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Warwick Venice Centre

Warwick Venice Centre


Our beautiful new home in the heart of historic Venice will benefit thousands of students, researchers and partners from all over the world.

Overlooking the Grand Canal, the space within the Palazzo Giustinian Lolin building will be used as an all-year round centre for seminars, summer schools and degree modules.

Our history in Venice

We first opened a base in Venice in 1967 and Warwick is believed to be one of the only universities in the world to have a permanent base in the city.

Dating back to the 17th century, the baroque-style building will provide a once in a lifetime opportunity for students to immerse themselves in the history, art and culture of this amazing city.

Our famous ‘Venice’ term allows history and history of art students to study the Renaissance in situ – to see the Renaissance come alive in the buildings and artworks of Venice, led by world class teachers and experts.

The unique programme has been a hugely important experience for many generations of Warwick students and underlines our deep commitment to the arts and international collaborations.

We hope Palazzo Giustinian Lolin will be used by partners, researchers and other disciplines over the coming years – so that it become a space for the whole university to benefit from.

Global citizen

Warwick has always been an outward looking, global university, and it’s vital we continue to build strong partnerships both internationally and within Europe to boost learning, research and provide opportunities for our students and staff.

We are proud to be a member of the EUTOPIA alliance, delivering open, innovative and inclusive higher education in Europe. The mission of EUTOPIA is to build a unique and daring alliance of transformative and engaged institutions. Warwick remains at its heart, and we are ready to reinvent ourselves to build the European university of the future.

We already work closely with Ca’ Foscari (University of Venice), one of the EUTOPIA partners, and our base will help us further strengthen our education and research work with them.

In 2024, the year marking the 700thanniversary of the death of one of the world’s great explorers, Marco Polo, the University of Warwick is proud to partner with 36 global institutions to launch the Marco Polo International Programme.

Our International Strategy and Relationship Team nurture strategic relationships across Africa, Australia, China, Europe, North America and beyond.



Study in Venice

Discover courses that give students a unique opportunity to study in Venice:

Conferencing in Venice

Situated inside the 17th century Palazzo Giustinian Lolin along the Grand Canal, our beautifully designed spaces give you the flexibility to hold intimate meetings, teach courses, or host larger seminars and conferences.

Venice memories

The Faculty of Arts has taught generations of our students during their Venice terms.

Hear alumni memories of studying in Venice:

Hear staff memories of teaching in Venice:


Latest news from Venice

University of Warwick to restore unique historical Venetian document as part of new Marco Polo International Programme launch

Researchers at the University of Warwick’s Warwick Venice Centre, will restore a significant historical document that has been lost for more than 70 years, revealing a new perspective on global exchange in the decade after Marco Polo’s death.  

University of Warwick teams up with Ca’ Foscari University in Venice to create museum exhibitions of the future

The University of Warwick is collaborating with Ca’ Foscari University of Venice to analyse Roman artefacts in a history project which could change the face of museums for the 21st century.

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University of Warwick opens new Venice home as part of record £100m investment in the arts

The University of Warwick has today announced the opening of a new ‘home’ in the heart of Venice – as part of an ambitious £100m programme of investment in the arts and humanities.

Tags: Venice, Arts

Global news from Venice

ERINN Conference 2024

ERINN’s annual conference took place between 3-5 June 2024 at the Warwick in Venice building, the Palazzo Guistinian Lolin.

Economic Research on Identity, Norms, and Narratives (ERINN) is a team of researchers from institutions across the world. The basic premise underpinning the team is that economic activity takes place in social contexts, which structure and co-determine people’s preferences, beliefs, and constraints. The role of this network of researchers is to bring these processes to the forefront of economic analysis.

The team have held annual conferences for the past 7 years, hosting speakers to talk about their world-leading research at institutions such as the Paris School of Economics, LSE and Georgetown University.

This year, we welcomed 12 speakers, 10 members of the core ERINN team, and 10 attendees to the Warwick in Venice building for the first time. The fantastic location of the venue in the heart of Venice, as well as the social experiences organised across different parts of the city, made this conference very popular and memorable for those attending.

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The Warwick-Hopkins PhD summer school on the Environmental Humanities

The Warwick-Hopkins PhD summer school on the Environmental Humanities is off to a great start! We’ve talked about the environment in Venetian Painting, the poetics of water, sources of materials for the Doge’s palace, storms in Tintoretto, changing lagunar settlements in Torcello, the environmental history of Venice with our colleagues at Ca’ Foscari, and much more! Today will involve a visit to the Lazzaretto Nuovo, an ecological walk on Sant’Erasmo, an exploration of the changing morphology of the lagoon, and a discussion of the past and future foodways of the Venetian lagoon.
For further details of the programme please click here
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Workshop on online campaigning: CHESNO & The University of Warwick

The CHESNO Movement in partnership with The University of Warwick (UK) is organising a workshop for representatives of civil society and international specialised organisations. The event will bring together experts and academics from three countries - Ukraine, the UK and Italy. Participants will be able to share their experience and deepen their expertise in the areas of social media monitoring to detect political advertising and disinformation, international approaches to regulating this area, and ways to counter foreign interference.

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