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
- Ice Skating in Venice, Campo San Polo until March 5th 2019
- The Tinderbox at Goldoni Theater on February 17th 2019
- Kids Day at Peggy Guggenheim Collection on February 17 and 24, 2019
- From February 23rd to March 3rd 2019 the Biennale di Venezia organizes The International Kids' Carnival at Ca' Giustinian
- Mestre Carnival Street Show on February 23th and 24th and from February 28th to March 5th 2019
- It’s Carnival! Free workshop for families in Italian at Ca’Rezzonico on February 24th, 2019
- Carnival in Marghera on February 23th and March 2nd,3rd 2019
- Flight of the donkey in Mestre, Piazza Ferretto on March 3rd 2019
- Parade Floats in Campalto on March 3rd 2019
Love keeps me alive only to enable me to die again Giacomo Casanova
Venice, with its romantic and hidden spots surrounded by the wonderful lagoon landscape, is the city of love and lovers.
Here are five romantic places and off the beaten path where you can hold hands admiring the beauties of the city of water: the portico of the Abbazia de la Misericordia overlooking the Rio della Sensa in Cannaregio; the Ponte dei Miracoli, near the beautiful Church of Santa Maria dei Miracoli in Cannaregio; in Dorsoduro along the Fondamenta degli Incurabili, Zattere, overlooking Saint Mark basin and the Giudecca island; Campo della Confraternita next to the Church of San Francesco della Vigna in Castello; Campo San Nicolò dei Mendicoli, in Dorsoduro, dominated by the bell tower of the Church of San Nicolò dei Mendicoli, one of the oldest in Venice.
- Futuruins at Palazzo Fortuny until March 24 2019
- From Gesture to Form. Postwar European and American Art from the Schulhof Collection at Peggy Guggenheim Collection until March 18 2019
- 4444 Acqua e Fuoco at Ca’Rezzonico adn Palazzo Ferro FIni until April 1 2019
- Contemporary Dialogues with Tintoretto at Ca’d’Oro until February 24 2019
- 1988 - 2018. Tentativi di ritratto at San Servolo Island from February 6 to March 10 2019
- At Candiani Cultural Centre two exhibitions: Venice and Saint Petersburg. Artists, Princes and Merchants until March 24 marzo 2019 and Turbulent America Jean-Pierre Laffont from February 17 to May 30 2019
- Public Transport in Venice at Forte Marghera until March 31 2019
- L’Italia dei fotografi. 24 storie d’autore at M9 until June 16 2019
Music, animation, concerts, shows, workshops. A rich calendar of events for kids and their families in program this year in Venice. Here our selection for you: Peggy Guggenheim Collection offers the Kids Day, free workshops aimed for children between 4 and 10 years of age. It takes place every Sunday from 3 to 4:30 pm. The project introduces younger visitors to modern and contemporary art in an accessible and engaging way, giving them the opportunity to learn and experiment with artistic techniques and themes. At Casa Macchietta (Querini Stampalia Foundation) until March 21, kids from 5 years can approach the music in a creative and entertaining way through keyboard, song and instrumental accompaniment. The Civic Museums Foundation of Venice organizes free special events in Italian for families until May 2019. Palazzo Grassi – Punta della Dogana offers to families tools and guided tours inviting them to discover together the exhibitions. The activities will start on the occasion of the new exhibitions: La Pelle - Luc Tuymans at Palazzo Grassi from 24/03/2019 to 06/01/2020, Luogo e segni at Punta della Dogana from 24/03/2019 to 15/12/2019. Not only for kids at Candiani Cultural Centre organizes activities and shows for children but as the title says, not only ... for kids!. Many plays and concerts for children and their families: Famiglie a Teatro at Goldoni Theater, Domenica a Teatro at Momo Theater, Instancabile Teatro at Groggia Theater, educational activities at Teatro La Fenice, concerts for families at Palazzetto Bru Zane until May. For all the events visit the events calendar!Venice Carnival: Many events dedicated to children on the occasion of the 2019 Carnival. Here our selection for you:
- Ice Skating in Venice, Campo San Polo until March 5 2019
- From February 23 to March 3 2019 la Biennale di Venezia organizes the The International Kids' Carnival at Ca' Giustinian
- Mestre Carnival Street Show on February 23 and 24 and from February 28 to March 5 2019
- Carnival in Burano from February 28 to March 5 2019
- Parade Floats in Marghera on March 2 2019
- Flight of the donkey in Mestre, Piazza Ferretto on March 3 2019
- Best Mask Contest – Kid’s Edition on March 4 2019
- Kids’ Carnival in Zelarino on March 5 2019
If you are near Castello, Calle dei Furlani, don't miss the opportunity to visit the church of San Giovanni Battista of the Order of Malta. The church of San Giovanni Battista is a church that has given hospitality to two different chivalric orders: Knights Templars and Knights Hospitalers. The church was built in 1187 by the Knights Templars, at the same time as the nearby close conventual building, in present times the seat of the Grand Priory of Lombardy and Venice: The Church was referred to over the centuries as the church of San Giovanni during the time of the Knights Templars, Giovanni Battista during the Knights Hospitallers, but by Venetians as the Church of San Giovanni dei Furlani, due to the large presence of the community from Friuli in this area. The present complex goes back to the restoration works carried out by the Grand Master Sebastiano Michiel between 1498 and 1505. The church had originally seven altars, in 1498 these were reduced to five and in 1806 during the time of Napoleon the church was stripped of all of them and used as theatre. When the Austrians repossessed Venice the church was redecorated with three altars coming from the storehouse of the State Property of Santa Margherita. Giovanni Bellini painted for this church the altar piece depicting the baptism of Jesus and close to him the commissioner of the painting, the Grand Master Sebastiano Michiel in 1500. Info: Palazzo Malta, Castello 3253 Venezia te. +39 3478727201
IN THE ART OF VENICE