Conference Venue


The venie of our conference, Palazzo Pesaro Papafava, is the seat of The University of Warwick’s satellite campus in Venice. It is Located in the heart of Venice, Palazzo Pesaro Papafava is within walking distance of the Rialto Bridge and Ca’ D’Oro. The building is easily accessible by land and water: 12 minutes on foot from Venice’s Santa Lucia railway station and Piazzale Roma and 10 minutes by water taxi from Venice’s Marco Polo airport a 3-minute walk from the Ca’ D’Oro water bus stop on the Grand Canal (Vaporetto Line 1) a 4-minute walk from the Santa Sophia traghetto stop on Strada Nuova.

The Palazzo Pesaro Papafava is a fine example of architecture from the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries. Built in true Gothic style, it stands out for its stunning facade overlooking the Fondamenta della Misericordia, in front of the Abbey Church
and the Scuola Grande della Misericordia.The palace belonged to the noble Pesaro family (owners of the eponymous palace on the Grand Canal that used to serve as the Doge’s residence and now the Museum of Modern Art). The Palazzo was bestowed with its current name in 1625 when the daughter of the Doge, Pesarina, married Count Boniface Papafava, Knight of the Order of the Redeemer. The effigies in marble just inside the residence.

Palazzo Pesaro Papafava
Calle de la Rachetta
Cannaregio 3764
30121 Venezia
Italy / Italia

Masterpieces of the Renaissance Narrative Painting in Venice:


Vittore Carpaccio. Departure of the Pilgrims (1498). From a series of paintings titled Legend of St. Ursula painted for the Scuola di Sant’Orsola. Gallerie dell’Academia – Venice.


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