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Arrival in Venice



We suggest you consider sustainable rentals such as Fairbnb.

Please find below a few choices that are meant as mere suggestions. We take no responsibility for the participants’ choice in accommodation

Istituto Canossiano, Dorsoduro 1323

Hotel Belle Arti, Dorsoduro 912/A

Being aware of possible budget issues, we also point here to generally cheaper alternatives:

On Giudecca:


Giudecca is the large island opposite Zattere, and if you are staying there you will need tickets for the vaporetto (possibly provided by the Campus, TBC).

In Mestre (15 minutes by bus or train away from Venice):



If you wish to rent accommodation close to the Campus main venues, select options in the Dorsoduro area, and in particular close to Santa Margherita, Campo dei Frari, San Tomà.

How to reach Venice from the airport, or from Mestre

Venice Airport – Marco Polo (VCE)

  • ALILAGUNA (boat), 27 Euros round trip
  • AEROBUS line 5 from/to Venice Piazzale Roma (15 Euros round trip) – takes 20 minutes – Timetable here
  • BUS line 15 from/to Mestre Train Station (15 Euros round trip) – Timetable here
  • ATVO BUS from/to Venice Piazzale Roma (15 Euros round trip) – Timetable here

Venice Treviso Airport –  Canova (TSF)

To check the ATVO Bus Express timetable:


If you are in the Station area, we suggest you use the train. With 1.35 euros each way you will have many fast regional and regional trains that connect Mestre to Venezia Santa Lucia. Remember to validate your tickets. You can buy it by the ticket office in station, automatic vending machine, or by app and website
You can also take the bus. There are several lines connecting Mestre to Piazzale Roma: check Google Maps or the ACTV website to see what is most convenient for you. One of the most frequent lines are T1 (Tram), and buses n.2, n.4 e 4L, n 5, 7 and 7L, all running frequently. The land transport ticket costs 1.5 euros, is valid for 75 minutes from when you validate it (it is mandatory to do so!) and can be purchased at newsstands and tobacconists, as well as at the counters marked ACTV in Piazzale Roma and Venezia Santa Lucia. Bus rides are also included in the weekly pass that you may receive from the Campus (TBC) Please note that the single fare tickets for buses are NOT valid for navigation (except for weekly passes). The single fare for ACTV water buses (vaporetto) costs 7.5 euros unless you have a weekly pass (which might be provided by the Campus, but we cannot tell you for certain at the moment).

Local travel

● Save money with weekly travel pass (provided by the Campus – TBC)
● Very efficient vaporetto timetable: CheBateo (can also be set to English, German, French or Spanish)

Where to eat

The area around Ca’ Foscari University/Campo Santa Margherita, where most of the Campus venues are located, offers a wide variety of options. We are suggesting just a few, viable for light snacks or a quick lunch, but there are many more:

Supermarkets in the Campus area:

Farmers’ markets:

Other Tips


We encourage a plastic-free Campus. In Venice there are plenty of public fountains, you can find a list here:


Participants in the Campus will be given free access to the University Wifi network, valid within all University premises. Ca’ Foscari University is also part of the Eduroam network.


List of Chemists/Pharmacies on duty:

Medical Emergencies: +39 041 2385600
Tourist medical assistance and first aid centre: Piazzale Roma-Train Station +39 041 5235134
National Emergency Line: 118


Daily updates on: Centro Previsioni e Segnalazioni Maree

Or you can download a specific app: Hi!Tide