San Servolo Conference Centre

The Venue

A fascinating and original environment, the island is the perfect place to organise exclusive events in Venice. It is an oasis of greenery and tranquility in the heart of the Venetian lagoon that is only eight minutes by vaporetto from Piazza San Marco (Line 20 - ACTV public water buses - from / to S.MARCO / S.ZACCARIA  pier "B").

In the heart of one of Venice city centre’s largest parks, the congress centre has numerous rooms for meetings, exhibition areas and multipurpose spaces for cultural events.

For those who wish, there is the opportunity to fully enjoy the congress experience while staying on the island because the "Residential and Study Center” attached to the Congress Center has rooms of different types and standards. All the rooms are equipped with air conditioning, television, hairdryer, mini-fridge, telephone and wi-fi, and the reception service is active day and night.

See the Accommodation page for booking instructions

The History of the island

The Island of San Servolo consists of a large architectural complex surrounded by a lovely park. In the seventeenth century the Island hosted Benedictine, Dominican and Franciscan nuns from the island of Candia. Later it became a shelter for the many injured who fled the clashes with the Turks. Medical assistance to the injured was provided by the Padri Ospedalieri of San Giovanni di Dio, today known as Fatebenefratelli.

Since then, the history of San Servolo has been closely linked to the cure of patients with disabling diseases, in particular mental disorders. In the 90s, the City of Venice started an architectural restoration program to protect and promote San Servolo as a center for national and international cultural events. Today, San Servolo serves also as a residential and study center affiliated to several academic organizations.

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