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la Biennale di Venezia
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15th International Architecture Exhibition

Reporting from the Front

28th May > 27th November 2016


Venues, dates and opening times
Venice, Giardini – Arsenale, from May 28th until November 27th 2016
Opening times: 10 am – 6 pm
Closed on Mondays (except May 30th, September 5th, October 31st, and November 21st 2016)
Ticket offices
Giardini – Opening times 10 am – 5:30 pm
Arsenale (Campo della Tana) – Opening times 10 am – 5:30 pm
Arsenale Nord – Opening time 10 am – 4 pm
Last admission to the exhibition venues – 5:45 pm

Advance sales
(Special prices available)

Tickets 48h are valid for 48 hours from the moment of first validation (closing days excluded) and they allow to enter and exit exhibition venues (Giardini and Arsenale) at ease; they are nominal tickets and to purchase them a valid ID must be shown at ticket offices.
Full Regular ticket and Concessionary tickets are valid for one admission to each of the two exhibition venues (Giardini and Arsenale) and they can be used also on non-consecutive days.
Permanent Passes grant unrestricted admission to both exhibition venues (Giardini and Arsenale); to purchase them a valid ID must be shown at ticket offices.
Small-sized animals are admitted to the green area at the Giardini venue.
Tickets 48h (valid for 48 hours from first validation, closing days excluded)
Full 48h € 30
Reduced 48h students / under 26 € 22
Purchase is only possible with a valid ID
Full Regular ticket € 25 (valid for one admission to Giardini and one to Arsenale, to be used also on non-consecutive days)
Concessionary tickets (valid for one admission to Giardini and one to Arsenale, to be used also on non-consecutive days)

Combined concessionary ticket Biennale / Triennale € 33 (combined ticket valid for one admission to the 15th International Architecture Exhibition and one admission to the 21st Triennale di Milano, 2 April > 12 September)  

Concessionary ticket € 22 (ACI, COOP, CTS, FAI, Touring Club, CinemaPiù, VeneziaUnica City pass (purchase order) Rolling Venice Card, Carta Giovani, Trenitalia freccia Argento / Bianca / Rossa ticket destination Venice (earlier 3 days max), holders of regional Trenitalia subscriptions for Veneto or Friuli Venezia Giulia, cartaFRECCIA members, AlumniPolimi, CNAPPC, IN/ARCH, INU

Concessionary ticket € 20 (over 65 yrs, military officers, Venice residents, ticket holders of the 10th International Festival of Contemporary Dance, of the 44th International Theatre Festival, of the 60th International Festival of Contemporary Music, or subscription holders of the 73rd Venice International Film Festival)
Students / Under 26 yrs. € 15 (with valid student ID or ID card)
Formula 2+1 € 42 (for 2 adults + 1 under 16 yrs) + 14 for every further visitor under 16 yrs old
Adult groups € 16 (min. 10 people, booking required)
Secondary school student groups € 10 (min. 10 participants, booking required)
University student groups € 14 (min. 10 participants, booking required)
Student groups from universities affiliated to the project Biennale Sessions € 20
(min. 50 people, booking required - tickets/passes are valid to visit the two exhibition venues for 3 consecutive days)
Permanent passes
Permanent pass € 80 (pass valid until November 27th)
Permanent pass students / Under 26 yrs € 45 (pass valid until November 27th)
One week pass € 40 (valid for 7 consecutive days from validation date – closing days excluded)
Free admission: up to the age of 6 (included); adults accompanying disabled visitors with disability ID; nursery schools, elementary and junior high schools participating in educational activities.
Guided tours, theoretical and practical thematic-educational itineraries, laboratories and creative workshops.
Available in Italian and many foreign languages.
Booking required, average duration 1h 45’, 2 h.
The service is fee-paying, entry ticket not included
1 venue € 90 – 2 venues € 150
1 venue € 70 – 2 venues € 120
High schools
1 venue € 60 – 2 venues € 100
Elementary and Junior High schools
1 venue € 60
Nursery schools
1 venue € 50
Creative workshops for families
Workshop - fee per child 1 venue € 5
Guided tours without reservation
Guided tours for individual visitors in Italian or in English 1 venue € 7 and for 2 venues € 10.
Activities available on set days and times. Schedule and online sale on
Visitor services
Infopoint, free cloakroom, stroller free rental, changing table, family lounge
No animals admitted
Shuttle to Arsenale Nord / Isola della Certosa
Infopoint, free cloakroom, changing table
Small to medium-size pets on a leash are admitted to the green area
Services within the Exhibition (Giardini and Arsenale)
Bar, restaurant, bookshop
Marsilio Editori
Web site 
Groups, guided visits, schools
Fax +39 041 5218 732
Tel. +39 041 5218 828
(Mon > Fri 10 am - 1 pm, 2 pm - 5:30 pm / Sat 10 am - 1 pm)
The participants selected for the main exhibition, Reporting From The Front
National Participations
Countries exhibited in their own pavilions at the 15th Intl. Architecture Exhibition
Collateral Events
Additional exhibitions and initiatives in Venice during the Architecture Biennale