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The Artling & Curagenda's Venice Art Biennale and Milan Insider Experience


The Artling & Curagenda's Venice Art Biennale and Milan Insider Experience

From now until November 2019, The Artling & Curagenda have teamed up to create tailor-made tours of Venice and Milan across the Venice Art Biennale season. Suitable for individuals or a small group, the tour will include 2 to 3 days in Milan followed by 4 days in Venice. No two tours are ever the same, and trip extensions are available on request. 

The Venice Biennale has for over a century been one of the most prestigious cultural institutions in the world. Ever since its initiation in 1895, it has been in the avant-garde, promoting new artistic trends and organizing international events in the contemporary arts in accordance with a multi-disciplinary model, which characterizes its unique nature. 

Navigating your way around Venice is no easy feat, and throwing in the largest art event in the world with over 90 countries in participation may cause anyone to be overwhelmed. With thoughtful planning and insight into a vast network across various industries, Curagenda will take away the stress of organizing a trip through the stunning ‘City of Water’. A stopover in Milan beforehand, another booming city of art, design, and fashion, will also include private tours of foundations and collectors homes. 



The 58th International Art Exhibition, curated by Ralph Rugoff, will be titled “May You Live In Interesting Times”, a phrase of English invention that has long been mistakenly cited as an ancient Chinese curse that invokes periods of uncertainty, crisis, and turmoil; “interesting times”, exactly as the ones we live in today:

The Venice program will be a combination of professional guided and self-guided tours around Venice, private events, heritage, and architectural tours, culinary highlights with top Venetian wine and cuisine selected by a food magazine editor. Meet artists, curators, art historians, and museum directors. There is magic and inspiration for everyone in Venice. 

The Museo Fortuny is an art museum in San Marco, in central Venice, Italy. It is a large Gothic palazzo transformed by Mariano Fortuny into his own atelier of photography, stage design, textile design, and painting. The building retains the rooms and structures of Fortuny, together with tapestries and collections. 

Mark O. Justiniani's 'Island Weather' at the Philippines Pavilion at this year's Venice Biennale is configured like an archipelago, with three islands of steel, mirror and glass. Everything appears to float in liquid light while the body dissolves in darkness, seemingly disintegrating because it walks on glass, a material given to breaking.

Curagenda's insight into vast networks across various industries allows for unique culinary experiences across their tailor-made tours. This includes the family-owned Ristorante al Covo that serves refined Venetian classics in a charming, rustic-style restaurant. 

Hand-selected 5-star unique boutique hotels include Aman Venice, a luxury hotel in the regal 16th-century Papadopoli palazzo, Italy with Old Master frescoes and private gardens set on the Grand Canal. 

A stopover in Milan includes guided tours to locations such as Fondazione Prada Milano

The Basic Package includes:

  • Insider tours of the 58th Venice Biennale to the major pavilions led by Curagenda specialists
  • Tailor-made city tours based on your interests (i.e. history, architecture, glass art, food, design…)
  • Milan exclusive experience of art, design, fashion, and private collections
  • Curagenda travel advisor assistance for the duration of the trip with Virtuoso benefits
  • Hand-selected 4-5 star unique boutique hotels
  • Flight package
  • Private airport or train to hotel transfers

The VIP Package includes: 

  • All of the above 
  • 5-star luxury hotel package 
  • Museum curator and director led tours 
  • Restaurant selections and bookings 
  • Tailormade itinerary in another city (such as Milan, Berlin, London, Paris)


For interested parties, please contact

To find out more about Curagenda, click here

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