How to do Venice International Film Festival in Style

Having been founded in 1932 Venice Film Festival is the world’s oldest and one of the most important celebrations of cinema. Hosted by La Biennale di Venezia, the 74th Venice International Film Festival is set to take place from August 30th to September 9th, 2017 at Venice Lido.

Each year the festival is held to promote international cinema as an art, as entertainment and as an industry, while simultaneously paying tribute to major figures in the history of film. Directed by Alberto Barbera the 2017 line-up includes sections such as Venezia Classici, as well as the Orizzonti section which represents the latest aesthetic and expressive trends in international cinema.

To make the most of a visit to Venice at this exciting time, it’s worth seeking out the city’s stand-out arts venues, fine dining venues and luxury hotels. Read on to find out what we recommend.