Discover the Venice Film Festival
The Venice International Film Festival is one of the most prestigious events of its kind in the world that welcomes many of the most influential names in the film industry every year. Taking place at the end of August and early September, the Venice International Film Festival is the oldest film festival in the world, having been founded in 1932, and is one of the so-called ‘big three’ film festivals, along with the Cannes Film Festival and the Berlin International Film Festival.
The event takes place on the Venice Lido, an 11-kilometre long sandbar that is known as ‘the Golden Island’, thanks to its beaches, and is the location of some of the city’s finest hotels, as well as the Venice Casino. The festival acts as a showcase for the latest productions from both up-and-coming and internationally renowned, highly acclaimed directors and actors, celebrating cinema as an art form and promoting the film industry. Screenings take place in the historic Palazzo del Cinema, the perfect venue to host an event of such prestige, as well as other nearby sites. Attendees not only have the opportunity to see many of the latest releases from the world’s finest cinematographers and experience the wonderfully vibrant atmosphere of the city during the festival, but are also able to explore and discover Venice, a unique and remarkable city with a rich cultural heritage and stunning beauty.
Where to stay during the Venice Film Festival
Luxury, sophistication, and timeless elegance combined with contemporary comfort. This is what to expect when you choose to stay at Hotel Danieli. Evoking the opulence for which Venice is known, you'll find us right next to Piazza San Marco, placing the masterpieces of Venetian art at your doorstep. Accompanying you home long after your visit are the magnificent panoramas to be enjoyed from Restaurant Terrazza Danieli and the Danieli Bistro, exceptionally matched with eno-culinary journeys of indigenous ingredients.
Westin Hotel Europa & Regina
The 5-star Westin Europa & Regina hotel, Venice is a nine-minute walk from St. Mark's Square.
All rooms have a luxurious interior with a marble bathroom and Murano glass fixtures. In addition, each is equipped with a minibar, safe, flat-screen TV and air conditioning. A bottle of water and a cup of tea or coffee are also offered daily to travelers.
Baglioni Hotel Luna
Steeped in history and culture, Venice possesses a magic that enchants all visitors who choose to stay in this incredible place, almost frozen in time and overflowing with beauty of all kinds.
Enhance the magic of your visit by staying at the Baglioni Hotel in Venice, one of the top rated 5 star hotels in Venice. The Palace of the Baglioni Luna hotel houses a full-fledged art gallery. The recent restoration now highlights the incredible beauty of style and architectural lines.
Where to eat during the Venice Film Festival
This new restaurant is named after the beautiful wisteria which provides shade on the outdoor terrace in the summer months. A young, enthusiastic chef with plenty of experience in restaurants both in Italy and abroad is at the helm here, ably assisted by a young and motivated team. His dishes are given an individual feel thanks to the impressive culinary techniques used and the choice of regional products combined with more exotic ingredients.
Ristorante Alle Corone
Modern Mediterranean and Venetian cuisine served in three elegant dining rooms or – on request – in the wine bar surrounded by bottles of wine. Through the windows, enjoy the spectacle of gondolas passing by along the small canal outside.
Osteria la Busara
Italian cuisine is served at this bar. You can always enjoy perfectly cooked spaghetti carbonara, sea bass and prawns - a special offer of Osteria la Busara. Tasty tiramisu, biscuits and parfait have a nice taste. This place offers you to try delicious house wine, limoncello or prosecco. Based on the reviewers' opinions, waiters serve great coffee.
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