Where do Venetians go to school? And where are the kindergartens?

Jun 22, 2018 | architecture, society, traditions | 0 comments

Where do Venetians go to school? And where are the kindergartens? And the secondary schools? Let’s have a walk together to discover the schools, high schools and the universities in Venice. Are you ready? Let’s start our tour.

Where do Venetian students go to school? This is a question that comes up when I’m touring my clients through Venice.

Venice, with its gorgeous facades of its palaces, its silent canals, its narrow, tortuous streets is like a daydream, where everyday life – with its rhythm, its gestures and its activities – seem so far away.

And… Yes! In Venice there are also public or private schools from kindergartens, primary schools, secondary schools, high schools up to the famous Ca’ Foscari University.

None of these are modern campuses… but then how are the Venetian schools?

Come on! Follow me to discover them.

They are all historic buildings, palaces of ancient Venetian noble families or former convents, that over the centuries have changed their use and today they accommodate schools of different levels.

The exterior facades of the buildings remained the same and sometimes it is hard to guess that is a school because the name is not easily noticed.

School façade

School façade

School façade

School façade

School façade

School façade

You can often recognize the kindergartens for some colorful detail: multicolored railings, stickers on the windows and if you pass nearby during break time you can hear the voices of kids playing.

Kindergarten

Kindergarten

Kindergarten

Kindergarten

High schools and technical institutes have found their spaces inside enchanting buildings or convents and they have tried to safeguard the original decorations as much as possible. It’s funny to discover the past and the modern together in the same room: you can find stuccoes and frescoes close to a IWB; ceilings decorated with wooden beams or amazing Murano chandaliers and in a corner a Barocco fireplace.

Interiors

Interiors

Interiors

Interiors

Interiors

Interiors

Interiors

Interiors

What do you think? Are our students very lucky to study in such incredible places?

Interiors

Interiors

If foreign students – from all over the world – want to attend the Venetian university will they find classrooms, libraries and auditoriums spread all over the city, inside old buildings and even  in the historical palazzo Foscari overlooking the Grand Canal, that gives its name to the Venetian University.

Ca’ Foscari University

Ca’ Foscari University

What about students of architecture? Here’s what they can admire when they enter the main office in Santa Croce.

Faculty of Architecture – main entrance

Faculty of Architecture – main entrance

And now, just tell us… Would you like to study in Venice?

Why not discover other Venetian schools together with BestVeniceGuides?

Marta Gabassi
BestVeniceGuides
www.thinkvenice.com