Arrive in and transfer to the hotel, in a beautiful residential area of Venice. Meet with your fellow Times travelers and New York Times expert for a welcome reception, followed by a welcome dinner at a popular local trattoria.
The Venice Film Festival takes place on the sandy island known as the Lido, an easy vaporetto, or water bus, ride across the lagoon from central Venice.
After an orientation on the festival and getting around Venice, you can attend any screenings or other events of your choice using your industry pass.
Film screenings take place every day between 8 a.m. and midnight. Gather this evening over a glass of wine with your New York Times expert to discuss the films you saw today.
This morning, join a film location specialist for a walking tour highlighting the iconic sites and filming in Venice. It culminates with a visit to the Atelier Nicolao, a costume manufacturer famous for creating elaborate period costumes for film and stage productions.
After lunch and a wine tasting at a nearby restaurant, the remainder of the day is free to attend film screenings or continue exploring Venice on your own. Maybe you’ll take in the Rialto Bridge, Piazza San Marco or the Doge’s Palace, or just explore the hidden and not-so-hidden jewels of this world city.