In an atmosphere of ancient times, at our center you can find location for meetings concerning culture and hospitality inside an old monastery, restored and equipped with the latest technology. The Centre accommodates groups, individuals and families, and offers the opportunity to stay in a private and quiet place in the city centre of Venice, behind Gallerie dell’Accademia with direct overview on the Zattere quayside and on Giudecca Canal.

The entire building develops around three cloisters of 18th century and one cloister of 15th century near our Church of Santa Maria della Visitazione. Thanks to its vastness, its architecture, its gardens, its silence, our Center is an oasis inside the town: here even the rooms tell and create an atmosphere, by raising emotions.


Will let you discover all the magic atmospheres,
the incredible artistic heritage
of the Cultural Center Don Orione Artigianelli
and the magic in Venice.


What’s on in Venice

March 13, 2018

Our Sala Tiziano will host a very interesting exhibition dedicated to the famous painter Vangjush Mio.

The curators Prof. Vladimir Myrtezai and Migena Hajdarimpostra of BluArt - Events & Gallery ( have chosen numerous works by the Albanian impressionist painter, born in 1891 (March, 3rd) in Korçë, Albania.

He moved to Romania (Bucharest) for economic reasons and he completed his artistic education between Bucharest and Rome.

Known and loved as the most famous painter of the early 20th century for his landscapes in Albania, he also dedicated himself to painting beautiful portraits.

In Tirana he was dedicated a museum that collects most of his collection.

The exhibition is open every day from 10.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m.. On Friday 16th March from 5.00 to 8.00 p.m., the exhibition will officially open until 22nd April 2018.


March 12, 2018

With 11 Museums and over 40,000 square metres of exhibition space the Civic Museums network is one of greatest heritage to visit in Venice: over 10 centuries of architecture and decorations, more than 200,000 works of art and 2,000,000 naturalist exhibits.

To discover the very best of Venice, the Museums offer unusual approaches, actively involving the visitors in either Italian, English, French, Spanish or Russian languages.

If you're a family group there are many activities to book from story-telling to the workshops where they can make their own diorama or learn about glass making or the art of perfume or natural history. For the birthday of children aged 7 to 12 Ca 'Rezzonico and Ca' Pesaro become an extraordinary and gigantic "game in a box" to be shared with friends on a very special day. A game full of sense, however ... .and, in the end, space-cake and wishes !!!

And the libraries of the Museums? Specialized libraries are of particular importance, preserving important manuscripts and prints, as well as monografies and periodicals related to the history and art of Venice (Museo Correr Library), fashion and costumes from the 17th century to today (Palazzo Mocenigo Museum Library), the Venetian theater and the performing arts in general, with documents from the 17th to the 20th century (Carlo Goldoni’s House Library), natural sciences (Natural History Museum Library) and Modern and Contemporary Art (Ca’ Pesaro Library).

Do you want to find out what an ancient Venetian pharmacy looked like? On the 3rd floor of Ca' Rezzonico you can visit the «Ai Do San Marchi» pharmacy. It was located in Campo San Stin in Venice on the corner of Calle Donà. The earliest records of its existence date back to the second half of the seventeenth century: we know that in 1679 it was owned by Orazio Moscatello. Around mid-eighteenth century the owner was Bernardo Saletti who was responsible for the complete refurbishing of the premises and its furnishings. It was open until 1908.

Visiting a museum, can become a meaningful part of your vacation and you can spend as much or as little time as you like exploring beautiful venues: Going to the museum will make very special memories, providing an effective way of learning.

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Historically, Venice, gateway to the East, has always welcomed  people, cultures and religions.  The foreign merchants had their own building, named fondaco (from Arabic فُنْدُق funduq) that was accessible by water: the ground floor was used for storage. It combined the functions of a palace, warehouse, market and restricted living quarters for its population.  An example is the Fontego dei Turchi, which the Serenissima destined for Turkish merchants in 1621  and it was used for this purpose right up until 1838.

Now it is home to the Natural History Museum . Visiting the museum is a fascinating experience that brings many different senses into play. In each room, touch, sight and hearing all contribute to our understanding.

The Armenians settled for commerce in Venice since the thirteenth century. In the fifteenth century thanks to Caterino Zen's embassy at Ussan Cassan, king of Persia and lord of Armenia, their importance grew considerably. In 1496 they built the small church of St. Cross of Armenians, and they enlarged it between 1682 and 1688, year of its consecration. In 1717, Father Mechtiar of Sebaste obtained in concession the island of San Lazzaro: he restored the romanic church and built the convent. Another Armenian site is Palazzo Zenobio, a research centre for Armenian studies.

From "DeTourism"