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 15, 2018

The start date of the Venice Carnival 2018 is Saturday, January 27th, when the Canale di Cannaregio becomes the scenery of the first part of an evocative evening show. The following day, Sunday, January 28th the Venetian festival on the water continues with the second part of the festival, which includes a water procession at noon of the Voga alla Veneta Rowing Associations.From Saturday 3rd February we enter the living with the masks contest, the Feast of the Marys - the parade leaves at 2.30 pm from San Piero di Castello and reaches Piazza San Marco at 4 pm after traveling via Garibaldi and Riva degli Schiavoni - and others appointments in the streets and squares of the city.

Televenezia is media partner of the event.Sunday, February 4th is the Flight of the Angel to officially open the Carnival with the spectacular descent of the Angel of the Carnival on Piazza San Marco at 12 pm.

The guest who will fly from the Campanile di San Marco on the square below will be the Maria winner of the 2017 Carnival, or the splendid Elisa Costantini.During the following week, the festivities continue between the masks of the competition and the activities related to the theme of the carnival 2018: in Piazza San Marco every day from 11.00 to 17.00 masks, actors and actors reproduce the craft and workshop activities of the eighteenth-century Venice. On Sunday 11th February the Volo dell'Aquila will take place, while during the day the masks will continue, with the final of the competition of the most beautiful mask. We report that the name of the guest who will play the Eagle in 2018 has not yet been announced. The Venice Carnival ends on February 13th - Shrove Tuesday - with the coronation of the Maria of the Carnival 2018 at 4.30pm and the Svolo del Leon at 5pm; both events in Piazza San Marco.

From "DeTourism"
January 15, 2018
“When I seek another word for music, I never find any other word than Venice" (Friedrich Nietzsche) And if Venice itself is identified with music, there are also many opportunities to attend musical or dance events. Here a selection  for you:   From "DeTourism"
January 08, 2018

Travelling is a pleasure already dreamed and "arriving at each new city, the traveler finds again a past of his that he did not know he had: the foreignness of what you no longer are or no longer possess lies in wait for you in foreign, unpossessed places.” (Italo Calvino, Invisible Cities)

Imagining a trip to Venice, getting lost in the alleys and enjoying the view of sunsets or the feeling of  the water in the canals, all these are sensations that you can see in your mind but that  you can experience only on site:  follow the sustainable itineraries away from  the tourist paths to discover unusual glimpses of the city or following the cultural routes to discover the heritage in the city districts.  Others will imagine themselves wearing a mask in the Carnival of Venice, but in any case there are experience, sensations, emotions that you can live only here, related to the events of a city that is different and unique. Discover Venice and its silence, the sound of your footsteps,  the bitter cold in the foggy days; in the limpid ones you can even see an incredible mountain view from the lagoon. You can do it, respecting the city and living it in harmony with the daily life of Venetians.

We wish you a wonderful 2018 full of happy and safe travels!

From "DeTourism"
December 28, 2017
If you are planning a visit or a vacation in Venice during the Christmas season, you can experience the city like the Venetians do since the crowds of the tourist season are gone. Why don't tour the churches with the paintings of the Nativity? In the Church of san Giuseppe di Castello, on the tympanum above the portal, there is a bas-relief representing The Adoration of the Magi by Giulio dal Moro. On the main altar, the Adoration of the Shepherds is the work of Paolo Veronese; another of his paintings, the Nativity of Christ , is in the Church of san Sebastiano. And the discovery continues: in the Church of santa Maria dei Carmini, Nativity with Saints by Cima da Conegliano; in the Church of san Nicolò dei Mendicoli the Adoration of the Magi by Alvise Benfatto; in the Church of san Trovaso, the Adoration of the Magi by Domenico Tintoretto and in the Church of san Zaccaria, the Adoration of the Shepherds by Antonio Balestra; in the Basilica of San Giovanni e Paolo the Adoration of the Shepherds by Paolo Veronese. The Nativity by Tiepolo can be admired in the ceiling of the Church of santa Maria del Rosario (Gesuati) while in the Gallerie dell'Accademia the Triptych of the Nativity by Giovanni Bellini and in the Scuola Grande di San Rocco, the Adoration of the Shepherds by Jacopo Tintoretto. Do not skip the Museum of Icons where you can admire the Nativity scene in an icon from the second half of the 15th century. In the Church of Scalzi, near Venice railway station, on show two glass cribs, Murano Glass Christmas from December 16th to January 20th 2018. Other nativity scenes in the Terra dei Tiepolo in various locations in the mainland. From "DeTourism"
December 07, 2017

Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, especially for children, and to spend it in Venice adds magic to it, as Venice at Christmas is the city as it exists for locals.

The calendar of Le Città in Festa for Christmas offers a wide choice.

Do not miss Christmas markets in Venice and in the Metropolitan City! You can choose among Venezia Christmas Village in Campo Santo Stefano (until January 7, 2018) or in Campo San Polo (from December 8 to February 13, 2018) and the Antiques Fair at Campo San Maurizio on December 8,9,10. Visit the Christmas Markets in Mestre until December 30 or Jesolo Christmas Village until January 7, 2018. Here is a selection of the best street markets!

Christmas shopping in Venice is a unique opportunity to provide you with exclusive ideas thanks to its unique handmade gifts and handicraft. My Christmas Venice, in Dorsoduro, offers the authentic tradition with music, street markets, workshops and events for children and you can pick up very special gifts.

  From "DeTourism"