The morning will begin with curator-led tours of the special Biennale exhibitions of the François Pinault Collection at the Tadao Ando-designed Punta Della Dogana and historical Palazzo Grassi.

Following a lunch break, the group will proceed to the main Biennale grounds at the Arsenale, which concentrates on the newest participants at the landmark event including Middle Eastern participation.

Dress code: casual
(hats and walking shoes recommended)


The morning programme will be at the heart of the Biennale, focusing on the permanent Pavilions at the Giardini, including highlights such as the national Pavilions and their artists. These include:
  • USA (Allora and Calzadilla)
  • UK (Mike Nelson)
  • France (Christian Boltanski)
  • Russia (Andrei Monastyrsky and Collective Actions)
  • Switzerland (Thomas Hirschhorn and Andrea Thal)
  • Iceland (Libia Castro and Ólafur Ólafsson)
The afternoon will start at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection with a highlight on its special exhibition for the Biennale. The day will be rounded up with visits to collateral events.

Dress code: casual
(hats and walking shoes recommended)


The day begins with a survey of the Platforms and Collateral events that are part of the Biennale programme and include group shows, performances and national participation outside of the Biennale's official Pavilions.

After a lunch break, the tour will look at Renaissance Venice at the Campo dei Frari and Scuola Rocco - sites singled out by Biennale curator Bice Curiger as important links between her curatory vision and the local artistic tradition.

Dress code: casual
(hats and walking shoes recommended)

  • All tours will be conducted in English.
  • Tours will be lead by professional curators.
  • VIP passes and private transportation will be provided.
  • Additional lectures and activities are subject to the Biennale's programme and will be confirmed closer to the date.

  • To download program details and booking form click here