Venice, Italy Meeting Planning Overview
Once called "the drawing room of Europe" by Napoleon, Venice, the architectural gem of Italy, offers both challenges and unique benefits to meeting planners. The challenges include no cars and no conference center on the main city island. The opportunities? Attendees can walk everywhere on foot or glide by in various watercraft, and Venice's hotels are both close by and magnificent. As for "special" venues in Venice, every venue in Venice itself is historic and unique in its own way.
The Venice Convention Center in Lido serves as a fantastic meeting and event venue, thanks to its two historic palazzos and large indoor arena. Hollywood, Venice-style, the center's Palazzo del Cinema (home to the celebrated Venice Film Festival) is connected by tunnel to its elegant Palazzo del Casino, which features a variety of grand event spaces.