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Best things to do in July 2016 in Venice

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

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SAN PIERO DE CASTEO FESTIVAL

WHERE San Pietro di Castello Island
WHEN June, 29th – July, 3rd
MORE INFO http://www.sanpierodecasteo.org/

San Pietro di Castello Island will host one of the most famous traditional festival in ‪#‎Venice‬ to celebrate the ‪Summer‬’s arrival! During these days the grassy field in front of the basilica of San Pietro will be filled with colorful stalls and food stands that will prepare thousands of typical dishes for all visitors of the festival: fried fish, ribs and sausages, pasta with beans, bigoli in salsa and many other surprises for those who want to spend some time in good company!

 

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MUSEUMS FESTIVAL

WHERE Venice
WHEN July, 2nd – 3rd
MORE INFO: http://www.beniculturali.it/mibac/

On July 2nd the main state-run museums and all public and private organizations that have joined this great national event will be open for three hours for a special opening evening. Entrance ticket costs just €1! And on Sunday July, 3rd thanks to the project “A Sunday at the Museum” the entrance to state-run museums, archaeological sites, parks and gardens will be free for everyone!

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VENICE OPEN STAGE

WHERE Campazzo San Sebastiano
WHEN July, 2nd – 13th
MORE INFO http://evenice.it/

Venice Open Stage, the International Academic Theatre ‪#Festival‬, is a place where acting students and young companies can meet, discuss and perform in front of an audience. Through an ongoing research and an artistic experimentation, students and companies take part in a unique ‪‎theatre‬ laboratory in Europe, which is completely dedicated to the management and the technical aspects of a live ‪performance‬.

 

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SAN GIACOMO DELL’ORIO FESTIVAL

WHERE Campo San Giacomo dell’Orio
WHEN July, 14th – 23rd
MORE INFO http://events.veneziaunica.it/

San Giacomo dell’Orio Charity Feast is back and ready to bring you joy and fun. This year the program will be full of live music and the famous food stand that every day will cook BBQ meat, sausages and typical Venetian dishes and a small bar that will offer fresh drinks and “cicchetti”. You cannot miss the charity lucky dip and the great Bingo on the last Saturday before the concert: you could win fabulous prizes!

 

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REDENTORE

WHERE St. Mark’s Basin and Giudecca Canal
WHEN July, 16th – 17th
MORE INFO: http://events.veneziaunica.it/

The Festa del Redentore is a festival particularly popular with Venetians as it combines a religious theme with a spectacular celebration attracting thousands of visitors. Every third Saturday night in July, the inimitable setting of St. Mark’s Basin hosts a phantasmagorical firework display that lights up the spires, domes and bell towers of the city with a kaleidoscope of colours and reflections. At dusk, just as they have done for centuries, numerous small boats decked out with balloons, decorations and brightly coloured lanterns, begin to flock into St. Mark’s Basin and the Giudecca Canal. The boats then moor alongside each other and all the participants enjoy a sumptuous dinner of traditional Venetian specialities while they wait for the firework display that begins at 11.30pm and lasts until well past midnight.

 

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WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE’S THE MERCHANT OF VENICE IN GHETTO
WHERE Ghetto, Cannaregio
WHEN July, 26th – 31st
MORE INFO: www.themerchantinvenice.org

In the last week of July Venice will host the first ever performance of William Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice in the Ghetto, where the play is ideally set. This project is a collaboration between Compagnia de’ Colombari and Ca’ Foscari University Venice. Shylock, one of the main characters of this famous play, is possibly the most famous Venetian jew of all times. He was not a real character, but this, after all, remains a detail.

 

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BIENNALE TEATRO

WHERE Venice
WHEN July, 27th – August, 14th
MORE INFO: http://www.labiennale.org/en/theatre/

The Biennale Teatro will merge, just like the Dance section, shows and workshops in the program. There are 10 main shows in the line-up, as well as 17 workshops, 9 of which will be presented in their final stage to the public; 4 resident companies will open their doors to the public, and there will be 19 meetings with all the artists participating in the Festival.

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