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Venice International University (VIU)

The Summer School is held at the Venice International University (VIU) on the Island of San Servolo.
The Island of San Servolo is located in the Venetian lagoon, between Venice city center and the Island of Lido. It takes 10 minutes by boat to reach St. Mark Square, the heart of Venice.
Commencing in 810, San Servolo hosted the seat of a Benedictine Monastery. The monks were eventually joined by a convent of nuns and San Servolo remained a religious complex until the early eighteenth century when it was transformed into a military hospital for the Republic of Venice. The structures on the island served as a hospital until 1978. The buildings of the island have been developed and restored over the years, and cover an area of over sixteen-thousand square meters that were once used for vineyards and gardens.

The restoration work of the monumental complex on the Island of San Servolo started a few years ago and maintains the architectural qualities and natural landscape of the setting. Following completion of the first part of restoration in the spring of 1997, the Venice International University (VIU) has had access to use facilities on the island for conferences and seminar courses. The first semester of the academic year 1997/98 marked the beginning of VIU's undergraduate activities along with the complete restoration of the monumental complex and a 250 bed residential hall. All successive renovation was completed and the island was inaugurated and opened to the public in March 2004.

For further information on the VIU campus, please visit the VIU campus section of the VIU web-site.



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