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Venice
Basic price from
£375
3 nights accom. & travel  for 40 students and 4 staff

Architecture in Venice

Architecture student trips to Venice

Venice is one of the most enchanting cities in the world, an almost mythical place of waterways and beautiful architecture. A maze of canals, alleyways, hidden courtyards and regal squares that hide palaces and churches, shops, cafés, restaurants, homes and galleries, all spread over 117 islands. It is a unique and fascinating destination for an Architecture educational trip.

The city was founded by wealthy mainlanders fleeing the Barbarians in the 5th and the 6th centuries, quickly growing into a trading superpower with a strong fleet and close commercial links throughout the Mediterranean. It is the combination of an unusual urban space together with exposure to exotic Byzantine and Arabic influences that shaped its distinct and beautiful architectural traditions.

Equity offers a number of excursions for Architecture students on college or university trips to Venice. These include visits to the Bridge of Sighs, Rialto Bridge, St Mark's Square and Campanile di San Marco, as well as Venice’s most prestigious art gallery,Galleria dell’Accademia.

 

Suggested Itinerary

BASIC

  • day
    1

     

    • Depart UK and travel to Venice
    • Doge’s Palace
  • day
    2

     

    • Breakfast in accommodation
    • Galleria dell’Accademia
  • day
    3

     

    • Bridge of Sighs
    • Campanile di San Marco
  • day
    4

     

    • Check out of accommodation
    • Depart Venice for return to school

N.B The basic 'from' prices do not include excursions, for a full package price...

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Accommodation

Casa Sant’Andrea

Casa Sant’Andrea

  • Central location
  • Great value for student groups

A former 16th century monastery, groups return year after year to this property as much for its great value and location as for its warm and friendly welcome.

Location: A short hop from Venice’s main transport hub Piazzale Roma this property offers convenience on arrival and easy access to the rest of the city.

Facilities:A spacious reception area welcomes guests into a fully air conditioned property. The hotel also has a comfortable breakfast room as well as conference facilities.

Accommodation: Student rooms are a mixture of three and four bedded rooms, some with private facilities and some without. Staff can be accommodated in private singles or twins.

Meals: Daily continental breakfast.

Hotel Atlantide

Hotel Atlantide

  • Excellent hotel in the heart of the city
  • Walking distance from the station

Always such a popular choice for student groups travelling to Venice, the Atlantide offers excellent levels of comfort at an affordable price.

Location: Walking distance from the Santa Lucia Railway station and Grand Canal, the hotel offers a fantastic central base from which to explore Venice.

Facilities:Fully air-conditioned, the hotel has a cosy breakfast room and a private garden for guests to enjoy.

Accommodation: Triple or quad rooms are generally provided for students all equipped with TV and en suite facilities. Single and twin rooms are available for staff.

Meals: Breakfast served daily.

Generator Hostel

Generator Hostel

  • Brand new accommodation
  • Unbeatable value for central Venice

The popular Generator chain now has a property in Venice meaning quite simply that student groups now have a fantastic value hostel in one of Europe’s most beautiful cities.

Location: Ideally placed on the island of Guidecca the hostel is easily accessible by water taxi and well positioned for Venice’s most famous sites.

Facilities:The hostel offers a restaurant and lively bar as well as a lounge and travel shop. In addition there is a 24 hour laundry service and Wi-Fi throughout most of the building.

Accommodation: Students are offered dormitory rooms with between 5 and 16 beds all with shared facilities. Private rooms are offered for staff members.

Meals: Daily breakfast is served in the restaurant with evening meals also available.

 

Quick Tip: This is just a small sample of possible accommodations available. Please contact us for more information!


Subject Specific Excursions

Bridge of Sighs

Built in 1602 this enclosed bridge is made of white limestone and features windows with stone bars. The view from the bridge is said to be the last view criminals saw before they were imprisoned.

Campanile di San Marco

St Mark's Campanile is the bell tower of St Mark's Basilica located in the Piazza San Marco. One of the most recognizable symbols of the city it towers 98.6 metres near the front of Basilica. With a simple form of a fluted brick square shaft and a loggia surrounding the belfry the tower cuts an imposing figure.

Galleria dell’Accademia

Housed in three old religious buildings - the Scuola Grande di Santa Maria della Carità built in 1344, the church of the Carità and the Convento della Carità, a monastery begun in 1561 to designs by Palladio but never completed. These three buildings became the Academy, on the order of Napoleon, in 1807 to house the large art collection removed from churches and public buildings.

Palazzo Ducale (Doge’s Palace)

One of the main landmarks of the city the Doge's Palace is built in the Venetian Gothic style. Establish in 1340 it has been the home to the Doges of Venice, the supreme authority of the Republic of Venice. Easily recognizable due to its ground floor arcade, the palace now houses an impressive art gallery.

Rialto Bridge

One of the four bridges spanning the Grand Canal it was completed in 1591 and is the oldest bridge across the canal. A large stone arch it was designed in a similar style to the wooden bridge that it replaced with two inclined ramps and shops on either side, covered by a portico.

St Mark's Square

A social, religious and political centre of Venice, St. Mark's Square is considered the principle public square of Venice. The square is dominated at one end by the church of St. Mark and the Bell Tower.

 

Quick Tip: If you have an excursion in mind which you don't see listed, please get in touch anyway as we may still arrange it for you!

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