Ca' Foscari Tour
“Ca’ Foscari Tour” gives the opportunity to visit the historical seat thorough an interesting itinerary, discovering the palace history and its architecture.
Ca’ Foscari, built by the Doge Francesco Foscari in 1452, is a magnificent example of Venetian Gothic architecture. For its special position on the Grand Canal, the palace was used as a representative building and gave hospitality to many important guests until it became the seat of the first School of Commerce in Italy, in 1868.
During the tour visitors can admire the external courtyards, the interventions of the great architect Carlo Scarpa and they will have the unique chance to enjoy a breathtaking view of the Grand Canal.
Tickets: Full price 4 €, Reduced tickets 3 € for visitors with disabilities, Venetian citizens, students up to the age of 26 (with student card or university registration booklet), groups (min 10 max 25 persons), children up to the age of 6, shorter tour (if some rooms are occupied), Free for Ca’ Foscari students and employees, Erasmus students, groups leaders (max 2 for group), guests of congresses and meetings organized by the University.
Tickets sold in the Public Relations Office - Ufficio Relazioni con il Pubblico (on the ground floor) 15 min. before the beginning of the tour. Cash payment only.
For groups (min 10 max 25 persons) booking is requested.
Opening hours: Monday, Thursday and Friday 11.30 - from Monday till Friday, 16.00. Meeting point on the ground floor of Ca’ Foscari. Due to bank holidays, the service of guided tours will not be available on the following days: 13th April, 1st May, 1st and 2nd July, from 10th to 14th August, 7th and 8th December, from 24th December to 5th January.
Accessibility: the palace is architecturally barrier-free. Visitors with disabilities can visit the palace with an accompanying person and are kindly requested to book in advance.
More information at:
Ufficio Relazioni con il Pubblico – Università Ca’ Foscari
Dorsoduro 3246 – 30123 Venezia
Opening hours: from Monday till Friday 8.30-14.00; Monday and Wednesday also 14.00-17.30
How to get to the palace: line 1 S. Tomà or Ca’ Rezzonico stops; Line 2 S. Tomà stop