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

January 18, 2016
The Venice Carnival was always one of the most popular feast in the city, since old times. It was characterized by its magnificent masquerades, masked balls and feasts and the whole town was transformed into a vast theatre, full of music, dance and events. The mask, in its dual function of concealing and creating a new identity, is part of the Venetian culture and was developed through the work of "mascareri" (mask makers) achieving an aesthetical and artistic feature,  far beyond  its function.. Wandering through the calli (alleys) of Venice, you will find many shops offering masks as a souvenir and mask to wear during Carnival. That’s why you can meet Casanova and the ladies painted  by Gabriel Bella or different imaginary characters, so that the city becomes a surreal stage, confirming the widespread tradition of its carnival. Carnival starts officially with the Flight of the Angel (Jan 31st,) but many are the events for both adults and children starting from 23th January till 2nd February. But Carnival is not a feast if you don’t eat  “fritole",  fritters in Venitian style. Visit the official site under:
January 17, 2016

The Flight of the Angel is a traditional event that goes back to the Serenissima period, when an unknown guest of Venice, flying along a rope from San Marco bell tower to the middle of the square, offers an homage to the Doge. It is greeted in the crowded parterre by the groups of the historical re-enactments in costume. As a conclusion, the embrace of the Angel and the Doge will smooth the atmosphere of a square galvanized by scenographical effects always appreciated by the Italian and international networks.  The Flight is scheduled at 12:00 on Sunday 31st January

January 16, 2016
Agency photojournalistic images Cameraphoto - Archive Cameraphoto Ages Venice from November 20th 2015 to January 31st 2016 edited by Elizabeth Da Lio and Vittorio Pavan
January 13, 2016

The exhibition, edited by the Communication of the City of Venice and Venetian Institute for the History of Resistance and Contemporary Society (Iveser), in collaboration with the House of Cinema and the Film Circuit City, continues in the research work , storage and exploitation of the vast - unexplored - photographic heritage of the twentieth-century Venice.

The exhibition presents a series of images stored in various archives citizens - writes Marco Borghi during the presentation - illustrate activities and crafts hastily considered "minor", and perhaps exceeded, and clear evidence custodian instead of a history and a culture of Work still alive, able to express not only valuable "products" but also emotions, suggestions, values. (...) It is not for nothing a Venice "disappearance": the art and passion to design, shape and realize - albeit in great suffering and difficulty - still maintain strong roots distributed in more or less remote corners of a city who proudly insists on keeping "good memory" with an eye on the future.