Summer school

Summer@SIE is the SIE's Summer School programme with courses for everyone, offered from late June to early August. Students can receive University credits upon successful completion of the final exam, and accommodation at a student residence or similar structure in Venice’s city centre may be requested.

Our joint summer schools are open exclusively to students regularly enrolled at Ca' Foscari or at the partner universities.

Living in Venice

Built on a cluster of small islands in the middle of a lagoon, Venice is one of the world’s most unique cities. Whether by water or by wandering, moving around the city is a pleasure, with something to look at around every single corner.

Visit its world-renown museums and art galleries, admire its majestic churches and historical monuments,  take a boat to Lido beach or to one of the many islands, celebrate the city’s traditional festivals... immerse yourself in history, in culture and in beauty every day of your studies.

Where we are

Our campus (San Sebastiano) is in the historical centre of Venice, close to Ca’ Foscari’s main campus, to local transport (vaporetti), and 15 minutes walk away from the main bus and train stations.

During the summer you can relax in the garden at San Sebastiano, or take a walk down Zattere and look out across to the islands of Giudecca and San Giorgio.



Summer School students coming from abroad receive comprehensive pre-departure arrival information and assistance with the visa process, as well as access to University libraries (open late), cafeterias, wifi, the buddy programme, and more.

Transport in Venice

The easiest (and the most beneficial!) way to get around Venice is by foot, but if you need to get somewhere fast or prefer to rest your legs, you can take one of the vaporetto (boat) lines which go down the grand canal and around the city perimeter, in the Venetian lagoon. 

Most vaporetto stops sell daily tickets and passes and they also provide maps. Single tickets cost €7.50. If you plan on using the vaporetto a lot you can purchase a Venezia Unica card for €20 (under 26 years) or €100 (over 26 years), on to which you can charge monthly passes or discounted 10-ticket books for only €14. For more information visit the ACTV website.

Last update: 26/11/2021