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Discover the itineraries of Ca’ Foscari Tour, the University’s guided tour service to appreciate and know the historical Venetian buildings where Ca’ Foscari has its premises: an exclusive tour through Ca’ Foscari’s and Ca’ Dolfin’s most representative spaces, between frescoes, gardens and panoramic views of the Grand Canal. Choose your itinerary.

 

Itinerary

A 1-hour tour through the most representative locations of Ca’ Foscari, historical seat of the University. It starts from the suggestive courtyards to continue with the Historical Library exhibition, where you can discover the history of Ca’ Foscari palace and of the University through unpublished archival documents. The main part of the visit is the beautiful Aula Baratto designed by Venetian architect Carlo Scarpa in the 1930s and 1950s with its unique view of the Grand Canal. The tour ends at Ca’ Foscari’s ground floor, exiting through the water door on the bend of the Grand Canal.
The itinerary may be subjected to changes, depending on institutional events.

Calendar of next visits (obligatory reservation)

 

October

  • Thursday 20th: h 9.30 am

November

  • Tuesday 8th: h 2.00 pm


December

  • Wednesday 13th: h 9.30 am
  • Friday 16th: h. 2.30 pm
  • Monday 19th: h 9.30 am
  • Tuesday 20th: h 9.30 am
  • Wednesday 21st: h 2.15 pm
  • Thursday 22nd: h 9.30 am


Visiting times may be subjected to variations that will be communicated during the reservation process.

Reservations and payment

Obligatory reservation by email at the address cafoscaritour@unive.it or by calling the phone number +39 041 234 8036 / 8034 at least 2 working days in advance, in the opening times of the Public Relations Unit.
Tickets are sold at the Public Relations Unit 15 minutes before the beginning of the tour. Only cash payment is accepted.

Organized groups (min. 10 persons)
Visitors may book by writing an email to cafoscaritour@unive.it at least 15 days in advance or calling the phone number +39 041 234 8036 / 8034. Accepted payment (after getting in touch with the office):

  • bank transfer (information will be sent by our office at the moment of reservation);
  • online with credit card

Tickets

Full price 4.50 €

Reduced price 3.50 €

  • Venetian citizens
  • students up to 26 years (with student card)
  • groups (min. 10 persons)
  • shorter tour (in case of institutional events)
  • Alumni members
  • visitors with disabilities

Free Admission

  • Ca’ Foscari students and employees
  • guests of congresses and meetings organized by Ca' Foscari University
  • Incoming Erasmus Mobility Students
  • children up to 6 years old
  • group leaders (max. 2 for group)
  • accompanying helpers for visitors with disabilities
  • Alumni Premium

Available languages and accessibility

  • Italian
  • English
  • Italian Sign Language (in collaboration with the Department of Linguistics and Comparative Cultural Studies)

Visitors with disabilities are advised to visit the building with an accompanying helper and are kindly requested to book the tour with adequate advance.

Itinerary

With this 75 minutes tour of Ca' Foscari and Ca' Dolfin, it is possible to discover the spaces and the history of the two most important seats of the University. The itinerary starts from the Ca' Foscari courtyards with a visit to the Historical Library exhibition and to the beautiful Aula Baratto designed by Carlo Scarpa, and continues at Ca' Dolfin building in front of Ca' Foscari. Ca’ Dolfin, a 16th century building, hosts the beautiful Aula Magna Silvio Trentin, decorated with 18th century frescos and allows visitors to admire a unique view of the Frari Basilica.
The itinerary may be subjected to variations, depending on institutional events.

Calendar of next visits

October

  • Saturday 1st: h 9 a.m. English
  • Friday 7th: h 3 p.m. English, h 4.30 p.m. Italian
  • Friday 14th: h 2 p.m. English
  • Saturday 22nd: h 10 a.m. English, h 11.30 a.m. Italian
  • Saturday 29th: h 10 a.m. English, h 11.30 a.m. Italian

November

  • Saturday 5th: h 10 a.m. English, h 11.30 a.m. Italian
  • Saturday 12th: h 11.30 a.m. Italian
  • Saturday 19th: h 10 a.m. English, h 11.30 a.m. Italian

December

  • Friday 2nd: h 3 p.m. English, h 4.30 p.m. Italian
  • Friday 9th: h 12.30 p.m. English
  • Saturday 10th: h 12.30 p.m. Italian

 

Purchase

25 persons max, while places last

Organized groups (min. 10 persons)

Visitors may book by writing an email to cafoscaritour@unive.it at least 15 days in advance or calling the phone number +39 041 234 8036 / 8034. Accepted payment (after getting in touch with the office):

  •     bank transfer (information will be sent by our office at the moment of reservation);
  •     online with credit card

Tickets

Full price 5.50 €
 
Reduced price 4.50 €

  • Venetian citizen
  • students up to 26 years (with student card)
  • groups (min. 10 persons)
  • shorter tour (in case of institutional events)
  • Alumni members
  • visitors with disabilities

Free admission

  • accompanying helpers for visitors with disabilities
  • children up to 6 years old
  • Alumni Premium
  • Ca’ Foscari students and employees
  • group leaders (max. 2 for group)

Available languages and accessibility

  • Italian
  • English
  • Italian Sign Language (in collaboration with the Department of Linguistics and Comparative Cultural Studies)

Visitors with disabilities are advised to visit the building with an accompanying helper and are kindly requested to book the tour with adequate advance.

On Friday November 18th, coinciding with Graduation Day, graduands and their guests will be able visit the historical seat of the University for free, guided by the Ca' Foscari Tour staff. During the tour it will be possible to access Ca' Foscari's most exclusive spaces.

How to apply

Please send an e-mail to cafoscaritour@unive.it by Novembert 17th at 12 am (noon), indicating "Graduation Day" in the subject, choosing the time of your guided tour and the number of participants. Friends and relatives of graduands who do not have reserved seats in Saint Mark's square can participate too. Tours available while places last.

Visiting times

  • 10.30 pm
  • 11.00 pm
  • 11.30 pm
  • 12.00 pm

Duration

Approx. 30 minutes.

Share your pictures with us

During Graduation Day you can share your most beautiful pictures with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, by using the official hashtag #laureacafoscari.

Info and reservations

E-mail cafoscaritour@unive.it
Tel. +39 041 234 8036

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