Archive for April, 2016

VIU Movie Series -”Mimì Metallurgico”

Posted on: April 29th, 2016 by intern No Comments

Mimì Metallurgico


Monday, May 2 at 5 pm, room 9A



By Lina Wertmuller
starring Mariangela Melato, Giancarlo Giannini
125 mins, color
Italian with English subtitles

Mimi is a Sicilian dockworker who inadvertently becomes embroiled in an increasingly complicated array of personal conflicts. When he loses his job after voting against a Mafia kingpin in an allegedly secret election, Mimi leaves his wife to find new work.He moves to Turin, where he engages in an affair with a Communist organizer. Soon Mimi finds himself juggling two demanding relationships while plotting to take revenge against the corrupt forces that ruined his life.

VIU Movie Series -Proposal by Israeli Students

Posted on: April 29th, 2016 by intern No Comments

Bethlehem (2013)

Friday, April 29th, at 5 pm, Room 9A


by Yuval Adler
Starring: Tsahi Halevi, Shadi Mar’I, Hitham Omari
99 mins, color

A story of the complex relationship between an Israeli Secret Service officer and his teenage Palestinian informant.
Shuttling back and forth between conflicting points of view, the film is a raw portrayal of characters torn apart by competing loyalties and impossible moral dilemmas,
giving an unparalleled glimpse into the dark and fascinating world of human intelligence.

Trip: Venetian Ghetto and Jewish Museum

Posted on: April 22nd, 2016 by intern No Comments

Venetian Ghetto and Jewish Museum

Monday, April 25, 2016 

Meeting point:Campo del Ghetto Novo, in front of the Jewish   Museum of Venice at 12.15 pm

Come and discover the historic Venetian Ghetto and the stunning Jewish Museum!

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The Venetian Ghetto was establish in the 1516. Despite the isolation the Jewish increased significantly, requiring the creation of new housing. Due to the lack of space, the buildings were expanded in height: up to the 8th floor!

The Jewish Museum in Venice is not only an exhibition place but it’s a kind of diffused museum merged with the city. It’s quite small but hosts a rich collection
started in 1954 by the jewish community. Inside its rooms you will see textile articles, object related to the cult and the Jewish liturgy and you will discover the history of the Venetian Jewish,
told by objects and pictures.

The visit is highly recommended for the students of S1601 History of Venice and it will be sponsored by VIU.

Participation is only for students that have signed up since the seats are limited. 


Trip: Memory Walk

Posted on: April 22nd, 2016 by intern No Comments

Percorso della Memoria: Memory Walk

Monday, April 25, 2016
Meeting point: Campo S. Canciano at 9.45 am

 memory walk

Join the 71st anniversary of the italian liberation!

 A walk through italian history of resistence 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. The cortage will send at Campo del Ghetto Novo at 11.30 am.
The walk will be accompanied by the Choir April 25th – Mezzalira Olivolo and will reach at approximately 11:30 am Campo del Ghetto Nuovo where it will end with a commemoration and a final concert. 

This activity is free of charge and open to all interested students and faculty and is highly recommended for students enrolled in S1601 History of Venice and A1603 Italian Contemporary History in Films.

Friday Trip: Contarina s.p.a

Posted on: April 15th, 2016 by intern No Comments

Visit to a Green Company: CONTARINA s.p.a

Friday, April 22, 2016

Meeting point: Tronchetto boat stop n. 2 at 1:45pm.

We will reach Lovadina – Spresiano by private bus

mezzi in linea

Attendance and costs

This activity is reserved to and compulsory for students attending the course S1618 Globalization, Environment and Sustainable Development
This activity is sponsored by VIU. To attend sign the roster that will be delivered in class on Monday, April 18.


1:45pm                     Meeting at Tronchetto – boat stop n. 2
2:00pm                     Departure by private bus from Tronchetto
3:00pm                     Presentation of the Contarina Model and visit
5:15pm                     End of the visit
6:30pm                     Estimated time of return to Venice (return to Tronchetto)


Friday Trip: Marghera Industrial Port

Posted on: April 15th, 2016 by intern No Comments

Visit to Marghera Industrial Port

Friday, April 22, 2016
9:15 am, VIU classroom 9A. 

We will have an introductory lecture and then take a private boat from San Servolo to Porto Marghera


Did you know about Porto Marghera…?

At the beginning of the 90s Venice was considered unsuitable as industrial center due to the lack of an appropriate area in which to build it.
On February 1st, 1917 the “Sindacato di Studi per Imprese Elettrometallurgiche di Venezia” was created. This council commissioned to the engineer Enrico Coen Cagli to outline a project for the Bottenigo area.Cagli plan was to divide it in three parts: industrial, commercial and residential district. The works to create the new Petrol Chemical Center began in the early 1919.

 Compulsory attendance and costs

The visit is compulsory for students enrolled in Globalization, Environment and Sustainable Development (S1618), History of Venice (S1601) and suggested for students enrolled in the course Management of the Industrial and Crafts Heritage (S1625). The visit costs for those students are sponsored by VIU.
Other interested students or faculty can participate upon availability for a fee of 7 euros.


