We are part of the European Cultural Centre network, which since 2002 has been organizing worldwide art exhibitions. In 2011 we started in Venice our Art and Architecture Exhibitions. The even years we organize our Architecture Biennial Exhibition and the other years our Art Biennial. Our 6 months long exhibitions have grown over the years, presenting each year over 200 architects or 200 artists always from at least 40 countries and attracting each year by free entry over 600.000 visitors.

We noticed that many professional visitors are interested not only to see architecture itself but also would like to learn much more about many other aspects; which materials and which items are used to come to the best overall results. Innovations in engineering, new technologies, the use of the latest knowledge and design, the results of many years of research or just brilliant ideas.  The exhibition VENICE DESIGN & INNOVATIONS was created to present quality ideas in Design & Innovations to a large public and in addition to connect international Designers & and creators of Innovations to the market and the public.

VENICE DESIGN & INNOVATIONS can be seen each year from May to November at our ECC centre, Palazzo Bembo and Palazzo Mora located in the centre of Venice, free of charge.

The ECC-Italy in Venice mainly organises art, architecture and design exhibitions. In addition, we organize symposiums, public debates, meetings and many other cultural events. Our first exhibition in the year 2011 was visited by almost 40.000 people, in the meantime our exhibition venues are visited by over 600.000 people every year.

Although the ECC-Italy can make use of several different palazzos in Venice, the ECC-Italy’s main venues are Palazzo Mora and Palazzo Bembo, and two public gardens in the historical centre of Venice. The European Cultural Centre wishes to interact with as many people as possible, therefore the ECC keeps its venues accessible for all interested people to visit exhibitions, join educational programs, participate in workshops and symposiums or any other cultural event, always free of charge.

Venice was chosen as the seat of the ECC-Italy for many reasons and, we must admit, it is amazing to work here. Although it is very touristic, it is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. The quality of the city makes meetings, projects and exhibitions easy successful. 

More information at www.ecc-italy.eu