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Mingle with the Stars at the Venice International Film Festival. Ready to rub shoulders with the glitterati of the international film world in September? Mark the 72nd Venice Film Festival 2015 dates in your diary. It's being held at the Lido from 2nd to 12th September 2015.
The world's longest running film festival, its setting in historic Venice imbues it with a peerless cachet. You can find convenient direct flights from Munich with Air Dolomiti that mean it's never been easier to visit the Queen of the Adriatic.
This year 55 films are slated for screening, kicking off with the Oscar contender Everest. A long list of hopefuls will be vying for the supreme accolade of Golden Lion and a slew of other awards. One highlight this year is the award of the Golden Lion for Career Achievement to Betrand Tavernier.
The sheer glamour and beauty of the "The Floating City" always proves irresistible to studios and stars. This year's a-list luminaries in attendance will include Hollywood heavyweights Johnny Depp, Tilda Swinton and Jake Gyllenhaal, along with local film makers Luca Bellocchio and Marco Guadagnino.
Competitive screenings take place at the ornate Palazzo del Cinema, a marble and glass structure located on the Lungomare Marconi between the Lido's two grand hotels, the Hotel des Bains and the Excelsior. Other venues include the PalaLido and the Palabiennale marquee.
The Venice Film Festival 2015 promises to be a delight for film buffs but Venice has so many temptations you won't want to spend all your time watching movies. The Lido itself stands on a sandbar at the mouth of the lagoon and it has its own unique charms, including ornate churches and other fine old buildings. Once the haunt of European aristocracy, it still exudes and sense of refinement. You can also enjoy lazing on the beach or taking a swim in the Adriatic.
Don't miss the chance to take a boat across the lagoon to discover the flair and flavour of La Serenissima. Aside from its wealth of art and architecture, Venice and its islands offer a host of unique attractions. Shop for exquisite glass jewelry on the island of Murano, browse for carnival masks in backstreet boutiques, take a gondola through the canals, and sip a coffee in St Marks Square and do some people watching.
Direct flights to Venice from Munich to Marco Polo Airport with Air Dolomiti make Venice closer than ever. Book now and spend the 2nd to the 12th of September enjoying the Venice Film Festival and everything else this enchanting city has to offer.