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

May 23, 2016

The 15th International Architecture Exhibition, titled Reporting From the Front and directed by Alejandro Aravena, opens to the public on Saturday 28 May at the Giardini and Arsenale venues. The exhibition “will be about sharing with a broader audience, the work of people that are scrutinizing the horizon looking for new fields of action, facing issues like segregation, inequalities, peripheries, access to sanitation, natural disasters, housing shortage, migration, informality, crime, traffic, waste, pollution and participation of communities. And simultaneously will be about presenting examples where different dimensions are synthesized, integrating the pragmatic with the existential, pertinence and boldness, creativity and common sense”.(Aravena)

The exhibition features 88 Participants from 37 countries, 63 National Participations with 4 countries showcased for the first time, and 20 Collateral Events around Venice, one of them hosten in our Sala Tiziano and our cloister. Educational activities will again be offered for the year 2016, addressed to individuals and groups of students from schools of all levels and grades, from universities and fine arts academies, and to professionals, companies, experts, architecture fans and families.  Then, visit Venice with a different point of view as Alejandro Aravena hopes for the Biennale 2016 that might "offer a new point of view like the one Maria Reiche has on the ladder."

February 08, 2016
A vast anthological ehibition, the first in Italy, will recall this German painter and photographer linked to Pop Art on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the artist's birth and the 30th anniversary of his partecipation at the Venice Biennale, awarded by a Golden Lion. Info:
February 07, 2016
At Giorgio Cini Foundation over 300 works at this exhibition, from the well-known Viennese collection at the MAK and from private collections, presenting a glimpse of the history of glass-making in Austria between the Austrian-Hungarian Empire and the First Republic. Info: