Archive for March, 2018

VIU Movie Series – La Notte di San Lorenzo

Posted on: March 22nd, 2018 by intern No Comments

Monday, March 26, Room 9A, 5pm



Directed by: Paolo and Vittorio Taviani                    Starring:Margarita Lozano and Omero Antonutti
Release date 1983                                                          Genre: Fantasy war drama
Running time: 105 minutes                                           Language: Italian with English subtitles

“A distinctive and restless force in European cinema for more than 35 years, the Taviani brothers mastered an eloquent stylistic bridge between Rossellini’s stringency and Fellini’s braggadocio.

1982′s The Night of the Shooting Stars remains their premier achievement and arguably the best Italian film of the ’80s. Fantastic and episodic, this saga of Italian villagers roaming the Nazi-upended countryside searching for the liberating armies combines doom, magic and absurdism with spectacular confidence. This mid-career masterpiece (told as mythopoetic flashback by its six-year-old protagonist, now grown into parenthood) is a traumatic oral history seen from the inside out”.

Michael Atkinson, The Village Voice



Introductory Lecture to Venice Lagoon Trip, March 30

Posted on: March 22nd, 2018 by intern No Comments

Wednesday, March 28, Classroom 9A, 5pm


The lecture will be delivered by Prof. RITA VIANELLO, Ca’ Foscari University, Anthropologist of the Sea, author of books about Pellestrina’s fisherman and on the Gondoliers

Professor Vianello, who did extensive field work in Pellestrina, will introduce to us the Culture of the Fishermen of the Lagoon and to their perception and reaction towards the massive environmental transformation induced by the building of the Mobile Dams (MoSE).

N.B. The lecture is compulsory for students enrolled in:

S1801 History of Venice
S1810 Port Cities in the Age of Empire

Lecture open to the public: all students and faculty are invited to participate.

Boat trip to Venice Lagoon, March 30

Posted on: March 16th, 2018 by intern No Comments

Murazzi, Pellestrina and Ca’ Roman

Friday, March 30, 2018

Meeting Point: at Zattere/Gesuati at 9.15 am


During the trip we will visit:

– The Industrial Port of Venice;
– Pellestrina island and the Museum of the Lagoon;
– Murazzi;
– Ca’ Roman Natural reserve.

Bring your own packed lunch since the lunch break will be at the natural reserve Ca’ Roman by the beach.

Return expected at about 5 pm in San Servolo/San Zaccaria.

N.B. The visit is compulsory for students enrolled in:

S1801 History of Venice
S1810 Port Cities in the Age of Empire

Visit cost covered for students enrolled in S1801 and S1810 course

Extra places are available for any other student and professor interested!

Extra participants: 10 euro/person including transportation & entrance tickets.
To confirm your participation, please sign the roster and pay the fee at the Front Office before Tuesday 27 at 3 pm. First come, first served basis.

The trip will start with a visit to the Industrial Port of Venice, so as to understand how this essential part of the city developed, and where we might briefly see the MOSE. We will then turn towards Pellestrina, a small island long 13 kilometers and wide 240 meters, often referred as a miniature of Venice. Here we will visit the small Museum of the Lagoon, where we will learn about the flood of 1966 and the role of fishermen in the history (and future) of this city. After learning about the sea wall (murazzi) we will go to Ca’ Roman, where we will have lunch and see the natural reserve, a unique combination of different habitats.