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

February 15, 2019
Celebrate Carnival in Venice by introducing kids to a fabulous experience. Venice, during winter, has a special charm and Carnival with its street fun and games, costume parades and colourful folklore would be such a good experience for them. Theatre shows, music, workshops and much more in program for children and families for Carnival 2017 in Venice and in the mainland from February 16th to March 5th. Here is a selection of events for children: Carnival features a series of masquerade balls, parades (on both land and water), puppet shows, musical performances, and the Best Mask Contest – Kid’s Edition on March 4th 2019, Kids’ Carnival in Zelarino on March 5th 2019 and Carnival in Murano on February 24th and in Burano from February 28th to March 5th 2019
February 09, 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.

February 01, 2019
You can visit following next exhibitions: Going to concerts? The Season 2019 of the Giorgio Cini Foundation is a good opportunity to visit the Auditorium “ Lo Squero” on the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore, the old workshop at one time in charge of the repair of vessels and subsequently transformed into a modern and impressive auditorium, from where you can admire the lagoon and Sant'Elena gardens. (on February 9 and 28) Jazz at Sale Apollinee, Museum of Palazzo Grimani and T Fondaco dei Tedeschi by Veneto Jazz. Next concerts on February 9 and 16 and on March 2. Candiani Cultural Centre, with Candiani Groove, offers concerts until May. Three concerts on February 2,10 and 22. Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana will open on March 24 with the new exhibitions La Pelle - Luc Tuymans  and Luogo e segni . Don’t miss the events at Teatrino di Palazzo Grassi, among the others Fashion Aperture Uchronia e Utopian fashion on February 20, 21, 22.
January 25, 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:
January 21, 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