Visit Ca' Foscari historical palaces

Guided tours, events and initiatives

Ca’ Foscari Tour at Art Night

In the night-time setting of Art Night, Ca’ Foscari Tour offers to the public the opportunity to celebrate its 10 years of activity with a double event!

In the first itinerary the guides will lead guests to discover the renewed Ca’ Bottacin, symbol of the glorious past of the Casato dei Dalla Francesca and later of the Bottacin of which it now bears the name. From 1567 to 1570 it was the home of Doge Pietro Loredan and to the present day it hosted the Department of Juridical Sciences of the Ca’ Foscari University.

  • shift 1 - h18:45 (ITA)
  • shift 2 - h19:15 (ENG)
  • shift 3 - h19:45 (ITA)
  • shift 4 - h20:15 (ENG)

In the second itinerary Ca' Foscari Tour offers the opportunity to immerse yourself in virtual reality with the Tiepolo Virtual Tour: an interactive visit thanks to the use of holographic Microsoft Hololens, to rediscover Tiepolo's lost canvases in the magnificent Aula Magna of the university at Ca 'Dolfin.

  • shift 1- 18:45 (ITA) SOLD OUT
  • shift 2 - 19:05 (ITA) SOLD OUT
  • shift 3 - 19:20 (ITA) SOLD OUT
  • shift 4 - 19:45 (ITA)SOLD OUT
  • shift 5 - 20:05 (ITA) SOLD OUT
  • shift 6 - 20:20 (ITA)

Reservations required through the Eventbrite website:  

All activities are FREE.

The locations are partially accessible to people with physical disabilities.

10 years of Ca’ Foscari Tour

The guided tours of Ca' Foscari Tour, to celebrate its tenth anniversary of activity, are offered free to visitors and citizens, every Saturday starting from February 16th.

Exceptions will be on Saturdays 20th and 27th of April, 17th and 24th of August, 2nd and 23rd of November, 21st and 28th of December.

Our schedule

The guided tours follow the following timetable:

15th of June- Ca' Foscari

  • First tour: 9.30 a.m.
  • Second tour: 10.15 a.m.
  • Third tour: 11.00 a.m.
  • Fourth tour: 11.45 a.m.

22nd of June- Ca' Dolfin

  • First tour: 9.30 a.m.
  • Second tour: 10.15 a.m.
  • Third tour: 11.00 a.m.
  • Fourth tour: 11.45 a.m.

29th of June - Ca' Foscari

  • First tour: 9.30 a.m.
  • Second tour: 10.15 a.m.
  • Third tour: 11.00 a.m.
  • Fourth tour: 11.45 a.m.

What you could see

Each visit, depending on the availability of the university areas, could lead you to admire Ca' Foscari and Aula Baratto, designed by the Venetian architect Carlo Scarpa in the 1930’s and 1950’s, with a unique view of Grand Canal. Or Ca 'Dolfin and the Aula Magna Silvio Trentin, decorated with 18th-Century frescos. Or, the court of the Niobe, a small fifteenth-century court in the heart of Ca’ Foscari which is the shrine of the Cafoscarini fallen in the conflicts of the twentieth century, and other little-known rooms.

Each turn can accommodate a maximum of 15 people, in Italian or English.
To partecipate it is sufficient to show up on the ground floor of Ca' Foscari 10 minutes before the chosen turn, up to exhaustion of available seats.

For more information and specific requests send an email to

Tour ad hoc

Are you a teacher or PTA of the University and you want to organize a tour ad hoc? Send an email to our address at least 15 days in advance and, subject to availability spaces, we will organize your tour.

Virtual tour