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Memory walk (Percorso della Memoria), visit to the Ghetto and the Jewish Museum

Posted on: April 18th, 2018 by intern No Comments

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Meeting point: 10.15 am Campo San Canciano, Cannaregio (see map)

The visit is part of the course for the students of:
S1801 History of Venice (Prof. Pes)  
Globalization, Ethics Welfare and Human Rights (Prof.Romania)
The costs are sponsored by VIU for students of these two courses.

- 10.15 am: A walk through Italian history of resistance in Venice: Campo San Canciano – Bruno Crovato; Ponte dei Sartori-  Luigi Borgato; Calle Priuli – Giuseppe Tramontin; Fondamenta San Felice – Ubaldo Belli; Calle Colombina – Piero Favretti; Campiello del Magazin – Augusto Picutti; Corte Correra – Manfredi Azzarita.

- 11.30 am: The cortege arrives to Campo del Ghetto Nuovo, where the Jewish Museum of Venice is situatedCommemoration at the monument in memory of the Shoah.
- 12 pm: Visit to the Synagogues and Jewish Museum of Venice (meeting at 11.45 am in front of the Museum)

Extra participants (subject to availability): the walk is free, while the cost of the visit to the Jewish Museum is 10 € for under 26 y.o. (12 € over 26 y.o.).
To confirm your participation, please sign the roster and bring the fee at the Front Office before Tuesday 24 at 3 pm.

15th International Architecture Exhibition – Lecture and guided visit

Posted on: September 19th, 2016 by intern No Comments

Friday, September 23, 2016

 Biennale Architetura 2016

VIU Students have the opportunity to enjoy a special visit to Biennale Architettura 2016

An introductory lecture on public spaces, museums and festivals by Prof. Zinovieva will introduce the visit to the Russian Pavilion at the Biennale – the visit will be exceptionally guided by its curator, Arch. Sergei Kuznetsov. A guided visit to the National Pavilions at Giardini Biennale will end this culturally intense experience.

The program
10.00 meeting point at S.Zaccaria n.20 boat stop

10.30 Lecture at Biennale – Arsenale “Lomonosov Moscow State University, public spaces, museums and festivals: urban perspectives” by Prof. Olga Zinovieva, The Mikhail Lomonosov Moscow State University, College of Arts, Moscow

12.30 – 13.30 visit to the Arsenale Pavilions and free time for lunch

14.00 visit to the Russian Pavilion guided by its curator Arch. Sergei Kuznetsov
15.00 guided visit to the National Pavilions at Giardini Biennale

Participation & Costs
The visit is open to all VIU students and faculty.
The cost for the Biennale Pass is 20 euros per person. Biennale Pass allows you 3 non consecutive day entrances to both Biennale Pavilions.

This visit is compulsory for students attending the course “F1624 Economics and Management of Art”.
Students of the course will have the entrance to the Biennale (Biennale Pass) covered by VIU.
Since participation is compulsory, absences will be noted as in class.

The visit is strongly recommended for students attending the courses “F1625 Trainign in UNESCO World Heritage Studies and F1601 History of Venice.”

Please sing the list to confirm your participation and bring the amount for the Biennale Pass to VIU Front Office Wednesday at 1 pm.



Visit to the Peggy Guggenheim Collection

Posted on: September 14th, 2016 by intern No Comments

FRIDAY, September 16 – 9.50 am


The core mission of the museum is to present the personal collection of Peggy Guggenheim.

Peggy Guggenheim devoted her whole life to the advancement of  art of her times.

She was born in New York in 1898. After traveling to Paris, she discovered her passion for art thanks to the painter Laurence Vail, who became her first husband in 1922.

In 1939 war broke out in Europe and the Nazis were threatening to invade France. They had also declared war on modern art, confiscating and destroying many paintings. Peggy bravely undertook the mission of rescuing as many artworks as possible: by Spring 1940, she was buying a painting a day. In 1941, only after making sure that her precious collection had been safely sent to the US, she flied to New York as well, where she opened the gallery Art of This Century showcasing the Cubist, Abstract and Surrealist artworks recently rescued from Europe.

In 1947 Peggy moved to Italy, choosing to settle down in a city she had a very special relationship with: Venice.

She bought Palazzo Venier dei Leoni, where she lived and permanently moved her artworks. In the 1970s she donated both her palace and her collection to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, which was created in 1937 by her uncle Solomon with the aim of promoting the understanding of art.

Hosting  some of the major works of Cubism, Futurism, Metaphysical painting, European abstraction, avant-garde sculpture, Surrealism and American Abstract Expressionism, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection represents nowadays one of the most important Italian museums of the 20th century European and American art.


Meeting point:

Our intern Arianna will be waiting for you at the main entrance of  the Peggy Guggenheim Collection at 9.50 am  (how to get there)

For further information visit the official Peggy Guggenheim Collection website


Exhibition ‘Venice, the Jews and Europe 1516-2016′

Posted on: August 30th, 2016 by intern No Comments

Wednesday, Sept. 7  at 9.30 am, Palazzo Ducale

Venice, the Jews and Europe

Visit to the exhibition “Venice, the Jews and Europe 1516-2016″ with the curator Prof. Donatella Calabi

The VIU community will have the extraordinary chance of a guided visit with the curator Prof. Donatella Calabi to the exhibition “Venice  the Jews and Europe 1516-2016″.

Organised on the occasion of the fifth centenary of the creation of Venice’s Ghetto, curated by Donatella Calabi with the scientific coordination of Gabriella Belli and the contribution of a large pool of scholars, the “Venice, the Jews and Europe 1516 – 2016” exhibition aims to describe the processes that led to the creation, implementation and transformation of the first “fence” for Jews in the world.

The visit is organized in conjunction with the Lectio Magistralis  “Venice, a Cosmopolitan City. The Places of the Minorities and the Jewish Ghetto”  that will be  delivered by  Prof. Donatella Calabi during the Opening Ceremony of the Fall 2016 Term. 

Participation is free for VIU students and faculty.
To book your free ticket (limited seats available) please write a confirmation email to by Sep. 5.
More details about the visit will be sent per email to the registered participants.  For info: