale with the theme ‘Foreigners Everywhere – Stranieri Ovunque’ is again overwhelming and has so many beautiful artworks to discover. There is a wide variety of contemporary art, including paintings, photography,...

What to expect from the Art Biennale 2024

The 2024 edition of the Venice Art Biennale (April 20 - November 24) will offer an inspiring overview of art created by and related to ‘foreigners’ in the broadest sense of the word. Everyone who...

A practical how-to guide on transportation in Venice

When you book a trip to Venice, you dream of boat trips on the canals. However, when trying to figure out how to reach your hotel, the whole transportation system might seem very intimidating...

How to prepare your visit to the Art Biennale 2024

The 2024 edition of the Venice Art Biennale takes place from April 20 until November 24. Curator Adriano Pedrosa has entitled this 60th International Art Exhibition ‘Foreigners Everywhere – Stranieri Ovunque’. This expression has...

The fascinating history behind the Arsenale walls

The Arsenale is one of the landmarks of Venice which has been instrumental to the historical, economic and political power of la Serenissima over the world. Every passer-by has certainly admired the beautiful gate...

These stunning scuole grandi reveal the social history of Venice

The 7 scuole grandi are religious confraternities, which played an important role in the social history of Venice. Their charitable activities included the organization of processions, the distribution of money, food and clothing to...

Subscribe to The Venice Insider newsletter

* indicates required