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

December 07, 2018

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. Music, xmas markets, entertainment for children, ice skating rinks in Venice and much more.

The calendar of Le Città in Festa for Christmas offers a wide choice until Januari 2019.   Venice offers so many exhibitions! Do not miss Futuruins   at Palazzo Fortuny from December 14th to March 24th 2019 and at Centro Culturale Candiani  Venice and St. Petersburg. Patrons, artists and merchants   until March 3rd 2019.

If you love music, concerts, theatre  take the opportunity to join Advent in Music at the Church of San Trovaso on 9,16,23 / 12  and San Martino Festival at Christmas on December 21-22 at the Church of Santa Sofia and San Felice;  Christmas special guests at Goldoni Theatre on December 22nd and 23rd. In Mestre, Candiani Groove on December 7th and 14th.

Teatro Toniolo opens the season on December 22nd and 23rd with A Christmas Carol  other performances on December 26 and 31st. Dedicated to kids The magic of Zecchino d'Oro on January 6th.

From "DeTourism"
November 19, 2018

One of the most charatteristically Venetian itineraries in the mainland is, beyond a doubt,  the Riviera del Brenta. It is a good way of putting Venice in its historical perspective - showing it is to be more than a unique city which rose up from the lagoon as if by magic -  of seeing the landscape which influenced Venetian culture, and the places where residents of the Serenissima liked to spend idle summers. All this can be appreciated by travelling along the banks of the River Brenta, where the Venetians used to build their holiday villas and palaces. You first stop at Oriago to look at the villa Malcontenta, the work of Andrea Palladio. During winter closure, Villa could be visited - if possible - only for booked groups of minimum 30 people. At Mira Porte, Villa Foscari-Widman stands on the north bank of the river, and  then you find Barchessa Valmarana. An important monument is Villa Contarini detta dei Leoni, with its two marzocchi (lions bearing the shield) at the riverside entrance. Strà is the seat of the Villa Pisani National Museum in a park of 14 hectares, with splendid works of art, as Gianbattista Tiepolo’s masterpiece, The Glory of the Pisani family, a fresco on the ceiling of the ballroom. In Strà there is another Villa Pisani, known as La Barbariga, a 18th century villa with an English-style garden.

November 09, 2018

San Martino, on 11th November and the Madonna della Salute, on 21st, are two important feasts to rejoice to experience the city as a local. The Feast of St Martin is celebrated with a traditional sweet biscuit pastry representing St. Martin on horseback with his sword, while children go around to "batter sanmartin" or "to beat St. Martin" singing a nursery rhyme in exchange for sweets or coins. Do you want to prepare the traditional sweet ?

The Madonna della Salute is probably the least touristy of the Venetian festivities and is still a choral expression of the city's religious spirit .  The Basilica was erected, following the vote made by the Doge to eradicate the terrible plague of 1630, and dedicated to Santa Maria della Salute. From that 21st November  the church was known as Madonna della Salute - Our Lady of good Health -  both in the physical and spiritual sense.

Venetians' Week, from 16th to 21st November, free entrance to Peggy Guggenheim Collection  for residents of the Venice metropolitan area, on the occasion of the festivity of the Madonna della Salute, upon presentation of an ID or a Venezia Unica card. Entrance to the museum does not require reservation. For security reasons, access will be contingent.

November 21st is a Wednesday, so like every Wednesday for the residents of the metropolitan area, free entry to Palazzo Grassi and Punta della Dogana.

October 18, 2018

There are so many reasons to visit Venice and these beautiful autumn days are an invitation to go for a wander, choosing the most hidden itineraries. Whatever the reason, if you want to plan a trip to the city, we advise you to plan your trip by choosing in the Tourist Report the less crowded days.

Venice is always a cultural laboratory and it is in the art that it reveals its best features.

Here are some suggestions. Visit #Freespace ,the 16th International Architecture Exhibition until Nov. 25, 2018. In addition to the national pavilions of Giardini and Arsenale, there are many venues scattered around Venice, in historic buildings, churches and museums. When visiting the island of San Giorgio to see the works exhibited for the Biennale, take your time to visit also the exhibition dedicated to the M.V.M. Cappellin Glassworks and the Young Carlo Scarpa. Since you are there, do not forget to climb the bell tower of San Giorgio Maggiore to enjoy the wonderful panorama and visit the Abbey. If you love the greenery, do not forget a tour of the gardens and the Borges Maze and the art collections.

Snapshots from the Garden of Eden, continues at the Jewish Museum until Nov. 4th, 2018.

Léon Bakst. Symbol of the Ballets Russes at Palazzo Cini until 11/19/2018. Walking then from San Vio, we reach the Peggy Guggenheim Collection where you can admire 1948: The Biennale of Peggy Guggenheim, the exhibition, the garden and the initiatives reserved for children aged 6 to 10.

October 11, 2018

A tourist experience is not complete if you do not have the experience of local and wine specialties. Cuisines are a mix of tangible and intangible elements that contribute to the cultural values of a place. Do you want to discover secret places and suggestions to understand the culture of food and  wine in the Venetian territory and its metropolitan area? Here are some reccomendations: the Fair of Stra from 12 to 16 October 2018 and Oct.31 - Nov. 1st; the Feast of San Leonardo Spinea 19, 20, 21 October 2018 with activities for children, markets and food stalls; the Autumn Festival in Jesolo 19-21 October; the Goose Fair and Zogo de l'Oca (Goose game)  in Mirano on November10 -11 . On November 11th in Venice,  San Martino is celebrated both on the mainland and in the historic city with many events for children and their families: animations, music, workshops, food stands keep the tradition alive. The typical dessert of this festival  has the shape of St. Martin on horseback, flailing his sword , and is decorated with  icing sugar or covered with melted chocolate and garnished with candies. Do you want to cook it yourself? Here is the real Venetian recipe  Pumpkin, new wine, chestnuts are the ingredients of many traditional dishes. You can buy these products from local producers in the metropolitan area, at the markets or from the agro-food companies. While wandering in the outskirts of Venice, do not miss a visit to the Venetian villas to better understand the art and treasures of the Serenissima Republic in the mainland.