2nd Symposium on Surgery of the Spastic Upper Limb Expand

2nd Symposium on Surgery of the Spastic Upper Limb

Mestre, April 5th/6th 2019


€ 25,00

From 04/05/2019 to 04/06/2019


All guided walking tours start from the bus arrivals in Piazzale Roma in Venice: it is assumed that whoever is staying in the NH Hotel Laguna Palace in Mestre will use public transport from the hotel to Venice, as it is easy and practical, and Piazzale Roma is where public transport from Mestre stops.   If using a taxi it is also easy to stop in Piazzale Roma.

Last but not least it is easy to reach for whoever is staying in a hotel in Venice. 


Each tour needs a minimum number of people to be activated.


Please fill in the form with your tour option and number of people taking part and wait for it to be confirmed.

No payment is required, you can pay in cash (only Euros accepted) directly at the Symposium.


6th April – afternoon

Meeting point: Piazzale Roma

At what time: 15.00 (3.00 p.m.)

Duration: 4 hours including cocktail break

Cost: 30€ each for a minimum of 6 participants

(entrance fees included)


Walking tour exploring known and less known sights of Venice

  • Campo di San Geremia
  • Ponte delle Guglie
  • Jewish Ghetto (Church of Madonna dell''Orto in the sestiere di Canaregio : paintings of Tintoretto who is buried here )
  • Campo degli Apostoli
  • Rialto Bridge
  • Fondaco dei Tedeschi (magnificent view of the Grand Canal from the terrace)
  • Campo San Giovanni e Paolo
  • Church of San Giovanni e Paolo (inside) tombs of Doges, paintings by Lorenzo Lotto, Giovanni Bellini, Cima da Conegliano)
  • San Marco square



6th April – afternoon

Meeting point: bus station in Piazzale Roma

At what time: 15.30 (3.30 p.m.)

Duration: 3 hours

Cost: 25€ each for a minimum of 5 participants

(entrance fees NOT included)


Venetian Art Tour

The tour starts in Piazzale Roma and with a short walk will take you away from the crowds into the district of San Polo, the oldest part of Venice. Among the many monuments we see on this walk is the Scuola Grande di San Rocco, still today active confraternity of lay people founded in 1478. Jacopo Tintoretto, one of the most extraordinary artists of the Venetian renaissance, decorated the elegant renaissance building, completed in the middle of the 16th century, in over 20 years. The almost 70 canvases that cover the ceiling and the walls of this incredible building was meant to be the picture book of the bible for the salvation of the members of the “Scuola”.

The nearby Basilica of the Frari (Franciscan friars in Venetian dialect) is the second largest in the city, built over one hundred years it represents one of the most beautiful examples of gothic architecture in Venice.

The inside houses some of the most famous paintings by Titian included the world famous "Assumption of the Virgin” that he painted when only 26 years old and several funeral monuments of important Venetians that will help to retrace the history of the city.

Walking then through some narrow alleys of the former “red lights” district of Venice learning the story of the famous Courtesans like Veronica Franco we reach Rialto area where the tour ends.




7th April – morning

Meeting point: bus station in Piazzale Roma

At what time: 11.00 (11.00 a.m.)

Duration: 3 hours including coffee break

Cost: 25€ each for a minimum of 5 participants

(entrance fees included)


Walking tour exploring some famous sights of Venice far from the crowd

  • Scuola di San Giovanni Evangelista (outside)
  • Scuola Grande di San Rocco : (inside): frescoes by Jacopo Tintoretto who represented here scenes inspired by the Old and New Testament
  • Campo dei Frari Basilica Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari:(inside) The basilica is the most remarkable ecclesiastical complex in Venice, and one of the most important Franciscan foundations in Italy
  • Over the centuries, the Basilica has become a veritable treasure-chest of exceptional works of art as the famous masterpieces by Titian "The Assumption" and the "Virgin Mary from Cà Pesaro"
  • In the sacristy the "Triptych with Virgin Mary and Saints" by Giovanni Bellini (1488) Campo Santa Margherita
  • Campo dei Carmini
  • Accademia Gallery (outside)
  • Zattere



7th April – morning

Meeting point: bus station in Piazzale Roma

At what time: 10.00 (10.00 a.m.)

Duration: 3 hours

Cost: 25€ each for a minimum of 5 participants

(entrance fees NOT included)


Hidden Venice Tour

This walking tour starts in Piazzale Roma and explores Santa Croce and Dorsoduro two of the less touristy areas of Venice.

Walking away from the usual tourist itineraries this itinerary takes you into a special neighbourhood where fishermen and craftsmen used to live and that is still quite alive because of the many students that frequent the local university located in this part of the city. We visit the church of San Nicolò dei Mendicoli, traditionally founded in the 9th century. This beautiful gothic building has preserved the charm and atmosphere of the past. The interior is known more for its homely and idiosyncratic collection of art and artefacts from almost every century of its life, then for individual works of art, a unique occasion for the tourist to understand the devotion of the common people of Venice.

From S Nicolò we continue the tour with visit of the Church of San Sebastiano, almost entirely decorated by Paolo Veronese, the most elegant and colourful artist of the Venetian ‘500. The simple outside architecture of the church contrasts with the opulent decoration of the inside that Veronese completed in almost 15 years of work.

A leisurely walk along the sunny “Zattere” with the possibility to stop for a gelato at “Nico’s”, traditional Venetian gelato place since early 1900’s and nearby we can see one of the last places left in Venice where they still built gondolas. The walk ends by the Accademia Bridge from where people can easily reach St. Mark’s Square or go back to Piazzale Roma.


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