It’s no secret that Venice possesses amazing splendors to be enjoyed from the Bridge of Sighs and Doge’s Palace to St. Mark’s Square and beyond, but did you know that this alluring city alsoboasts some of the finest art in the world? Hidden within its labyrinth of alleys and canals there is a rich and creative contemporary art scene. With the first Biennale in 1895, the city opened up to the new trends of the Secession and later the European avant-garde, attracting artists, collectors and gallery owners from around the world. In addition, Venice shares amazing art with the world via foundations such as the Guggenheim and Pinault with their Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Punta dellaDogana and Palazzo Grassi that contribute to the contemporary art scene with temporary exhibitions and permanent collections. Come be amazed with Venice’s art scene at every turn.