Archive for October, 2014

IL CONTRAPPUNTO VENEZIANO Lectures & Concerts in San Servolo

Posted on: October 27th, 2014 by intern No Comments

Wednesday, November 5th, 5 pm, Room 1G

Music Lecture and Concert in San Servolo by Wolf-Ferrari Music Association

You are all welcome to join the concert of Ezio & Anna Lazzarini, piano four-hands.


IGOR STRAVINSKY (1882 – 1971)

The Rite of Spring for piano four hands

Part I: The Adoration of the Earth

Part II: The Sacrifice

VIU CONCERT lesson_Program

Music Lecture Ezio & Anna

Biennale Sessions

Posted on: October 23rd, 2014 by intern No Comments

logo 2014 biennale

Friday, November 7th, all day

Biennale Sessions (14th International Architecture Exhibition)

This activity is part of the courses “History of Venice”, “Identity, Heritage and Globalization” and “Preservation of World Heritage Sites”, and it is counted as a class.

Meeting Point: 9.45 am, Arsenale Boat Stop

The Biennale Sessions consists in a short seminar with our VIU professors and special guests on the Biennale theme. After that, you will be free to explore the Architecture Exhibition.

Please confirm your participation via email to NO LATER THAN WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29, 5 PM.

You will receive a personal pass which is valid for three days and it will allow you to enter both Giardini and Arsenale. You will receive the pass directly on Friday morning at the Biennale.

Students from all other courses will pay 20 euros: please bring the amount at the Front Office, no later than Wednesday, November 5, 5 pm. Those of you who signed in but won’t show up to collect the entrance pass will have to refund the entire cost.

Detailed Program


10.00 am entrance to the Arsenale (La Biennale di Venezia, Campo della Tana)

10.00-10.45 Guided tour to “Monditalia” exhibition

11.00-11.30 Documentary screening about the Biennale curator Rem Koolhaas and the 2014 Architecture Exhibition

11.30-12.30 Session about the renovation of the Fondaco dei Tedeschi, with Prof. Giorgio Gianighian and Prof. Giuseppe Cristinelli

lunch break & free time

2.30 pm meeting point at the entrance gate of Giardini for a short guided tour of the Giardini venue (approx. 30 min.)

After that, you will be free to explore the Architecture Exhibition by yourself, both Arsenale and/or Giardini, until usual closing time, 6 pm.

Remember that the Biennale exhibition is mainly an outdoor area and it is possible that for Friday there will be high tide: please check the website.


Movie Series – Movie Proposal by American Students

Posted on: October 23rd, 2014 by intern No Comments

Monday, Nov 3rd, 5 pm, Room 9A 

“Remember the Titans”, 2000, 109 mins

by Boaz Yakin

starring Denzel Washington, Will Patton and Wood Harris

Remember the Titans

Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, the movie explores civil topics, such as racism, discrimination and athletics. It is based on the true story of African American coach Herman Boone and follows Coach Boone as he tries to introduce a racially divided team at the T. C. Williams High School, in the Northern Virginia city of Alexandria in 1971.

The film’s soundtrack was released by Walt Disney Records and it features songs written by artists such as Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Hollies, Marvin Gaye, James Taylor and Cat Stevens.

Train and Vaporetto Strike

Posted on: October 22nd, 2014 by intern No Comments


We inform you that on Friday  October 24th  there will be a 24-hours strike that will affect water and bus transport.

Buses and Vaporetti willl be guaranteed between 6.00 and 8.59 am and 4.30 – 7.29 pm. Vaporetto n° 20 to and from San Servolo will run regularly.

On the same day there will also be a train strike from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm; long-distance trains should run regularly.

For more information here are the links to ACTV and Trenitalia website (trenitalia in italian only)


IL CONTRAPPUNTO VENEZIANO Lectures & Concerts in San Servolo

Posted on: October 16th, 2014 by intern No Comments

Wednesday, October 22nd, 5.00 pm

You are all welcome to join the concert of Ezio & Anna Lazzarini, piano four-hands.


IGOR STRAVINSKY (1882 – 1971)
Ebony Concert Allegro moderato; Andante; Moderato, Con moto transcription by Ezio Lazzarini

GEORGE GERSHWIN (1898 – 1937)
Rhapsody in Blue transcription by Henry Levine

VIU CONCERT lesson_Program

Movie Series: “The Night of the Shooting Stars”

Posted on: October 16th, 2014 by intern No Comments

Monday, Oct 20th, 5 pm, Room 9A 

“The Night of the Shooting Stars” (La notte di San Lorenzo), 1981

by Paolo Traviani and Vittorio Traviani

starring Omero Antonutti and Margarita Lonzano

The Night of the Shooting Stars (Italian: La Notte di San Lorenzo, also known as The Night of San Lorenzo) is a 1981 Italian war drama film. Refugees from a Tuscan village near Pisa in the midst of Nazi massacres and the Civil War between fascists and antifascists, trying to reach the Allied forces (1944). Winner of the Best Film Prize and the Critics International Award at Cannes.

