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

August 12, 2016

Water is the element that most characterises Venice and it is no coincidence that the most famous and spectacular festivity in the city, the Historical Regatta, takes place on the waters of the Grand Canal. The event starts with a magnificent historical procession, commemorating the welcome given to Caterina Cornaro, widow of the King of Cyprus, in 1489 after she renounced her throne in favour of Venice. It is a pageant of 16th century style boats, with the boat representing the Serenissima, at its head. Then comes the competition: the champions regatta in "gondolini", the regatta in "caorline", the women's regatta in "mascarete", the young rowers' regatta in "pupparini"

July 20, 2016

From 31st August to 10th September 2016 will be held the 73. Venice International Film Festival directed by Alberto Barbera. The Festival is to promote knowledge and dissemination of international cinema in all its forms of art, entertainment and industry, in a spirit of freedom and dialogue. The exhibition organizes retrospectives and homages to major figures as a contribution towards a better knowledge of the history of cinema.

For further information:

La Biennale di Venezia +39 041 5218711

July 11, 2016

If you’re in Venice on the third Saturday and Sunday in July, be sure to take part in the Feast of Redentore, which commemorates the end of the plague of 1576 and is an important and typical feast that is still celebrated for its special significance for Venetians. Every year a floating bridge is placed over the Giudecca Canal which reaches across to the Redentore Church, for the special religious ceremonies which are associated with. At dusk, Saint Mark’s basin becomes a stage when it begins to fill up with boats adorned with garlands and balloons, as everyone awaits the main event – the fireworks – which are severely judged by Venetians. The best spots to view the fireworks and their mirror image in the water, are the Giudecca and the Riva degli Schiavoni. For a more remote viewing site, head to Sant’Elena or the Lido. True Venetians view them from the water, organizing party boats that are there from late afternoon on, and bringing a variety of Venetian specialties, with sarde in saor, pasta e fagioli, watermelon and white wine.When the fireworks are over, people often stroll to the Lido to wait for sunrise. The following day, cross the floating bridge for the traditional Redentore Regatta (from 4 pm) the exciting boat race of which you can catch the best views of the finishing line from the Redentore church. The Redentore is a great time to be in Venice, very festive, a Venetian party but everybody can join in: you'll enjoy it!

From "DeTourism"

May 27, 2016

In occasion of 15. International architecture exhibition-the Venice Biennale, was inaugurated, Friday May 27th, at 16.00 at our Center, the exhibition "EIRETAMA" of Brazilian designers Mameluca Studio. Artists, inspired by the unique tattoos and body paints of the Indians of the Amazon rainforest, which resemble the structure of the hives, have designed and built the original facilities for street furniture: benches, chairs, tables etc., all made from recycled materials such as old tires truck wheels. The setting is really impressive, our Cloister Don Orione was transformed into a piece of Brazilian forest: this is a sensory-emotional experience. Entering the porch you are greeted by the chirping of the budgies and colourful pictures of the Indians with the directions of the study carried out by designers to get to the execution of works that have been exhibited in the Central Garden enriched by plants and beach towels fluttering; These are the images of the forest trees and give off the scent of the forest itself, being sprayed every day from essential oil "Rainforest" came directly from there.

May 27, 2016

On Friday 27th May 2016 at 19.00 inside the cloister of the Centro Culturale Don Orione Artigianelli (Dorsoduro 909-919, Venice, facing the Zattere stop) it opens the exhibition of the Venetian artist Arturo Calce, open from 25th May to 26th June from 10.00 till 19.00, closed on Mondays. Putting himself in relation to the Biennale, which will open its doors to the public in those days, Arturo Calce has developed a project of spatialization of his works that will materialize in a cubic shape inside of the beautiful cloister in the Dorsoduro district. The walls of the "Little Qube Flat" of Calce are a barrier which separates it from the horizontal relation with those around you, for projecting towards the opposite poles of Earth and Heaven. A work to live and dwell, in time ephemeral Venetian, an event steeped in the same idea of cube, symbol of strength, stability and complete realization. Composing together Plexiglas panels that make up the support chosen by the artist for his work, is to build a space/home that can fulfill the dual function of observation and place of refuge. The cube is visible until 26th June, will be split during the finissage in his 36 components, which are then sold as multiples to the audience. A way to stress the worthless yet concrete of the artwork.