10° edition of the Venice Boat Show

10° edition of the Venice Boat Show, event of reference for boating of the Northern Adriatic.
New format and two locations in 2011: St. Giuliano Park for small and medium-boating and the Arsenal for great boating.
From 7 to 10 April 2011. Free entrance to St. Giuliano Park. 


A new location that connects land and water, a new format that gives space to all proposal for boats with strong focus on market. Venice presents for 2011 an articulated plan, coordinated with the territory in an international perspective.

The event – which this year celebrates its tenth anniversary – is organized by Expo Venice, leading company for venetian fairs headed by Piergiacomo Ferrari. Curator of the Expo Venice nautical events is Ing. Lorenzo Pollicardo, a well-known international expert of boating.

A careful Market Analysis and a conparison with operators have led to plan an event with two levels of attention: small-medium boating and great boating.

The core of the 2011 edition will be from 7 to 10 April at the St. Giuliano Park, accessible by car and from water, with the unmistakable background of Palaces and Churches of Venice.
The target is to facilitate access to boating, with the promotion of yachting, seaculture and the market in this sector.
In actual fact: a new location easy to reach, with large parking, near to the tollbooth, to the airport, to the train station.
Wide exhibition spaces to allow the widest range of exposure, also to areas that usually have little space such as package and inflatables. The Show is divided into covered exhibition areas (tensile structure), outdoor areas, moorings in water.
Pricing policies are consistent with this line: on the one hand the exhibitors are rewarded with a wide range, on the other hand the entrance for visitors is free.

Passion for boating will be stimulated also with a full program of sports events, managed in coordination with the St. Giuliano Water Polo, reality that joins six active institutions in water sports, from canoe to sail to rowing, with activities for adults and children.

The great boating sector is enhanced with attention to the esclusivity. The project involves the Arsenal, with dedicated quays, lounge and assistance areas.
The connection is guaranteed from St. Giuliano Park with a shuttle which connects the car park to historic dock in 20 minutes.
An exceptional setting for a sected target of exhibitors and visitors with different needs.
Operational agreements with the competent Authorities are under definition.

Besides of water tests which are possible directly from St. Giuliano Park and from the Arsenal during the event, it is in program a dedicated meeting in the following weekend. So contacts with Marina of Jesolo had been initiated.

The project iis shared with local institutions: Veneto Region; Province of Venice, Municipality of Venice, Port Authority, Chamber of Commerce, Confindustria Venezia.
A strong coordination is active with the production reality of sector operating in the area, as first Consorzio Consormare and CNA Venezia, with the shared goal of promoting business development of refitting, maintenance, little shipyard.
To this end a committee about the Boat Show and other events of this sector was created with Consorzio Consormare and experts.
It is a further confirmation of the development of a entrepreneurial and artisan structure that, developed around the shipyard, wants to focus even more in the direction of services addressed to the nautical tourism, service and assistance.
The whole City becomes a pole of attraction for boating lovers from an important basin both national and international.

Venice consolidates with this project the recognition of sector and economic media as well as the economic operators, such as the Boat Show leader in the Adriatic.
After Genoa, undisputed international showcase, one has laid the foundations for the necessary reorganization of Boat Shows in spring , connoting Rome and Venice as events of reference in the Tyrrhenian and Adriatic respectively .

The Expo Venice project for boating is completed with additional events:
Mare Maggio: at the Arsenal, 13 – 15 May 2011 4th edition, dedicated to history and nautical culture, to maritime tradition, to vintage boats, to yacht design.
Pianeta Acqua: at the Arsenal on 9 and 10 June 2011, third edition dedicated to inland waters, waterfront, enviroment. In collaboration with eAmbiente and Centro Internazionale Città d’Acqua.

Expo Venice
website: www.salonenauticodivenezia.com


Arriving in Venice by car

It is easy to reach Venice by car with the following motorway and road connections: A4 from Trieste and from Turin, A27 from Belluno, A13 from Bologna, and the state roads SS.309 Romea from the Adriatic Coast, SS.14 from Trieste, SS.13 from Treviso, SS.11 from Padua.
Venice is always clearly sign posted.

Once you have arrived near the lagoon, get on to the Ponte della Libertà – a long straight line with two lanes linking Venice to the mainland -follow the signs for Venice and you will arrive at Piazzale Roma.
Three are the parking areas at Piazzle Roma: the Autorimessa Comunale, the Garage San Marco and the small open air car park Sant’ Andrea.
One alternative is the large car park on the Tronchetto island and it is very easy to arrive at Venice.

Another possibility is leaving your car in Mestre – parking it in the small car parks before you reach the Ponte della Libertà or in those opposite to the railway station of Mestre and reach Venice by bus (Line 2) or by train (five minutes ride).

Car Parkings
Piazzale Roma
1. Autorimessa Comunale ASM Venezia
2. Parcheggio Sant’Andrea
3. Garage San Marco

1. Venezia Tronchetto Parking

1. Parcheggio Via Ca’ Marcello
2. Parking Stazione – Saba Italia
3. Parcheggio Via Torino

1. San Giuliano Park
2. Terminal Fusina Venezia
3. Marco Polo Airport

Informationbased on the following websites and books:
Comune di Venezia
un Ospite di Venezia

Stanley Kubrick Fotografo 1945-1950

“I have always thought that a credible ambiguity, truly realistic, was the best form of expression”. – Stanley Kubrick

Exhibition from the 28th August to the 14th November 2010
Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti

Opening hours
Everyday h 10.00 – 19.00
(ticketing office closes at 18.30)

Individual Tickets
Regular € 9,00;
Reduced cost € 7,50
under 18, over 65, gruppi (min 15 – max 25 pax), students, holders of coupons and special discount cards
Reduced for schools € 4,00

