Giardini della Biennale

Giardini Biennale

The largest park in Venice is located at the eastern end of the historic centre and is part of a large exhibition area comprising several pavilions. Every odd year since the 19th century, it has been the venue for part of the famous Venice Biennale, a showcase of contemporary art.

The park contains a beautiful seafront promenade ideal for relaxing after a day's walking.

The gardens are free to enter and open 10:00-18:00.

Location and transport

The Biennale Gardens can be reached on foot along the promenade from St Mark's Square in about 15 minutes, or you can meander through the sunken streets around the Venetian dockyards in about 20-25 minutes.

There is also a water bus stop "Giardini" near the gardens, where the following lines stop in the following directions:

  • San Marco - lines 1, 2 (only in the summer season), 4.2, 5.2
  • Canal Grande - lines 1, 2 (summer season only),
  • Central Station and Piazzale Roma - lines 1, 2 (summer season only), 4.2, 5.2
  • Piazzale Roma - lines 1, 2 (summer season only), 4.2, 5.2, 6
  • Lido - lines 1, 2 (summer season only), 5.1, 6, 10
  • Murano - line 4.1
  • Giudecca - line 4.2

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