Ca' Foscari Tour

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Ca’ Foscari Tour: our special guided tours

The Ca' Foscari Tour is back in presence

With a dedicated Open Tour, student collaborators will lead guests and visitors through the most beautiful courts of the University.

Finally, the Ca' Foscari Tour is back in attendance, in compliance with anti-Covid measures. Two open tours with beautiful external itineraries have been organized for discovering and appreciating the University's immense historical and cultural heritage. Guided tours, lasting 40 minutes, are offered free of charge to citizens and to all visitors who wish to use the service. The visits, in Italian or English, will take place on the following dates:

  • Friday, 4th June 2021

    • First shift at 4 PM - fully booked
    • Second shift at 5 PM  - fully booked

  • Friday, 18th June 2021

    • First shift at 4 PM (reserved for Settore Orientamento) - fully booked
    • Second shift at 5 PM - fully booked

We inform you that all the shifts, both in data Friday 4th May and Friday 18th May, are fully booked. However, given the high number of requests we have received, it is our intention to offer you new dates in the short term. Meanwhile, we recommend to follow our social pages to stay updated.

We also remember that to access every space of the University, participants must wear personal protective equipment (face masks) and have with them the Covid-19 declaration, correctly fulfilled, and signed. Body temperature checks can be implemented in compliance with Covid-19 regulations.

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.

You can partecipate to our tour every Saturday, with the exception of 11th Avril, 25th Avril, 8th August, 15th August and 26th December.

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.

Each turn can accommodate a maximum of 25 people and our guides can speak 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.

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  cafoscaritour@unive.it 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.