€ 1,20 single ticket

Reserved visits and events at the exhibition
For associations, groups and companies it is possible to book reserved visits to the exhibition and Corporate Hospitality activities in Palazzo Franchetti halls.
Infoline: M +39 3479507583

Info: Mostra Kubrick

Campo Santo Stefano

“And in the fluently flapping hand of the native whom you stop to ask for directions, the eye, oblivious to his sputtering A destra, a sinistra, dritto, dritto, readily discerns a fish.” – Joseph Brodsky

What are the things to see:

Santo Stefano’s Church
is a large church at the northern end of the Campo. The magnificent portal by Bartolomeo Bon (XV century).
Works of art: Antonio Canova, Pietro Lombardo, Tullio Lombardo, Tintoretto, Paolo Veneziano, Bartolomeo Vivarini.

stands the monument to Niccolo Tommaseo, hero of the 1848 Uprising Against the Austrians, and the church of Santo Stefano faces onto the square, built Between the fourteenth and the fifteenth centuries.

Down the field, on the left is the “Corte Pisani” where stands the seventeenth-century facade of the Palazzo Pisani, since 1897 the seat of the Conservatorio Benedetto Marcello, the inside is full of courtyards, porches and stairways. On the same side of the field is closed by Palazzo Cavalli-Franchetti, where is the Istituto Veneto of Sciences, Arts and Letters, for conventions and exhibitions.

At San Marco quarter, one of the large squares in Venice to hold several café tables and children playing football match, Campo Santo Stefano is one of the city’s sunniest spots (it opens to the west), but is at its liveliest in the run-up to Christmas, when a small village of food and crafts stalls is set up here. Bullfights were held here regularly until 22th Febraury 1802, when the collapse of a bank of seats killed a number of spectators and provoked an absolute ban on such events.

Venice, fascination & seduction

Exhibition of Giacomo Favretto (1849-1887)

Location: MuseumCorrer
Venice, Saint Mark’s Square

From 31st July to 21st November 2010

Opening Times
still the 31st October: 10 am – 6pm
from 1st November: 10am – 5pm

Ticket Office closes one hour before
Full price: Euro 8,00
Reduced: Euro 5,00
Residents and those born in the Municipality of Venice; citizens under 25; citizens over 65; I.C.O.M members; for those buying the combined ticket to the Museums of St. Mark’s Square or San Marco Plus; holders of the Museum Pass issued by the Musei Civici Veneziani

children 0/5 years old; disabled persons with guides, authorised guides; tourist interpreters accompanying groups*; 1 free tickets every 15 tickets with prior bookings

Info & Booking: Musei civici veneziani

Take Note

The 54th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale will take place in 2011, directed by the art historian and critic Bice Curiger:

– Preview: 1-2-3 June 2011
– Official Opening: 3 June 2011
– Opening to the public: 4 June > 27 November 2011

The 68th Venice Film Festival will take place 31st August to 10th September 2011, directed by Marco Müller.

Information from La Biennale di Venezia

Preparing your holidays in Venice – Part I

Are you preparing your holidays in Venice?

You can read the guidebooks, look at pictures of Italian scenes, but nothing sets the mood for your venetian vacation better than watching an evocative film in Venice.

Dream with Venice:

The Tourist – Watch the upcoming
December 2010
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Autumn at Fortuny Palace

Silence, nature, meditation, time: these are the themes at the heart of the vast offer at Palazzo Fortuny for its autumn exhibitions. As always, Mariano’s genius loci and spirit embrace the works of the contemporary artists displaying their works in the museum, paying him homage and continuing his aptitude for experimentation.

From the 4th September to 9th January 2011

Nuala Goodman

Alberto Zorzi

Giorgio Morandi

Marco Tirelli

Altre Nature
Giorgio Viana

My Wild Places
Luca Campigotto

Open from 10am to 6pm
Closed on Tuesday, 25th December & 1st January

Tickets Office from 10am to 5pm
Full price: Euro 9,00
Reduced: Euro 6,00 (Residents and those born in the Municipality of Venice; citizens under 25 and over 65; I.C.O.M members; for those buying the combined ticket to the Museums of St. Mark’s Square or San Marco Plus; holders of the Museum Pass issued by the Musei Civici Veneziani )
Free – children 0/5 years old; disabled persons with guides, authorised guides

Sant’Angelo Stop

Info & Booking: Musei Civici Veneziani

Tony Cragg in 4D

From Flux Tostability

Location: Ca’ Pesaro – International Gallery of  Modern Art

Period: from 28th August 2010 to 9th January 2011

Opening Times:
from 28th August 2010: 10 am – 6pm

from 1st November 2010: 10am to 5pm

Ticket Office: close one hour before.
Euro 8,00
Euro 5,50 (children 6/14; escorts (max. 2) for groups of children or students; students* 15/ 25; citizens over 65; staff* of the Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities; Rolling Venice Card holders; FAI members)

Closed on Mondays, 25th December and 1st Januay

Info & Booking: Musei Civici Veneziani

Music at Casa Goldoni

Arias from Handle’s Opera

Ensemble MusicaVenezia

Liesl Odenweller soprano
Stefano Bruni violino barocco
Pier Paolo Ciurlia chitarra barocca, tiorba
Marija Jovanovic spinetta
Roberta Reeder voce recitante (inglese)
Ilaria Pasqualetto voce recitante (italiano)

Museum Carlo Goldoni
Saturday 23rd October at 6:00pm

Location: Campo San Tomà
San Polo 2794,
30125 Venice

Tel. ++39041 2759325
Fax ++39041 2440081

Info: Carlo Goldoni’s House