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Best things to do in May 2016 in Venice

Find the best events, activities and things to do in Venice this month, as chosen by VeniceIN.

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THE SENSA FESTIVAL

WHERE St. Mark’s Basin
WHEN May, 7th – May, 8th
MORE INFO http://events.veneziaunica.it/

Each year Venice beckons millions of tourists attracted by world-famous events. The most prominent among these is the Festa della Sensa (Feast of the Ascension). Tourists relive the age-old history of the Serenissima Republic and its intimate relationship with the Sea, and the customs and traditions of Venetian Rowing.

 

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10° Sant’ Erasmo’s Violet Artichoke Festival

WHERE Sant’Erasmo
WHEN Mat, 8th
MORE INFO http://www.carciofosanterasmo.it/

At Sant’Erasmo Island will take place the 10° Sant’Erasmo Violet Artichoke Festival , with cooking demonstrations, a market of local products, wine and food stands, and more.

 

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42° VOGALONGA

WHERE St. Mark’s Basin
WHEN May, 15th
MORE INFO http://www.vogalonga.com/

This year sees the 42th Vogalonga, Venice’s great regatta. Known as one of the most spectacular events of the Venetian season, the Vogalonga, held on Sunday 24 May, embodies the most genuine lagoon spirit.

 

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VIN – WINE IN VENICE

WHERE Casinò di Venezia
WHEN May, 21th -May, 23th
MORE INFO http://www.vinvenezia.it/

During VIN – Wine in Venice, qualified italian and foreign producers will present their products, that can be tasted. Moreover a huge calendar of events will enrich the exposition.

 

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GUIDED TOURS OF THE LAZZARETTO VECCHIO ISLAND

WHERE Lazzaretto Vecchio Island
WHEN May, 22th
MORE INFO http://www.lazzarettonuovo.com

From April to October, once a month, on Sunday, the island of Lazzareto Vecchio will open for guided tours. The visit will unveil both the outside and inside of the otherwise closed to the public island, and will last approximately 1h.

 

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15th INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURE EXHIBITION Architecture Exhibition

WHERE Giardini and Arsenale
WHEN May, 28th – November, 27th
MORE INFO http://www.labiennale.org/

The 15th International Architecture Exhibition, titled REPORTING FROM THE FRONT, is curated by Alejandro Aravena and organized by La Biennale di Venezia chaired by Paolo Baratta. The exhibition will be open to the public from Saturday May 28th to Sunday November 27th 2016 at the Giardini and the Arsenale.

 

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