Archive for November, 2012

VISIT TO THE BASILICA DI SANTA MARIA DELLA SALUTE, on Wednesday afternoon, November 21, 2012

Posted on: November 15th, 2012 by lalanzini No Comments

Dear All,

we would like to remind you about the Feast of our Lady of Good Health on Wednesday, November 21, which takes place every year in Venice.

The celebration dates back to the outbreak of the plague which raged in Venice as a result of the war against Austria in 1630. The Senate and Doge Nicolò Contarini decided to seek the Virgin Mary’s help, vowing to build a temple in her name as soon as the scourge had ceased. In November 1631, the plague being finally over, the Government made haste to fulfill the vow. Construction began on the temple designed by the architect Baldassare Longhena. It was completed 56 years later and solemnly dedicated to the Madonna della Salute (Our Lady of Good Health).

Every year November 21 is celebrated with a procession, led by the Patriarch, leaving St. Marc’s Square, leading over a pontoon bridge across the Grand Canal and coming to a solemn end at the Church S. Maria della Salute. Thousands of Venetians seek pardon in front of the Madonna, radiant among hundreds of candles brought by the faithful themselves. Along the way and in front of the church there are stalls where candles and sweets of every kind are sold.
The pontoon bridge over the Canal Grande connects the Square S.ta Maria del Giglio in San Marco with the Street S. Gregorio in Dorsoduro.


For this occasion, professor Pes will bring students who want to experience this typical venetian event to the Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute.

Here is the meeting point and the departure:

- at 4.50 pm from San Servolo


Moreover, we inform you that from November 14th until November 21st, the entrance at the Peggy Guggenheim Museum is free if you bring your i-mob card.

Here it is the website where you can find further information about it

Please, just give us your name at the Front Office or send an e-mail to by Monday at 12 am


Lucia, Paola and Stefania

VISIT TO THE PORT OF VENICE on Friday morning, November 16, 2012

Posted on: November 8th, 2012 by francesca No Comments


MEETING at the SAN BASILIO ferry stop at 9.50 am

The visit to the Port of Venice by boat is a compulsory activity for the course History of Venice.

However, all the students and professors who are interested in seeing the port from a different point of view, are very welcome.

Please just give us your name at the front office or send an email to: by Monday at 12 pm.


Lucia, Poala and Stefania

Screening for prof. Hooper

Posted on: November 8th, 2012 by francesca No Comments

Please let Klil know if you are available on this Friday at 12.30 pm to see the movie ” Memoirs of a Geisha” for the course “Aspects of Japanese and Western Culture..”,

please send her an email:

the other option is on Wednesday afternoon at 5 pm.

Thank you for your help


Biennale Session: all the details

Posted on: November 8th, 2012 by lalanzini No Comments


Dear students and professors,

I would like to remind you the appointments at the Biennale-Giardini and at the Biennale-Arsenale on November 16, 24 and 25.

All students and professors who have already given their confirmition, are invited to participate in the events, although some of the activities organized at the Biennale will be considered compulsory for the students of the following courses:

New Technologies, Cultural Heritage and the Urban Experience

Managing Heritage Cities in the Era of Global Tourism

Rediscovering the Civil Society

Reading Calvino in Venice


-On Friday, November 16 at 12.30 pm meeting at the  Biennale-Giardini (at the ticket office to deliver the individual pass)

Prof. Munoz has organized a short presentation of the European Prize for the Urban Public Space by arch. David Bravo followed by an open discussion (at the ASAC Library at the back of the Padiglione Centrale at 1.30 pm)


-On Saturday, November 24 at 10.15 meeting at the Biennale-Arsenale

at 10.30 am there will be a guided visit at the Arsenale Exhibition site, while from 3.30 to 6.00 pm  there will be the “Closing Conference” by Chipperfield.

The conference will take place inside the “Teatro alle Tese dell’Arsenale”, the seats are limited and cannot be reserved so if you want to attend the conference, we suggest you to be there a little bit earlier.

-On Sunday, November 25 all day ( 10.00 am – 6.00 pm)

the third entrance will be either to the Giardini or to the Arsenale. The choice is up to you, you can spend more time enjoying the site that you liked most!



Treasure Hunt Throughout Venice on Wednesday, November 7 2012

Posted on: November 5th, 2012 by Paola No Comments


On Wednesday, November 7…





Meeting point: San Zaccaria at 5 p.m.

Have fun!