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

September 18, 2017

12 good rules for the responsible visitor make up a sort of handbook with advice and recommendations to become travellers that are more aware and respectful towards Venice's landscape, environment, artistic beauties and identity.

1. Discover the hidden treasures of Venice in the least visited places to appreciate Venice’s exceptional beauty.

Campo San Maurizio is one of the most beautiful squares in Venice: in the Saint Mark's district, it houses several interesting palaces from an architectural and historical point of view. On the west side, the Palazzo Bellavite,  frescoed by Paolo Veronese, was home to the poet Giorgio Baffo and Alessandro Manzoni who lived there from 1803 to 1804, while the church of Saint Maurizio, of very ancient building construction, was in the 18th century the atelier of the sculptor Antonio Canova.

The Flea and Vintage Market in Campo San Maurizio, in the weekend from September 22 to September 24, is the appointment not to to be missed in Venice, with over fifty dealers exhibiting on typical wooden benches under wide tents, unchanged since the 1970s, the setting up of the market. Ancient and rare books, paintings, fans, lamps and mirrors, passé memorabilia and prints, vintage dresses and Burano old laces are on display for the enthusiasts and collectors of antiques and collectibles.


From "DeTourism"

September 14, 2017

The European Heritage Days are back and in the last weekend of September (23-24) in Venice the doors of the most interesting monuments, buildings, premises and areas are open to the public. You can choose among  walks and guided tours in premises usually not open to the public, and historical nature walks in the islands.

For The European Day of Languages, September 26th, high school students of Veneto will present multimedia products focusing on the promotion of linguistic diversity at Santa Marta Theatre. September 27 is World Tourism Day. This year's theme, International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, is "Sustainable tourism: a tool for development". The City of Venice launched for the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, the awareness campaign #EnjoyRespectVenezia designed to direct visitors towards the adoption of responsible and respectful behaviour towards the environment, landscape, artistic beauties and identity of Venice and its inhabitants. The objective is to raise awareness of tourist impact, with the belief that responsible travelling can contribute to sustainable development.

On September 29th, for VENETONIGHT – the European Researchers’ Night, media events, performances, experiments, conferences, exhibitions, children's activities,  guided tours will take place in the cities of Venice, Padua and Verona. From "DeTourism"

August 31, 2017

The Venetian-style rowing continues to live in the rowing season but its peak is the famous Historical Regatta. On the first Sunday of September, the spectacular race takes place in the Grand Canal. The event opens with the historical procession of splendid festive boats with hundreds of figures re-evoking the triumphal welcome accorded by the Serenissima to the Queen of Cyprus, Caterina Cornaro, who, in 1489, had "donated" her kingdom to Venice. This year the dragon boats, in Venice for their championships, participate in the parade of boats in the Grand Canal Then the races start, preceded by the regatta of children on two-oared mascarete, followed by the race for the Very Young on twin-oared pupparini, then by male crews on 6-oared caorline. Then it's up to the International Universities Boat Challenge on eight-oared galleons by the crew of Ca’ Foscari and Iuav Universities, the University of Padua, the University of Vienna, and the University of Warwick. Then women's race on two-oared mascarete, and the high spot of the event sees the famous rowing champions compete on gondolini.

#EnjoyRespectVenezia FROM "DeTourism"  
August 02, 2017
Traveling is a way of living,  a way of knowing the culture, traditions and social rules of a place. So why do not start discovering Venetian culinary tradition? Venice is a seaside city and our traditional dishes contain seafood. However there are also recipes with vegetables coming from the islands, e.g. artichokes from the island of Sant'Erasmo, pumpkin, asparagus, radicchio, beans and peas.  "Cicheti" (Venetian tapas), wine and bacaro tour (the inns tour) area typical Venetian. To keep clients sober, Venetian vendors that were ahead of their time, invented a type of street food. So, according to seasons and availability, the following cichèti appeared on the stalls: “folpeti” (boiled octopus), “castraure” (early season, violet-coloured baby artichokes from the island of Sant’Erasmo), croutons with “bacalà mantecato” (creamy salted codfish), “sarde in saor” (tasty fried sardines) - an emblem of Venetian fusion cooking, fried vegetables, cured meats, various cheeses, all the parts of quinto quarto (i.e. offal) from the “rumegal” (little pieces of beef rumen), “spienza” (calf spleen), “trippa rissa” (herb-flavoured boiled tripe) “nerveti” (nerves served with raw onion). When visiting Venice, a  UNESCO World Heritage site, adopt responsible and respectful behaviour towards the environment, landscape, artistic beauties and identity of Venice and its inhabitants.  #EnjoyRespectVenezia FROM "DeTourism"  
July 25, 2017
Eight are the cultural itineraries that Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia promotes together with  the official Venice guides and Comune di Venezia to discover the heritage, the history of the city of Venice and its Museums. . Discover the itineraries included in “Museums and more”: Venice and the Theatre: city walk and visit to the historic home of Carlo Goldoni  an itinerary on foot tracing the theatrical history of Venice from past to present. The Venetian “Risorgimento” and the struggle for liberty: city walk and Correr Museum tour. This itinerary focuses on the French and Austrian domination of Venice in the nineteenth century and the city’s part in the struggle for liberation and the reunification of Italy. The Frari church and Ca’ Pesaro: Power and Art Let’s explore the Frari church together, to understand the influence of the Pesaro family. We will then visit their sumptuous home on the Grand Canal, Ca’ Pesaro, which is now Venice’s fascinating Museum of Modern Art. Discover 18th century Venice: Giacomo Casanova e Ca’ Rezzonico Let us take a walk together and discover 18th century Venice. The history of Venice through the halls of the Correr Museum to learn about  the thousand-year-long history of the Venetian Republic just by walking through the halls of the Correr Museum and St. Mark’s Library. Individual Ambition and Collective Participation: Ca’ Rezzonico and the Scuola Grande dei Carmini the magnificent architectural and decorative works, including the Scuole Grandi's  majestic headquarters with extraordinary decorative elements. Aromas and Colours of Eighteenth-Century Venice: Palazzo Mocenigo and the Surrounding Area  to discover the sumptuous eighteenth-century interiors dedicated to fashion, furnishings, art and the aromas of the era. Venice, Fortuny and the Belle Époque  to discover the process of modernisation of the urban fabric in that period and a visit to the museum which the Spanish artist Mariano Fortuny y Madrazo transformed into both his home and his extraordinary and innovative workshop of experimentation. "Museums and more" participate in the awareness campaign of the City of Venice #EnjoyRespectVenezia.