Glass inside the Venetian Palaces: Ca’ Foscari and Ca’ Dolfin

Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia - Ca’ Foscari Tour

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    During the tour of Ca’ Foscari and Ca’ Dolfin, lasting around 75 minutes, visitors will discover the spaces and the history of two symbolic sites of the university. The itinerary starts in the courtyards of Ca’ Foscari, visiting the Historical Archive exhibition and the splendid Aula Baratto designed by Carlo Scarpa, and then continues to the Ca’ Dolfin building opposite Ca’ Foscari. Ca’ Dolfin, a 16th -Century palace, is home to the splendid Aula Magna Silvio Trentin, decorated with frescos from the 17th Century, and gives visitors the chance to admire a unique view of the Basilica dei Frari.


    On the occasion of The Venice Glass Week”, Ca’ Foscari Tour offers an in-depth analysis of the history of the glass within Ca’ Foscari and Ca’ Dolfin. There is particular focus on chandeliers made by Murano glassmakers and wall-lights formed by architect Carlo Scarpa.


    The guided tours in Italian and in English will take place according to the following calendar:
    September, 10th 2018, 3.30pm - 4.45pm (Italian)
    September, 11th 2018, 9.30am - 10.45am (English)
    September, 14th 2018, 3.30pm - 4.45pm (English), 5pm - 6.15pm (Italian)

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    Images courtesy of: Università Ca' Foscari Venezia - Ca' Foscari Tour

    1. Logo di Ca’ Foscari Tour.
    2. Panoramica dell’Aula Magna Silvio Trentin – Ca’ Dolfin.
    3. Dettaglio del lampadario in vetro di Murano nell’Aula Magna Silvio Trentin – Ca’ Dolfin.
    4. Lampade applique in coppa di vetro opaco, di stile Novecento, rette da coppie di braccio di ferro convergenti (progetto di Carlo Scarpa)
    5. Lampadari in vetro nel salone del Rettorato a Ca’ Giustinian dei Vescovi
    6. Facciata della sede centrale dell’Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia.

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    • Sunday 9th September


    • Monday 10th September

      3:30 pm - 4:45 pm

    • Tuesday 11th September

      9:30 am - 10:45 am

    • Wednesday 12th September


    • Thursday 13th September


    • Friday 14th September

      3:30 pm - 4:45 pm5:00 pm - 6:15 pm

    • Saturday 15th September


    • Sunday 16th September


    • June 20, 2019 12:23 pm local time

    • FULL
      € 7
      € 6
    Languages Spoken
    English, Italian
    Type of Venue
    Educational Institution