Warwick in Venice
Palazzo Pesaro Papafava
The university rents out two floors of the Palazzo Pesaro Papafava, accommodating two seminar rooms, a study room, lecture hall and a small library run by students. The library opens up onto a walled garden available to students. With a limited number of computers, students generally access the university’s WiFi via their laptops. Bring your own plug adaptor as the palazzo doesn’t have any. The palazzo is also only open on weekdays and not in the evenings, so it is worth exploring Venetian libraries when the palazzo is shut. The Querini Stampalia is open at the weekend. For a more comprehensive guide to libraries, check out Warwick’s guide
Università Ca’ Foscari
The University of Warwick has made increasingly strong ties with the Venetian, Università Ca’ Foscari
. In your first week of term you will be shown round the university and have the option of using Ca’ Foscari facilities, such as the humanities library, university cafes and also the student canteen. The Buddy Scheme can also partner you up with a Ca’ Foscari student. The scheme is a great way to meet local students! The best way to find out nice places to eat and drink is undoubtedly through the local students.
The University of Warwick prides itself on being part of the Venetian centre of learning, opening its doors to a local and international community. In 2010 the university was awarded the Venice Prize for Cultural Communication.For more information consult Warwick’s official Venice webpage about the Venice Programme
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