“A realist, in Venice, would become a romantic by mere faithfulness to what he saw before him.”
“Venice, it’s temples and palaces did seem like fabrics of enchantment piled to heaven.”
“Venice… A splendour of miscellaneous spirits.”
“It is the city of mirrors, the city of mirages, at once solid and liquid, at once air and stone.”
“To build a city where it is impossible to build a city is madness in itself, but to build there one of the most elegant and grandest of cities is the madness of genius.”
“Venice is like eating an entire box of chocolate liqueurs in one go.”
“Painting Venice is almost like being a restorer, peeling off the layers to find the picture after picture underneath.”
The event takes place in Venice, the most beautiful city in the world!
The capital of the Veneto region, it is situated across a group of 118 small islands that are separated by canals and linked by bridges, more than 400.
Parts of Venice are renowned for the beauty of their settings, their architecture and artwork. The lagoon and a part of the city are listed as a World Heritage Site.
The city was historically the capital of The Republic of Venice, which was a major financial and maritime power during the Middle Ages and Renaissance and a staging area for the Crusades and the Battle of Lepanto, as well as a very important centre of commerce and art in the XIII century up to the end of XVII century.
The City State of Venice is considered to have been the first real international financial centre which gradually emerged from the IX century to its peak in the XIV century. This made Venice a wealthy city through most of its history.
Art and Culture
Venice has long been a source of inspiration for authors, playwrights, poets and at the forefront of the technological development of printing and publishing.
It was also a major centre of art and developed a unique style known as the Venetian School, especially during the Middle Ages, the Renaissance and Baroque periods.
Venice has a rich and diverse architectural style, the most prominent of which is the Gothic style, combining use of the Gothic lancet arch with Byzantine and Moorish influences.
The city of Venice is a “pulsating heart” of cultural life, events, happings, art exhibitions, parties. The most important Venice festival are the “Venice Biennale”, the “Venice Film Festival”, the “Carnival of Venice” and the “Festa del Redentore”.
A Unique Place
EICS Summit takes place in one of the most charming and fascinating Venice Palace, Cà Vendramin Calergi.
Overlooking the Grand Canal, it hosts the Venice Casinò.
Cà Vendramin Calergi has one of the most representetive facade of the venetian Reinaissance, with a local interpretation of the Ruccellai Palace in Florence and the same wall the architect Alberti used in Mantova.
The facade is composed by three levels with semi columns and different orders: Doric, Ionic and Corinthian style. In the basement is engraved the Templar Knight motto: "Non nobis Domine, non nobis, sed nomini tuo da gloriam".
In front of the ‘600 wing (The White Wing) the palace shows its garden with the canal entrance, through a big gate with two columns and two big statues.
The german composer Richard Wagner stayed in Ca' Vendramin Calergi six times between 1858 and his dead, due to an heart crisis on 13th February 1883.
EICS is a unique event in a unique location: the beautiful Venice Casinò in Venice, one of the most elegant buildings overlooking the Grand Canal.
WHERE WE ARE
Cannaregio 2040 - 30121 Venezia
HOW TO FIND US
From Piazzale Roma 15'
From Stazione Ferroviaria 10'
Free Venice Casinò (“Casinò di Venezia”) Ferry Service:
Departure from Piazzale Roma
Every 20 minutes from Sundays to Thursdays; every 10 minutes on Fridays, Saturdays and pre-holidays.
With ACTV Waterbus:
San Marcuola stop – departure from Piazzale Roma stop every 10 minutes (Lines 1 & 2)
San Marcuola Stop – departure from railway station every 10 minutes (Line 1)
EICS will also provide a Shuttle Service included in the price of the ticket!