Warwick in Venice
Warwick has had a connection with Venice since 1967, when a group of History students and staff came to spend a term studying the Renaissance in this beautiful city. Now every September, around 80 students of History and History of Art come for ‘The Venice Term’. They spend three months in the city and study its history, buildings and works of art- a unique experience. We have a permanent base in Venice, the Palazzo Pesaro Papafava in the Cannaregio district, which is also used for academic conferences, workshops and vacation schools. After so many years, Warwick feels very much a part of Venice and we play a full part in Venetian life – our students compete every year in the Regata Storica; we participate in the annual Incroci di Civiltà and ‘Art Night Venezia’; we were a key partner in the exhibition, ‘Per il bene della pace’, held in the Palazzo Ducale, 2014-2015, and in 2016, Warwick staff mounted an exhibition on ‘Venice and Aristotle’ in the State Rooms of the Museo Corer and the Marciana Library. Both our staff and students greatly value our collaboration with Venetian cultural institutions, particularly Ca’ Foscari University.
The Palazzo Pesaro Papafava
Palazzo Pesaro Papafava is an interesting demonstration of the art in the period between XIV and XV century. It’s a Gothic construction with a rich façade in front of the Misericordia church and Canal. The precious facade that looks at the canal of the Misericordia, lying at the back, has a special worth. This facade is ennobled by the elegant quadriform gothic windows, with jutting balconies and balustrade in the shape of high little columns. The ceiling of the central hall, in the style of Sansovino, was set up and incised at the end of the 16th century at the same time of the marble wall of the doors.