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Using the Palazzo

The Warwick in Venice facility is available for a large number of events.  We welcome enquiries from all staff members at the University of Warwick, and welcome discussions with academic institutions worldwide.

Conferences and Events 

The Palazzo has acted as the location for a number of high-profile events and symposia.  The elegant 15th century building, with its carved balconies and Venetian gothic windows provides an impressive setting for all activities.

More information on hosting your conference at the Palazzo.

'Did holding our conference in Venice attract people to our conference? The answer is definitely! We've had a lot of emails from people saying how wonderful it was.'
Dr Tim Lockley, Department of Comparative American Studies

Teaching and Short Courses

The Warwick in Venice facility is an ideal base for short courses and summer schools.

More information on hosting short courses at the Palazzo.

The "Venice Term"

Since 1967 the Warwick History Department, joined later by the Warwick Art History Department, has sent a group of third-year undergraduates to Venice every autumn term.  This has been expanded to include graduate students and researchers.

While they are in Italy, History students take a module on the history of Venice and Florence during the Renaissance. The history of the two cities is studied in all its principal aspects, social and political, cultural and economic. Students are given a unique opportunity to study the history of a great Mediterranean city while living in it. Venice is very well-suited for the purpose since its overall appearance and structure have changed so little in the last four hundred years. Guided tours of the major monuments of the city are a key part of the module. At half-term students are encouraged to spend ten days in Florence.  More information can be found on the Venice teaching term website.


The Warwick in Venice facility is a perfect base for individual researchers, providing access to Warwick facilities in a spectacular European location.