Built in the 13th Century as a confraternity, Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista is a historic building. It is instantly eye-catching because of the large front entrance, which opens into a small courtyard. The construction is a mix of styles from the 14th to the late 15th Century. Renovated in the 17th Century, the hall of San Giovanni was built at this time, as was the monumental staircase and the Oratory of the Cross, which is next door. Nowadays, it is mostly used as a concert hall and can only be visited with a guide on selected days of the week. It hosts major cultural events, concerts, banquets and conferences.
Palazzo Grassi is situated in an imposing palace designed by Massari, right opposite Cà Rezzonico. This 18th-century building has changed many hands and was used as a center for arts by the Fiat group who had it restored. It is now owned by François Pinault and hosts regular temporary exhibits from his personal collection. Those interested in art and architecture will find their ground floor bookshop fascinating with their impressive selection. Make a pit stop at their on-site cafe to replenish yourself before heading out for your Venetian exploration.
Located in the heart of the city, Scuole Grande di San Teodoro is one of eight "Scuole Grande" churches in Venice. The term Scuole Grande refers to all-male upper-class religious confraternities who were dedicated to self-improvement, fellowship, and charity. This church was founded in 1258 when the confraternity settled in the San Salvador Church and expanded in 1551 due to a plethora of followers. In the 17th Century, the internal stairs were constructed, Giuseppe Sarde built the marble façade and Longhena created the balconies and art on the lateral façade. Today Scuole Grande di San Teodoro hosts cultural events and concerts as well as seminars and conferences in its premises.
Auditorium San Nicolò is located on Calle San Nicolò and functions as the municipal cultural center of Chiaggio. The historic building traces its beginnings way back to 1211! The place was restructured and restored a couple of times over the years and at one point also housed some of the most precious works by Venetian artists. In the 1980s, the charming historic place was heavily restructured and dubbed as the city auditorium. Featuring excellent acoustics, Auditorium San Nicolò plays host to splendid concerts, choirs, orchestras and several other performances throughout the year. The auditorium seats a total of 240 persons in theater arrangement.
Centro Culturale Zitelle CZ95 in Giudecca is a multipurpose civic center of Venice. The place offers a plethora of events and programs throughout the year that have Venetian culture at their heart. The premises include a library, an internet cafe, and an auditorium which is often used for live acts, performances and such. The place is also rented out for private functions and business events such are conferences, meetings and much more. Films and documentaries of cultural significance are quite frequently showcased in the auditorium here which seats up to 50 persons.
Centro Culturale Don Orione Artigianelli, located in Dorsoduro neighborhood, offers a peak into the rich arts and cultural heritage of this great Italian city of Venice. Everything from the beautifully restored historic monastery to the artistically-curated rooms and halls that it houses, the Centro Culturale Don Orione Artigianelli offers a real Venetian experience. The entire monastery was converted into a religious house of hospitality and conference center for tourists and locals to come and explore the diverse arts and cultural trends of Venice.