Ca' Foscari Tour

Discover the history of the University and its historical palace

Ca' Foscari Tour

How to participate?

Our tours take place on Saturday mornings starting at 10:00, 10:40, 11:20, 12:00 from the courtyard of Ca' Foscari.

The tours, lasting 40 minutes, are offered free of charge to citizens and all visitors who would like to take advantage of the service. The tours, in Italian and/or English, will allow visitors to explore the history of the University and its headquarters. Depending on the availability of university spaces, you will be able to admire Ca' Foscari and the Aula Baratto, renovated by Carlo Scarpa and which will captivate you with its magnificent view of the Grand Canal; or Ca' Dolfin and the Aula Magna Silvio Trentin, a richly frescoed 18th-century hall in which to breathe in the atmosphere of the Venice of the past. And then, what else? The Niobe Courtyard, the small 15th-century courtyard in the heart of the headquarters that houses the Shrine of the Cafoscarini who fell in the conflicts of the 20th century and other spaces usually unknown.

No reservation is necessary;Ca' Foscari students will accompany you on this special tour.

They will be waiting for you at the Ca' Foscari Tour desk at least 10 minutes before the indicated departure time at the courtyard of Ca' Foscari (Dorsoduro 3246, 30123 Venice).

April Month Tour:

  • Saturday, 2024 April 6
  • Saturday, 2024 April 13
  • Saturday, 2024 April 20

The official audio guide 

The Ca' Foscari Tour, in collaboration with the  Un Amico a Venezia [ITA], is pleased to announce the gift in memory of Fiorella Ruffato and enthusiastically presents its new audio guide. A valuable tool for those who wish to quickly explore the history of the magnificent palace and Ca' Foscari University during their visit.

To access the audio guide, simply scan the QR Code located at the entrance of the Ca' Foscari courtyard. You will be redirected to the dedicated website, where you can easily start the short tour.

The audio guide is available in three languages: Italian, English, and Spanish, ensuring a pleasant experience for visitors from different parts of the world.

Explore the beauty and history of Ca' Foscari in an informative and engaging way with our audio guide.

Thanks to Fondazione Ca' Foscari e Radio Ca' Foscari.

Tour to the former slaughterhouse of San Giobbe

Tour to the former slaughterhouse of San Giobbe, now home to the Ca' Foscari Economic Campus.The history of the place used as the island's slaughterhouse has its roots as far back as the Middle Ages, over the centuries many changes and design proposals such as that of Le Corbusier.

The tour is scheduled every first Friday of the month at 16:00

May Month Tour: Friday 3 May

Reservations required. Sign up for the St. Job's tour.

Meeting point: Cannaregio 873, Fondamenta San Giobbe, 30121 Venice

Duration: about 40 minutes

Tour of Ca' Dolfin

Our Ca' Dolfin tour will allow visitors to explore the building and its Aula Magna Silvio Trentin, a richly frescoed 18th-century hall in which to breathe in the atmosphere of the Venice of the past. 

The tour is scheduled every last Friday of the month at 15:00

May Month Tour: Wednesday 22 May

Reservations required. Sign up for the Ca' Dolfin tour.

Meeting point: Dorsoduro 3825/D, 30123 Venezia

Duration: about 40 minutes

Would you like to organize an ad hoc visit?

Ca' Foscari Tour is a project that aims to tell the story of the University and to show the most evocative places of the Ca' Foscari and Ca' Dolfin venues.The tours are free of charge and to guide you are student collaborators who will accompany you on a personalized and engaging tour.The initiatives are free and open to all.

Tour ad hoc

Are you a professor or member of the University's Technical Administrative Staff and would like to organize an ad hoc tour? Send an email to  cafoscaritour@unive.it at least 15 days in advance and, depending on space availability, we will arrange your tour.

Groups and families

If you would like to book a tour, please contact us at  cafoscaritour@unive.it  and, subject to availability, we can create custom tours for you.

School groups 

Want to organize a tour for your classroom? We organize tours for all grades, email  cafoscaritour@unive.it  to schedule a tour.

Virtual tour

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