The renovated and renamed Ostello Venezia is a bargain (except for the waterbus fare), and our
directions make it easy to reach.
Also see our
Hostels / Convents / Camping
page for information on religious hostels that offer low-cost rooms and
dormitory beds to visitors during summer.
The Università Iuav di Venezia
has programs in architecture, design, fashion, visual arts, urban and regional
planning, and theatre. It was one of the first architecture schools in Italy,
dating back to 1926, and it has about 5,000 students (including exchange
students from other universities in Europe and overseas.)
Orsoni Mosaic Courses
Learn mosaic technique or portraiture at a studio run by an
internationally-renowned glass foundry. (Courses last from 3 to 14 days, and
you can book a room at Orsoni's own B&B.)
Ca' Foscari University of Venice
The largest academic institution in Venice has faculties scattered around
the city. You can take guided tours of
Ca' Foscari, the university's
headquarters palazzo on the Grand Canal.
Scuola Internazionale di Grafica Venezia
This school in Venice's Santa Croce neighborhood offers spring,
semester, and year-long academic programs.
VIU is a consortium of seven universities, the Fondazione di Venezia, and the Province of Venice. Its education and
research facilities are on the small lagoon island of San Servolo.
University Residential Study Center
Each spring and fall, twenty Wake Forest University students live and learn
for a semester in a palazzo on the Grand Canal. In the summer, the
WFU School of Law and the University of Venice usually offer a comparative law
program. (Note: This site changes URLs from time to time without warning, so it
may not be working when you click the link.)
This language school in Venice's Campo Santa Margherita offers classes and
individual tutoring throughout the year. (The school also has a branch in
Trieste.) We can personally recommend it.