Ca' Foscari Tour

Visit Ca' Foscari historical palaces

Guided tours, events and initiatives

Historical Regatta Tour

Ca’ Foscari Tour special opening on the day of the Historical Regatta with free guided tours of Ca’ Foscari historical palace.

When

Sunday 1st September, 2019

  • h 10.00 (ENG)
  • h 11.15 (ITA)

Obligatory reservation

Reservations open from August 1st until August 29th
By email:  cafoscaritour@unive.it

Tours available while places last, max 25 people each shift


The Venice Glass Week 2019

During the free tour of Ca’ Dolfin, lasting around 40 minutes, visitors will discover the spaces and the history of a symbolic site of the university. The itinerary starts in the courtyard of Ca’ Dolfin, a 16th -Century palace, and then continues to the splendid Aula Magna Silvio Trentin, decorated with frescos from the 17th Century. In conclusions visitors would have the chance to admire a unique view of the Basilica dei Frari from the terrace of Ca’ Dolfin. On the occasion of “Venice Glass Week”, Ca’ Foscari Tour offers an in-depth analysis of the history of the glass within Ca’ Dolfin, particularly a focus on chandeliers made by Murano.

When

Saturday 14th of September

  • h 09:30am (ITA)
  • h 10:15am (ENG)
  • h 11:00am (ITA)
  • h 11:45am (ENG)

Reservations are mandatory

Reservations open from August 1st until September 12th
By email:  cafoscaritour@unive.it

Tours available while places last, max 25 people each shift


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, 10th 17th and 24th of August, 2nd and 23rd of November, 21st and 28th of December.

Our schedule

The guided tours follow the following timetable:

31st of August - 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.

1st of September - "Historical Regatta" Special Tour*

  • First tour: 10.00 a.m. (ENG)
  • Second tour: 11.15 a.m. (ITA)

*Obligatory reservation

7th of September - 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.

1st of September - "The Venice Glass Week" Special Tour*

  • First tour: 9.30 a.m. (ITA)
  • Second tour: 10.15 a.m. (ENG)
  • Third tour: 11.00 a.m. (ITA)
  • Fourth tour: 11.45 a.m. (ENG)

*Obligatory reservation

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  cafoscaritour@unive.it.

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