Situated in Italy’s northeast, Veneto extends from the Dolomites to the Adriatic Sea, by way of an expansive range of hills and a valley furrowed by rivers, canals and the Po River Delta.

The typical scenery of Veneto’s coast is the Venetian lagoon, and, right on this very lagoon stands perhaps the most unique city in the entire world – Venice, visited by millions of tourists every year.
Yet all of the Veneto, a region with a thousand different faces, is the custodian of natural, artistic, and traditional treasures.


In the Veneto Region, in the waters of the Adriatic, is one of the most romantic and evocative places in the world, a priceless treasure: the Venetian Lagoon.

At the heart of this legendary Province is the Serenissima or Most Serene Republic, with its characteristic bridges spanning the canals navigated by gondolas, its monuments, piazzas, narrow lanes and silent waters.Venice is actually a group of fascinating small islands, where art and history combine with old trades and the beauty of the sea. Sandy beaches washed by the Adriatic Sea characterize the main resorts that offer vacationers every kind of comfort.

The fascinating inland is composed of many paths traversing the green scenery, along with peaceful rivers that pass through small towns rich in history and fabulous villas. It is an area full of the exquisite flavors of its typical dishes and a renowned “wine list.” Many opportunities for fun abound as well: outdoor sports, nightlife in the many glamorous night spots, and shopping in the typical crafts workshops to buy souvenirs.



Director: Alberto Barbera

31 August > 10 September 2016

The 73rd Venice International Film Festival, organized by La Biennale di Venezia, ran at Venice Lido from August 31st to September 10th, 2016, directed by Alberto Barbera.

The aim of the Festival is to raise awareness and promote the various aspects of international cinema in all its forms: as art, entertainment and as an industry, in a spirit of freedom and dialogue. The Festival also organises retrospectives and tributes to major figures as a contribution towards a better understanding of the history of cinema.



28th May > 27th November 2016

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 is open to the public from Saturday May 28th to Sunday November 27th 2016 at the Giardini and the Arsenale.

The awards ceremony and inauguration was held on Saturday May 28th 2016 at the Biennale headquarters, Ca’ Giustinian.


Artistic Director of the Venice Carnival

Marco Maccapani is the Artistic Director of the Carnival of Venice 2016-2018

The engagement, according to tradition, was made by the Mayor of Venice and marries a shining professional résumé with a personal sensitivity for Venice and its promotion around the world.

This represents a three-year commitment for Marco Maccapani, who for over 30 years has been a designer and creator of grand events and television and advertising productions.

As artistic director, Marco Maccapani will be responsible for the design and coordination of the programme of the Carnival, defining its theme, its planning, and the common thread that will accompany us through the three weeks of the event.

Born in Milan in 1959, Marco Maccapani is best known in the world of fashion. Since 1984 he has been a member of Show Work – one of the first production houses for fashion events in Italy and Europe.

As a producer and director he has worked with Urban Production in the creation of the most important events and fashion shows for international brands and designers such as Valentino, Versace, Armani, Missoni, Ferré, Ferragamo, Dolce & Gabbana, Cerutti, and Gucci. He was the designer and producer of the first ever Mercedes Benz Australian Fashion Week in Sydney in 1996, and has directed and produced the last 14 editions of the Lifeball in Vienna.

He collaborates with WME/IMG as creative director in the production and creation of fashion weeks around the world: Istanbul, Berlin, Sydney, Zurich, Singapore and New York. As a director and film maker he produces and directs movies and video clips for the biggest international fashion houses.