Getting Around Venice: Giardini della Biennale

Getting Around Venice: Giardini della Biennale

You cannot say that you visited Venice, if you didn’t stroll around the Giardini della Biennale.

The magnificent Giardini della Biennale is located in the Castello sestiere and it is the greenest area of a parkland in the historic centre of Venice. Also known as Giardini Napoleonici, it was built by the French general in the first years of the 1800s. At the beginning it was only used as public garden, but then in 1895 it became the headquarters of the first edition of the Venice Biennale: one year before, the Venetian Municipal Council launched the construction of the first Palace of Exhibitions, called Pro Arte. After the first editions, the other foreign countries were encouraged by the Biennale to build their own pavilions: nowadays there are in total 30 pavilions.

The Giardini della Biennale also hosts the Biennale Library, the Bookshop design by the artist Rikrit Tiravanija and the cafeteria-work of art that awarded Tobias Rehberger a Golden Lion for the best artist at La Biennale Arte 2009.

After a pleasing stroll around the Giardini della Biennale, why don’t you stop by Ristorante Centrale for a good meal. Take a look at our menu!


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