Palazzo Franchetti (also known as Palazzo Cavalli-Franchetti) is the official venue of this IUTAM Symposium. It is located in the heart of Venice (see a large aerial view HERE), a stroll away from Piazza S. Marco (see a close-up view HERE). More information on the conference venue is given further below. Here we give some information on how to reach Palazzo Franchetti.
Santa Lucia train station is the railway station of Venice. For information on trains serving this station and for purchasing tickets online click HERE. There are several ways to reach Palazzo Franchetti from the square in front of Santa Lucia train station (see the detailed map HERE):
You can drive up to Piazzale Roma (see the map HERE). Then you must leave your car at one of the two car-parks in Piazzale Roma. Note that parking can be expensive and at times difficult due to the large number of tourists. There are also other parking areas on the nearby island of Tronchetto. The Tronchetto car-parks can be reached directly from Ponte della Libertà and from Piazzale Roma (through the access ramp). There is a rail shuttle between Tronchetto and Piazzale Roma that takes 3 minutes. On foot from Piazzale Roma to Palazzo Franchetti it takes about 20 minutes (see the map HERE).
People with mobility difficulties can avoid bridges and steps by using the ACTV ferry N. 2 (from Piazzale Roma or Santa Lucia train station). Disembark at “S. Samuele” stop and follow the
path shown in blue on the map HERE: near Palazzo Grassi take Calle delle Carozze, then
Salizada S. Samuele, turn left and follow Calle delle Botteghe to Campo S. Stefano, leading to Palazzo
Franchetti (click HERE for an aerial view of the site).
Palazzo Franchetti (also known as Palazzo Cavalli-Franchetti) is located in the heart of Venice (see the
aerial view map HERE) at the address:
S. Marco 2842
Telephone (Porter’s lodge): (+39) 041 2407755
The Porter’s lodge is open from Monday to Saturday, 8:00am – 8:00pm.
The reception area, the lecture hall and all the facilities (including toilets) are located on the ground floor. The registration will take place in the reception area near the lobby, where a wardrobe and cabinets are available to all the participants.
The lecture hall, called “Sala del Portego”, is part of a former foyer (portego), that was separated by an elegant glass wall during the last restoration. The modern lecture room, while retaining the late 19th-century wooden decorations, is supplied with modern technical equipment and can accommodate 168 seats with retractable tablets. The lecture room is equipped with 2 computers Toshiba Satellite Pro (running Win7 Pro and Office 2010) and video recording equipment. WiFi is available to all participants free of charge on site.
A solo piano concert by the virtuoso British pianist
Martin Jones will be held in the Concert Hall of the famous
Palazzo Pisani in Campo Santo Stefano, home of the Conservatorio di Musica
"Benedetto Marcello", located a short stroll away from
Palazzo Franchetti (follow the path on the view map
HERE). The address of the Conservatorio is:
Conservatorio di Musica "Benedetto Marcello"
Sestiere di San Marco 2810
Telephone (switchboard): (+39) 041 5225604
For a typical Venetian gourmet food experience you should try the so-called "bacari", small tavernas and osterias spread all around in the old town (thus avoiding very expensive restaurants). These serve a great variety of simple, but really genuine, tasty food based on local traditional products, accompanied by wonderful, local wines. Here below is a little selection of good "bacari", tavernas and particular restaurants, some just a stroll away from Palazzo Franchetti.
Accommodation will not be arranged by the conference. Participants and accompanying people should take
care of their accommodation individually. There are very many types of accommodations available near the
conference site, all at a walking distance from the conference venue.
If you have walking difficulties, or if you are accompanied by family with toddlers or baby carriage, consider the difficulties posed by crossing bridges with steps, and make enquiries before confirming accommodation.
Here below is a short list of some useful links to help you to make your reservation.
For Hotels, Bed&Breakfast accommodations, Apartments and Shared rooms:
For Bed&Breakfast accommodations, Apartments and Shared rooms, in particular:
For Bed&Breakfast accommodations at 20min walking distance:
For Bed&Breakfast accommodations at 30min walking distance:
For Bed&Breakfast accommodations at 40min walking distance: