The 57th edition of the Venice Biennale, VIVA ARTE VIVA, has begun with much activity. At the fair, you’ll find copies of Whitewaller Venice—out now to help guide you through the busy art fair and the bustling Italian city. Below, we’re sharing tips on where to go for relaxation and inspiration from Cipriani family patriarch, Arrigio Cipriani.
WHERE TO SEE ART
Damien Hirst’s big exhibition at the Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana organized by the Pinault Foundation. For places, I would suggest visiting the Arsenale and Giardini, the amazing Sestiere of Castello with its strong and preserved Venetian identity, and hidden places such as San Pietro di Castello, the church that was founded in the seventh century on Olivolo island and was the city cathedral before the Basilica of San Marco.
WHAT THE BIENNALE MEANS TO VENICE
It is the most important exhibition of contemporary art in the world, definitely an absolute value for a city that has such a special place in the world from an artistic point of view.
WHERE TO HAVE FUN AND RELAX
After stimulating your mind and senses seeing art all week, where do you like to relax in Venice after the biennale? Of course at Harry’s Bar or at Harry’s Dolci on the Giudecca island. There is always a fun, warm international atmosphere.
Be sure to pick up your copy of Whitewaller Venice, out now.