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Venice has some of the most respected, prestigious and even oldest cultural institutions in the world.

The famous Venice Biennale has promoted new artistic styles in art, cinema, dance, music and theatre for over a century now and includes major contemporary art exhibitions in addition to international events such as the Venice International Film Festival.

Venice and its surrounding areas are also highly regarded for their universities, with most fields educated to the highest international standards. Venice, Verona and Padova, all of the Veneto region, have universities with the latter thought in many circles to be the second oldest university in Italy and third oldest in the world. – home site of one of the world’s most prestigious institutions of the performing arts and exhibitions. is the official site for Padova University, founded in 1222. is the official site for Verona University is the University of Venice’ official site.

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The Venice Biennale is held every two years in ‘odd’ years, the last being in 2007, with the famed Venice International Film Festival being an integral part of it.

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