Archive for September, 2015

Next week at VIU (September 28 – October 2)

Posted on: September 25th, 2015 by intern No Comments

MONDAY, September 28, 5 pm, room 9A

VIU Movie series: Berlin Calling


A German movie directed by Hannes Stöhr and starred by Paul Kalkbrenner.

The story of the famous techno DJ and producer Martin Karow (AKA Ickarus) and his problems with drugs at the eve of his largest album release.

An interesting and critical way to approach Berlin’ s nightlife.

WEDNESDAY, September 30, 5 – 7 pm, San Servolo fields

Sport Tournament


Everybody is invited to take part to the Sport Tournament!

You can challenge your mates in Basketball and Football (Soccer) in a “nation to nation tournament” or forming international teams and enjoy a multicultural match!

Students and professors willing to take part in the Sport Tournament shall sign their name in the list on corridor 9 by Tuesday, September 29 at 5 pm.


FRIDAY, October 2, 10am

Friday Trip: Visit to Art Biennale Arsenale


Meeting point: at 9.30 am at S.Zaccaria n.20 Boat stop (or at 9.45 at the main ticket office of Arsenale Art Biennale Pavillion)
The visit is part of the course Training in UNESCO  World Heritage Studies and compulsory for students enrolled in the course.

FRIDAY, October 2, 2pm

Friday Trip: Visit to Art Biennale Giardini

Meeting point: at 13.40 in front of the Giardini Biennale – ticket office
The visit is open to all VIU students and faculty. 
The cost for the guided visit and the Biennale Pass is 20 euros per person. The Biennale Pass allows you a 3 non consecutive day entrances to both Biennale Pavilions.
Please confirm your participation to and bring the amount for the fee to VIU Front Office by Monday at 12 am.


Wednesday, 23 Sep: VIU transcultural game

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VIU transcultural game

Wednesday, September 23rd, 5 p.m., room 9A

transcultural game

1. form a group with friends with whom you feel you share a common “culture”

2. self-define yourself: “Italian Girls”, “Israeli”, “Japanese”, “Turks”, “German Women”, “American Males”, “Bavarians”, “Inhabitants of Tokyo”, “Dutch Catholics”, “Cosmopolitan Globe-trotters”… (your choice, but has to be related to places or cultures that the people of the group share)

3. write down a list of ten things other students (and professors) on campus should know about yourself and those belonging to the chosen category (“Italian Girls”, “Israeli”, “Japanese”, “German Women”, “American Males”, “Bavarians”, “Inhabitants of Tokyo”, “Dutch Catholics”…) in terms of social relations and situations of everyday life (eg. how to relate to professors and how professors are meant to relate to students, how to regard law breaking, how to invite for dinner, what to expect from friends, what to do with friends, how to go out with a man/woman, what to expect from the family and similar things, that you regard important, not to be misunderstood); especially things that are liable to misunderstandings on island; and misunderstandings, which have already occurred

4. read the list to the other participants (discussion and question time will follow; powerpoint, photos and youtube optional).

O​nce you form a group (can also be of two people) please send me an e-mail with the chosen name to (if you do not manage, doesn’t matter)


Next week activities at VIU!

Posted on: September 17th, 2015 by intern No Comments

VIU Movie series: Il Gattopardo (1963)
Monday, September 21, room 9A at 5 pm
​A famous movie by Luchino Visconti with ​Alain Delon and Burt Lancaster.
The story of the Italian aristocracy’ s decline in 1860 awarded with the Palm d’Or at Cannes Film Festival as best movie in 1963.

Transcultural Game
Wednesday, September 23, at 5 pm

Co-curricular activity
Friday Trip to Palazzo Ducale​
​Meeting Point:
The Doge’s Palace is one of the greatest symbols of Venice, a masterpiece of art and gothic style.
The visit is compulsory for students of the courses: History of Venice; Art and Architecture.
For students attending one of these courses the visit id sponsored by VIU, whereas the fee for other participants is 6.50​ € per person.
​For any information do not hesitate to contacts us!

Friday, Sept 18: Fortuny Showroom and Factory

Posted on: September 17th, 2015 by intern No Comments

The Fortuny palace was transformed into an atelier by his owner Mariano Fortuny, who practised several arts like photography, painting, set design, stagecarft and textile design. Nowadays the museum reflects the passions of MarianoFortuny with permanent pieces of art and exhibitions.

Meeting point: San Zaccaria boat stop at 13.40, then we will take the boat (line 2) to Giudecca Palanca.
The visit will start at 14.30 and will last about 45 minutes.
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Visit to Fortuny Showroom

Posted on: September 16th, 2015 by intern No Comments

Friday trip: Visit to Fortuny Showroom and Factory

Friday, September 18, 2015
Meeting Point: San Zaccaria Boat Stop at 1.40 pm
(we will then take the boat n. 2 to Giudecca Palanca