ITA 1981, 105 mins

Guided Visit to M9 Site

Posted on: October 16th, 2014 by intern No Comments

MORNING: Friday, October 24th, 9,30 am

In the morning we will visit M9 museum and its offices in Venezia-Mestre.
This activity is compulsory for the course “Economics & Management of the Arts” and it is counted as a class.
For those of you living on campus, please take the only boat available that leaves at 7.35. For all the others, you will find your colleagues in Piazzale Roma at 8.30 am or directly in front of the museum. None of the VIU staff will be with you: you will meet Beatrice in Mestre.

Suggested itinerary to get to the M9 museum:

7.35 am – Boat from S. Servolo

7.45 – 8.00 am – route on foot from San Zaccaria to Rialto

8.14 am – Vaporetto No. 2 from Rialto to Piazzale Roma

8.40 am Bus No. 7 direction “Spinea Via Martiri” (as written on the bus screen). The stop name is “Via Carducci”

Our intern Beatrice will wait you at the bus stop “Via Carducci”.

In case of need please contact:
0039 339 812 4360

For those of you arriving directly in front of the museum, the meeting point is at 9 am in via Poerio.

9.10-12.45 am – Visit to M9

IMPORTANT: the 24-hours ACTV strike will stop from 4.30 pm to 7.29 pm, therefore after the M9 visit you will not be able to catch immediately a bus, but you will have to wait until 4.25 pm.

rialto          mappa m9






Gender Studies Tour

Posted on: October 14th, 2014 by intern No Comments

Friday, October 24th, All Day

Gender Studies’ Tour

This activity is part of the course “Gender Studies“and it is counted as a class.

Students of other courses that are willing to join the tour will pay their own entrance tickets; please send us an email no later than Monday, Oct 20, 5 pm, specifying which activities you are interested in, as the monuments we will visit can be entered only in small groups.

10.00 am
Meeting point at San Zaccaria line 20 boat stop
10.15 am
Visit to Santa Maria Formosa Church
10.45 am
Visit to Correr Museum
Lunch break
2.00 pm Meeting point in Campo Santo Stefano (close to Accademia Bridge)
2.15 pm Visit to San Vidal Church
3.00 pm Visit to Ca Rezzonico Museum Napoleonica, ingresso del Museo Correr.  Baldassarre Longhena (1598-1682). Ca’ Rezzonico, facciata sul Canal Grande.

VIU Movie Series – Movie Proposal by Russian Students

Posted on: October 9th, 2014 by intern No Comments

Monday, Oct 13rd, 5 pm, Room 9A 

“Twenty Days Without War”, 1976, 101 min

Twenty Days Without War Poster.jpg

by Aleksey German

starring Yuri Nikulin and Lyudmila Gurchenko

Twenty Days Without War (Russian: Двадцать дней без войны, Dvadtsat dney bez Voyny) is a 1976 Soviet film based on a story by Konstantin Simonov. The  film describes the life of Major Lopatin, military journalist during World War II, who went to his hometown of Tashkent (Uzbekistan) in Middle Asia, where he was romantically involved with a woman. He spent a 20-day leave following the Battle of Stalingrad and saw the shooting of a film based on his wartime articles he has written.

Film Director Dagmar Knöpfel: Screening and Tintoretto’s Tour

Posted on: October 7th, 2014 by intern No Comments

Friday, October 17th, All Day

A special Tintoretto’s tour held by film director Dagmar Knöpfel

9-tintoretto  27 Tintoretto - dipinti per la sala dell'albergo - la crocifissione

This activity is part of the courses: The Stones of Venice and the Seven Lamps of Architecture, Fashion and Modernity (Prof. Vinken) and Gender Studies (Prof. Trappolin/Paolieri)

Please remember to wear comfortable shoes, as mainly of the routes will be covered without boats, and to bring with you a packed lunch!

Detailed Program

 9.15 am, room 9A
Screening of the documentary on Tintoretto. Film director Dagmar Knöpfel will be giving a short presentation before the screening, and a short debate will follow.
 10.50 am Boat from San Servolo to San Zaccaria
 11.30-12.00 am
 12.15 – 12.45 am
Route to Tiziano’s house behind Campo della Carità, Campo del Tiziano 5183
Route to Chiesa della Madonna dell’Orto + Tintoretto’s house, Fond.ta Mori, 3399
Tour of the Madonna dell’Orto church
 12.45 am – 1.15 pm Lunch break in Campo del Ghetto
  1.45 pm -2.15 pm
Visit to San Polo church
  2.30 pm – 3.15 pm
Visit to Scuola Grande di San Rocco
  3.15 – 3.45 pm
Route to San Basilio boat stop
  4.00 pm Visit to the Church of San Giorgio Maggiore