The Venice Programme: The Palazzo Pesaro Papafava
Having spent the last nine years based on the third floor of the Fondazione Querini Stampalia in Campo Santa Maria Formosa, Warwick University took the decision in summer 2006 to move to the piano nobile and part of the pian terreno of the Ca' Pesaro Papafava, pictured above, a Renaissance palace overlooking the Canale della Misericordia with a land entrance from the Calle de la Rachetta in Cannaregio. Staff and students moved into the new Palace in September 2006.
Not only has the move to the Ca' Pesaro Papafava provided greatly improved teaching facilities, it has permitted the Venice Programme to expand from one to two terms (Autumn and Spring; September to March), thereby allowing Warwick to establish a new research centre in Venice. The Pesaro Papafava offers beautiful settings for academic conferences and is now equipped with digital projection facilities and wireless broadband.