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  • 1. Cini Foundation

    Music

    Concerts sponsored by this cultural foundation, located on the island of San Giorgio, are well worth attending, if only to visit the lovely...Read More

  • 2. Festa del Redentore

    Cultural Festivals

    On the third Sunday in July, crowds cross the Canale della Giudecca by means of a pontoon bridge, built every year to commemorate the doge's...Read More

  • 3. Festa della Madonna della Salute

    Cultural Festivals

    This thanksgiving festival celebrates not a harvest, but survival. Every November 21, Venetians make a pilgrimage to the church of Madonna della...Read More

  • 4. Festa della Sensa

    Cultural Festivals

    The oldest Venetian festival, the Festival of the Ascension, was initiated by Doge Pietro Orseolo II in the year 1000, after he led the Venetian...Read More

  • 5. Festa di San Marco

    Cultural Festivals

    The festival honoring the evangelist who for 1,000 years protected his city is somewhat eclipsed by the fact that April 25 is also Italian Liberation...Read More

  • 6. Museo Querini-Stampalia

    Castello | Music

    This palazzo/museum occasionally stays open late on Friday and Saturday evenings to host curated evenings of music, from jazz to centuries-old...Read More

  • 7. Teatro La Fenice

    San Marco | Dance

    One of Italy's oldest opera houses has witnessed many memorable operatic premieres, including, in 1853, the dismal first-night flop of Verdi...Read More

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  • 8. Teatro Malibran

    Cannaregio | Dance

    La Fenice's more intimate sister venue was built by the powerful Grimani family in 1677, opening as the Teatro Grimani a San Gristostomo and...Read More

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