Ca' Foscari Tour

Visit Ca' Foscari historical palaces 
Guided tours, events and initiatives

Ca' Foscari Tour

Our next appointments

Our tours are held every Saturday morning of the month from 10 a.m. to noon.
The 40-minute tours are offered free of charge to citizens and all visitors who wish to take advantage of the service.
The tours, in Italian and/or English, will allow you to explore the history of the University and its headquarters while admiring the two courtyards of Ca' Foscari and Ca' Giustinian dei Vescovi.
The visit also includes the Niobe Memorial, a place of remembrance honoring all of Ca' Foscari's fallen in the wars of the 20th century, and Carlo Scarpa's extraordinary Aula Baratto.

The January events, departing at 10:00 a.m., 10:40 a.m.; 11:20 a.m. ; 12:00 a.m.;  from the Ca' Foscari Courtyard are as follows:

  • Saturday, 2023 January 14;
  • Saturday, 2023 January 21
  • Saturday, 2023 January 28. 

Morning with Carlo Scarpa
Saturday 26th November 2022

Free guided tours organized by Ca’ Foscari Tour to discover Carlo Scarpa’s masterpieces in Venice. He worked at the restoration of the University in two different phases, creating the Baratto room.
This journey, between innovation and history, will highlight the complexity of Scarpa’s intervention in the two restoration campaigns, commissioned by two rectors of the University: Agostino Lanzillo in 1935 and Italo Siciliano in 1955. We are going to discover together his intervention, a true manifesto of modernity.
The guided tours will be followed by the screening of the documentary “Nel cuore muto del divino” directed by Riccardo De Cal.

The tours will start at:

  • 10:00
  • 11:00
  • 12:00 

Reservation required
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The meeting point is at the ground floor of Ca’ Foscari (Dorsoduro 3246, 30123 Venezia). We recommend arriving 10 minutes early the beginning of your booked tour. 

Ca’ Foscari Tour: our special guided tours

Ca’ Foscari Tour is an innovative project with a specific mission: tell the story of our University and show the most attractive spaces in Ca’ Foscari and Ca’ Dolfin. Our tour are for free and the guides are the students who will enetertain you with a personalized and immersive route.



What we will show you

Depending on the availability of the university areas, we will schedule differet tours where you can see Ca’ Foscari and the Aula Baratto, designed by Carlo Scarpa, with his beautiful view on the Canal Grande or Ca’ Dolfin and the Aula Magna Silvio Trentin, a beautiful room of the 18th century. What else? 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.



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.

Small Groups and families

If you want to make a reservation, write us! Send an email to and we can create a special tour for you! Don’t miss it!

Virtual tour

If you want to know something more about Ca' Foscari Tour and our spaces, here below is a preview.