Emergencies (Ambulance) Tel. 118
Police Tel. 113
Carabinieri Tel. 112
Fire Brigade (Vigili del Fuoco) Tel. 115
Marco Polo Airport – Venice Tel. 041-260 9260
INFO Trenitalia (train timetables) Tel. 892021 (not from mobiles)
- ACTV (Vaporettos and buses in Venice)
- Alilaguna (Vaporettos from and to Venice airport)
- Venice Airport
- Treviso Airport
- Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane (Italian Railways)
- Autostrade per l'Italia (Italian Highways)
- APT (Tourist information)
- Venice Banana
- Trip2Venice.com (Soon online)
- Venice Explorer
- Centro Maree (Information on tides)
- Azienda Regionale per il Diritto allo Studio Universitario di Venezia (ESU)
- Casa Studentesca Santa Fosca
- La Foresteria Valdese di Venezia
EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
In Via Malamocco 83 you will find the “NEW CA’ DEL MORO Fitness and Wellness”. You can find new fitness machines and courses of spin-bike, yoga, etc. (tel 041 52 69 786).
A second good option should be the “planet dance ‘n’ fitness” centre, in Via Lungomare Marconi 52 A. tel 041 2420488. They organized dance courses, body sculpt, body work.
For tennis and football players, the Ca’ del Moro-Tennis Club, which is situated in Via Ferruccio Parri 6, (Tel.: 041-770 9 65) offers some tennis courts and two five-a side football grounds (Bus B-Malamocco or Bus V-Capolinea).
Near the Hotel Excelsior, in Via Lungomare Marconi 41, you will find the Tennis Club Venezia (Tel. 041-526 03 35).
Free football pitches are available in Venice. From Lido Island, you should take vaporetto n. 1 or 51 and arrive to Sant’Elena stop.
There is also an indoor swimming pool (Piscina Comunale Ranazzurra) in Via Sandro Gallo (Tel. 041-526 22 22).
If you wish to learn Italian or another language please note that many students in the past have engaged in practicing language exchanges with their fellow students. Students interested in taking part in such exchanges or in conversation groups can take initiative and leave a note on the students’ notice board.
We also offer the possibility to join an Italian course with Prof.ssa Simionato. You will find the form to apply to this year course in the welcoming pack.
Bars, restaurants and cinema
On the Lido, The Jeroboam, in Via Lepanto (centre), offers to the connaisseurs a vast range of wines, besides the common bar service. Maleti bar, situated in the centre after Billa supermarket, is a historical meeting point during the winter season. “Al Mercà” has recently opened in the middle of Via Lepanto and is a nice place for the aperitif and for a special fish dinner (but it is closed during the winter season). “Al Canton”, in front of the vaporetto stops, is a focal point of the winter night life of the Island. The Club Imperial on Lungomare G. Marconi, is a small disco.
In Venice, the Blue Bar and the Café Noir, close to Campo dei Frari, The Irish Shark near San Marco, are popular among students of the E.MA Programme. The Caffè Margaret Duchamp in Campo Santa Margherita, Dorsoduro 3019 is the place where students of University Cà Foscari usually have a Spritz (typical Venetian aperitif). Also the Orange Bar in the same square is a new focal point for the local nightlife.
- Bacaro Lounge: Full of people! Sestiere San Marco 1345
- Muro Rialto: Good aperitif in a nice and romantic part of Venice! Sestiere San Polo 222
Venice and the Lido are full of restaurants, so it’s hardly necessary to give suggestions in this regard. Anyway, here are some options:
Ristorante la Zucca, Campo San Giacomo dall’Orio, Santa Croce 1762, tel 041 52 41 570, which serves good food at reasonable prices. Iguana, a good Mexican restaurant in the same neighbourhood. Restaurant I quattro Ferri in Calle Lunga San Barnaba Oasi Verde: a good pizza in Via S. Gallo 57/A Tel 041 52 61 367. “Do Mati”, a pizzeria and a ristorante, in Gran Viale Santa Maria Elisabetta tel: 041 5261612.
You will find the list of restaurants and pizzerias in the EIUC Secretariat.
There is a cinema, the MULTISALA ASTRA in Via Corfù 9, but usually the films are not shown in the original language here in Italy. There is, however, one movie-theatre, the Giorgione, close to Fondamenta Nuove that shows films in the original language once a week, usually on Tuesdays.
- Venice weather in autumn (September – November)
The Venice weather in autumn is generally lovely and offers marvelous sunsets. The daylight hours are only about 8 to 9 hours a day. Early autumn is usually fairly dry - the wetter season starts around mid-November. The average temperature is 15°C (59°F).
- Venice weather in winter (December – February)
Generally the winter weather in Venice is sunny and cold. There are not many hours of daylight in December, but by February the days have lengthened considerably. This season is sometimes wet due to the possibility of fog, Sirocco or rain. Sometimes snowfalls happen in winter. The average winter temperature is around 8°C (47°F) or lower.
(Information drawn from http://venicexplorer.net).
For more specific information, please consult http://news.bbc.co.uk/weather/forecast/64