Punta della Dogana is a stunning art gallery located on the triangular piece of land that separates the Grand Canal from the Giudecca Canal. Set in the former customs house, a beautiful 17th-century building, this gallery houses the permanent collection of world's numero uno art collector, Francois Pinault. Here, you will find his famous personal collection, besides several other exhibits pertaining to contemporary art.
The Venice Jazz Club was born in 2006 after the closing of the Around Midnight Club. The Venice Jazz Club quartet is the group that usually plays here, but sometimes other jazz musicians come here as well. The club has great wine, sometimes hosts art exhibitions and is located between Campo Santa Margherita and the Accademia Bridge.
Al Vapore, the small music venue is located right off the mainland-side of the bridge to Venice in Marghera, which is directly on the other side of the tracks from the train station in Mestre. They very often host international jazz acts and world-class music concerts. Folks from all over the region come to Al Vapore to hear good live music in an intimate setting. It's one of the few places in Mestre where the entire family can enjoy a cultural entertainment and some tasty Italian grub.
Set in Palazzo Vendramin Calergi, the former home of famous composer Richard Wagner, Casinò di Venezia was established in 1638 and moved to its present address in the 1950s. It shares its space with the Museo Wagner (Wagner Museum) now. Its old-worldly charm is ideal for French games and American table games. Featuring more than 600 slots and many historic rooms, this is one of the most elegant casinos in town to try your hand at gambling. Nestled besides the Grand Canal with a beautiful garden, you can dine at the Wagner Restaurant to satisfy your hunger pangs.
This used to be the Dopolavoro Ferroviario cinema for people who worked on the railways, and in a certain sense it still is. The movie theater has been screening movies since 1920s and continues to delight regular patrons. The program is now set by a local cinema committee, and tends to feature rare and unusual films for dedicated film fans. The projection and sound equipment are excellent and offers a wonderful moving-viewing experience. Take a break from the commercial cinemas and enjoy an evening here to appreciate Venice's independent films.
After an exciting day of cruising in gondolas comes to an end, Venice offers you yet another spot for fun; here you can enjoy movies with friends and family. Cinema Astra Multisala is impressive, state-of-the-art and comes highly recommended for any movie lover. The theater plays, up and coming movies in English as well as Italian at reasonable prices. Whether it is a blockbuster or a lesser known film they will find their way to the Cinema Astra Multisala screen. Feel free to accompany your experience with popcorn, candy, and refreshments from the snack bar. A perfect way to spend a lazy evening in Venice; the theater is close by to many local restaurants and bars in case you get hungry after a show.
Centro Culturale Don Orione Artigianelli, located in Dorsoduro neighborhood, offers a peak into the rich arts and cultural heritage of this great Italian city of Venice. Everything from the beautifully restored historic monastery to the artistically-curated rooms and halls that it houses, the Centro Culturale Don Orione Artigianelli offers a real Venetian experience. The entire monastery was converted into a religious house of hospitality and conference center for tourists and locals to come and explore the diverse arts and cultural trends of Venice.
Serra dei Giardini is a tourist attraction that organizes a number of activities and workshops from time to time. Here, one can attend a number of cultural events including concerts and theater performances, or sign up for arts and craft workshops. The center also has a greenhouse that has been restored by the Municipality of Venice. The center also a few stores, such as a coffee shop and flower shop.