There are many moments in the year when the world’s eyes turn to the floating city of Venice. In February its opulent palaces are filled with masked carnival-goers, while each September sees an influx of Hollywood glamour for the Mostra film festival. Inherently cinematic, La Serenissima is a favoured backdrop for dramatic events of all kinds, from a visit by the Pope to the filming of a James Bond movie or the hysteria-inducing wedding of George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin. —John Brunton, Sotheby’s magazine
As you head to Venice to catch the 2015 Biennale in its final three months, visit six of John Brunton’s favourite Venice destinations.
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