Venezia, la città dai 170 campanili.
From the 23rd of May to the 29th June, 2009, the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana has organised a series of free guide tours of the library and its history.
Il 2009 è stato proclamato dall'ONU "Anno internazionale dell'astronomia" per ricordare il 400° anniversario dell'uso del cannocchiale da parte di Galileo Galilei e le sue scoperte che hanno dato inizio all'astronomia moderna. Il Comune di Venezia - Assessorato all'ambiente, ha voluto offrire un contributo a questo importante avvenimento, predisponendo un programma di eventi intitolato "1 anno con lo sguardo rivolto al cielo".
The 53rd International Art Exhibition, entitled Fare Mondi // Making Worlds directed by Daniel Birnbaum, organized by La Biennale di Venezia chaired by Paolo Baratta, will open to the public from Sunday June 7th to Sunday November 22nd 2009 in the Giardini (50,000 sq.m.) and the Arsenale (38,000 sq.m.) as well as in various other locations around the city. The press preview will take place on June 4th, 5th, and 6th 2009.
On May 16th 2009, all italian public museums will be open for free for a whole night, offering the chance to discover the country's finest museums and collections, from dusk until 1am.
Every year from April to September, in Venice and on the lagoon, there are more than 120 regattas, in addition to the famous Historical Regatta.
Every Monday during May (4, 11, 18, 25) the appointment is with HappySpritz@Guggenheim: from 6:30 to 9:00 pm the Guggenheim Collection and Aperol invite you to an aperitif in the garden of the museum between art, music and, of course, spritz!
The Wagner Restaurant at Venice Casinò organizes in May 14, 2009, in the Garden of Ca' Vendramin Calergi, a buffet dinner, with seats, dedicated to "Carciofo Violetto di Sant'Erasmo" (Violet Artichoke from Sant'Erasmo Island).
Every year TGS Group organize a non-competitive run "Su e zo per i ponti" (Up and Down the Bridges) for everybody: young and old, families and school. Different routes are laid out for various age groups, and beverage is available along the track. Runners follow a route characteristic of the city, which leads them through calli (streets), campi (squares) and ponti (bridges). Runners receive a commemorative medal on completing the event.
On February 18, 2009, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection has introduced the programme of the exhibitions of year 2009 under the title of Masterpieces of Futurism at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, on the centenary of this great avant-gard artistic movement that influenced all European Arts. The program is curated by Philip Rylands.
Discovering calli and venetian legends searching for the Ruyi
The Ruyi Venice Act is half-way between a game and an itinerary and is possible through a special gamebook. The frame is Venice and the player - alone or facing a challenge with other people - has the chance to discover its hidden corners, reconstructing ancient and charming stories.