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About Venice

Venice is the capital of the Veneto region. It is located on northeast coast of Italy and protected from the Adriatic Sea by a strip of land called the Lido. Venice is known worldwide as the city of canals, a romantic hideaway and a great tourist attraction. The Republic of Venice was a major maritime power during the Middle Ages and Renaissance, as well as a very important center of commerce (especially silk, grain, and spice) and art in the 13th century up to the end of the 17th century. This made Venice a wealthy city throughout most of its history. It is also known for its several important artistic movements, especially the Renaissance period. Venice has played an important role in the history of symphonic and operatic music, and it is the birthplace of Antonio Vivaldi.

Venice Downtown

In Venice’s centro storico or historic center, which is made up of more than 100 islands, water buses are the equivalent of buses and subways on dry land. Public transport ensures mobility throughout almost the entire area, through a network of water connections developing around three main routes: one in city center, one that connects the Lagoon little island and one that connects the main islands, including Lido. Mobility in Venice is ensured 24 hours a day. The night service network runs from approximately midnight until five in the morning. Venice Lido is connected by street buses all along its extension, with the main stop at Palazzo del Cinema. “Carta Eventi” is a particular ticket offered for congress delegates. Its costs is reduced by 70% compared to a normal ticket and allows unlimited travel for 72 hours on all public transportation network (including Lido buses).

Venice Lido

Venice Lido is the quiet, peaceful and green thin island that stretches between open sea and lagoon, which is only 10 minutes away from Piazza San Marco, both by public or private transportation, or half an hour by ferryboat’s ride leaving from Tronchetto. Venice Lido is least crowded and therefore most enjoyable seaside resort of the whole upper Adriatic, just because its beach is spread all along its 12-km length.

Congress Venue

The conference center of Venice Convention manages the historic buildings of Palazzo del Cinema and Venice Lido Casinò. Thanks to the diversity of structures that compose it, is the ideal location for a large number of events. All just 15 minutes away from the historical centre of Venice, one of Europe’s most beautiful and fascinating cities.

Palazzo del cinema

Palazzo del Cinema

Palazzo del Cinema location is set between the sea and the lagoon. This building, on four floors, can accommodate up to 1.300 people in the Sala Grande and has an additional four rooms able to accommodate 48 to 161 people. It has also several additional meeting rooms and a large exhibition space of over 1,000 square meters. A spacious tunnel joins it to the Palazzo del Casinò. 75 years of Art and Cinema: this is where the first Film Festival was held and it is still today the most prestigious in the World.

Palazzo del Casinò

Palazzo del Casinò

A charming home, directly overlooking the sea and Venice, which since the early 30’s has hosted some of the most famous people of all times as its guests. Elegance in Venetian style, the imposing architecture is characterized by elegant rooms in Venetian style, with great care for detail and precious interior; it’s an ideal venue for gala dinners, exhibitions and meetings. Inside are Sala Perla seating up to 594 people, another 4 large rooms and huge exhibition spaces (over 3,000 square meters) useful also for lunches and cocktails.


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