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Lido’s Architectural Heritage… by bike!

Posted on: December 9th, 2016 by intern No Comments

Wednesday, December 14 – from 09.30 am to 12.30 pm

Lido anni 20   Villa Romanelli Lido

Meeting point: 09.20 am at Lido di Venezia, in front of Santa Maria Elisabetta waterbus stop

This activity is compulsory for students attending the course F1604 The Architectural and Urban Heritage of Venice in Modern and Contemporary Times and it is open to a limited number of other interested students and faculty.
To participate, please sign the list posted in the classrooms corridor by Tuesday, December 13 at midday.

The trip will consist in a bike ride guided by Professor Guido Zucconi, aimed at discovering the stunning historical and artistic heritages of Lido di Venezia. You will find your bikes ready to be rented at Gardin – Bikes Rental Service

Students attending the course F1604 The Architectural and Urban Heritage of Venice in Modern and Contemporary Times will have their visit sponsored by VIU.
All other students will have to cover their own bike rental fee: 7€ per person.

Lido of Venice is a very special island. Here life is modern and dynamic, not only due to the presence of cars, motorbikes and bycicles, but also thanks to its lively seaside atmosphere, which will welcome as soon as you arrive.
Joining the VIU bike tour, you will have the opportunity to admire the beautiful historical and artistic heritage of Lido, namely the villas, hotels and boulevards which witness Lido’s greatest urban and architectural development, representing true Art Nouveau masterpieces.

Bicycle rental service in Lido: how to get there

Visit to LE STANZE DEL VETRO and exhibit Paolo Venini and his Furnace

Posted on: December 2nd, 2016 by intern No Comments

Monday, December 12, 2016 – 5.00pm

Meeting point: 5.00pm at S.Zaccaria n.20 boat stop.

PARTICIPATION: open to all VIU students and faculty
COSTS: Free entrance and guided visit

stanze el vetro

LE STANZE DEL VETRO is a long-term joint initiative between Fondazione Giorgio Cini and Pentagram Stiftung devoted to studying the art of glassmaking in the 20th and 21st centuries.
The project marks the opening of a new permanent exhibition space designed to host a series of solo and group shows featuring international artists, both contemporary and historical, who have used glass during their careers as an original means of expression and a medium for researching their own personal aesthetics. The aim is to illustrate the numerous potential uses of the medium and bring glass back to be in the centre of attention and discussion on the international art scene. More info

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The autumn exhibition will be dedicated to Paolo Venini, an enlightened and creative entrepreneur. Exhibiting 300 works that recount his creative vision as well as of those artists who collaborated with him over the years such as Gio Ponti, Riccardo Licata, Ken Scott, Massimo Vignelli and Tobia Scarpa. More info at