09.15am:  Introductory lecture to the History of Porto Marghera
10.00am:  Departure by private boat from San Servolo
11.00am – 1.00pm: visit by private boat to the Industrial Port
1.30pm:  estimated time for the end of the visit

The visit will end at Tronchetto (this will allow students from the Globalization, Environment and Sustainable Development (S1618) attending the consequent visit to Contarina spa to be at the meeting point on time).



VIU Movie Series -”Don Camillo”

Posted on: April 13th, 2016 by intern No Comments

Don Camillo

Monday, April 18, at 5.00pm Room 9A

« Ecco… ricomincia l’eterna gara nella quale ognuno dei due vuole disperatamente arrivare primo.
Però, se uno dei due s’attarda, l’altro aspetta. Per continuare assieme il lungo viaggio fino al traguardo della vita »


By Julien Duvivier, 1952
starring Fernandel, Gino Cervi, Leda Gloria
107 mins, black and white
Italian with English subtitles

The film is set in Brescello, a small village in the center of Italy and is based on the novel written by Giovannino Guareschi.
The movie tells the story of the eternal struggle between the priest Don Camillo and the communist town’s major, Giuseppe Bottazzi. Loughs, gags and a touch of melancholy…

VIU Movie Series: American students proposal

Posted on: April 11th, 2016 by intern No Comments


Monday, April 11, Room 9A at 5:00 p.m


“Stupid is as stupid does”…



By Robert Zemeckis
Starring Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise
142 mins, color
English with English subtitles

Slow-witted Forrest Gump (Tom Hanks) has never thought of himself as disadvantaged, leading anything but a restricted life.
He witness to many American historic moments with childlike optimism and enthusiasm.
The person Forrest cares about most, though, may be the most difficult to save: his childhood love, the sweet but troubled Jenny (Robin Wright).

Venetian Walk: Su e Zo par i Ponti

Posted on: April 7th, 2016 by intern No Comments

Solidarity walk around Venice: SU E ZO PAR I PONTI

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April 9-10, 2016 there will be a solidarity walk around Venice in which thousands of people will participate. (Please note that Venice streets therefore might be a little overcrowded!)
It will be a day of sustainable tourism, discovering Venice’s art and history, its hidden corners and its famous places, while supporting – this year – the Salesian community of Damasco in Syria.
Here you can find the program in English:
Saturday, April 9, 2016 – at 9:00 p.m. 
Su e Zo Night Live: a special music night as a tribute to Venice City and Su e Zo. In collaboration with Venice Hard Rock Café. 
Sunday, April 10, 2016
9:00 a.m. – Saint Mass in St. Mark’s Basilica
10:30 a.m. – Departure from St. Mark’s square (complete track: 11km – 36 bridges)
10:30 a.m. – Departure from St. Lucia Train Station (short track: 6km – 18 bridges)
12:00 a.m. – Folk Groups Parade in St. Mark’s square
12:30 a.m. – Awarding for the most numerous group
15:00 a.m. – Closing of the festival

For more information you can also visit

Friday trip: Firenze

Posted on: April 1st, 2016 by intern No Comments

Friday, April 15, 2016

Meeting point: Florence, Piazza della Signoria at 1.00 pm


Walking through renaissance…  

Piazza della Signoria is the central square of Florence, site of the civil power. Palazzo Vecchio, designed by Arnolfo di Cambio, is the most important element of the square together with the so called Loggia della Signoria in which gothic and classic elements are combined. Piazza del Duomo is composed by Giotto’s bell tower, the outstanding cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore built by Arnolfo di Cambio, Francesco Talenti and Filippo Brunelleschi whose dome is still considered an artistic and engineering masterpieces, and the Battistero di S. Giovanni with Andrea Pisano’s door.
Uffizi Gallery was the ancient government headquarters. The gallery hosts a superb collection of priceless art works arising from the Medici’s collection enriched, over the centuries, thanks to donations and acquisitions. The museum is divided into sections which are dedicated to different painters and styles. Inside this rooms you will see some of the greatest masterpieces of masters such as Cimabue, Giotto, Mantegna, Leonardo da Vinci, Tiziano, Botticelli, Caravaggio, Parmigianino, Canaletto, Rubens and many more…



This trip is part of the Supplementary Art Course and is compulsory if you are attending the Supplementary Art Course for 2 ECTS credits.
The visit is open to all interested VIU student and professor. To participate sign the roster on the door of the classroom corridor by Thursday, April 6.  


  • 1:00 p.m.   meeting at Piazza della Signoria, Firenze and visit to the center of Florence with Prof. Paolieri
  • 2:00 p.m.   Entrance to Uffizi and guided visit with Prof. Paolieri
  • 6:30 p.m.   Estimated time for the end of the visit in Florence


Entrance tickets: VIU will sponsor the entrance tickets for all the students attending the Supplementary Art Course.

The transportation costs are on your own. You can reach Florence on your own and then meet Prof. Paolieri at the Piazza della Signoria.
You can reach Florence by train ( We suggest you to purchase the tickets as soon as possible to avoid the rise of the prizes.