JUNE: what not to miss in Venice

If you chose JUNE to visit Venice, you have had a good idea because it is a precious month to live the city, full of art and folklore. During this time it’s pure magic to have dinner in front of the lagune (as well as from the terrace of our Ristorante Do Leoni), or to have a talk enjoying a fruit cocktail until night (the most original ones are created by Marino Lucchetti, at our LondraBar). 
For art lovers, Venice Biennale (Arsenale and Giardini) is near, about 5-10 minutes walking (or one stop by boat, line 2 Actv). Here you will find the pavilions of the participating countries at the 57th International Art Exhibition, inaugurated on May but present until November. Just walking along the sunny seashore to reach the Biennale, you will find surprises. Like taking a break at Giardino della Marinaressa, where you will be amazed by the incredible hyperrealistic works by Carole A. Feuerman. And near the Hotel Londra Palace, just a few minutes away, there are several other exhibits: consider the Fondazione Querini Stampalia and Palazzo Grimani, for example, that are just around the corner, or Fondazione Giorgio Cini, at San Giorgio Island, one stop by boat, line 2 Actv, in front of our hotel. And what about a visit to Palazzo Ducale at night? On Fridays and Saturdays, during the summer, the exhibitions are open until 23 pm.
If you are here at Hotel Londra Palace on Sunday, June 4th, you are really lucky, because from our terraces you will enjoy a moment of spectacle, sport and tradition: the 43rd Vogalonga, a historic and colorful boat race. The start is set at 9 am in St. Mark’s Basin, in front of the hotel. If you are here on Saturday, June 17th, remember that in Venice at 18 pm starts ArtNight, an event promoted by Università Ca’ Foscari, an opportunity to explore precious places (usually access is denied), to visit exhibitions at times out of the ordinary, to attend performances in alternative locations (ateliers, libraries, galleries). Furthermore, on June 23 begins the 11. Biennale Danza.
June is also perfect for excursions. The most classic (can find it in our itinerary section) is the visit to discovery the islands Murano, Burano and Torcello. But there are different islands to explore. There are also several outdoor sports or beaches where you can relax. But, if you want to know the typical Venetian customs, don’t miss the “sagre” (religious, food and music festival). June is the most popular month for this kind of event: there is, among the closest ones, Sant’Antonio at San Francesco della Vigna (10-17 June) or Campo della Bragora (21-24 June).