Useful Information

Emergency situations

Health insurance

All E.MA students, since enrolled in Padua University, are covered by the “student insurance policy” as described under the section “Insurance” in this link. European students can also benefit from the EU Insurance Card, which allows EU nationals to receive the same medical assistance they are entitled to in their country. Non-EU students are obliged to take out a private insurance when requesting the VISA. A copy of the insurance is also compulsory at the time of requesting the Permit of Stay.

These options, however, only cover basic health services, which still often are NOT free-of-charge. For reassurance, you may want to consider taking out additional private insurance. Insurance companies that provide this service are many and we don’t have one in particular to suggest. A full list can be found by contacting your local travel agent or by checking online. 

Each student is responsible for his/her own wellness and so to choose insurance policies most appropriate to his/her needs.


  • Dr. Adriano Scaramuzza, Via Scutari 9, Lido                                                      Tel. 041 5261884

(At the same address you can find also other doctors.)


  • Dr. Daniele Giada, Via Jenson 17, Lido                                                                Tel. 041 5264397

(At the same address you can find also other doctors.)


In non-emergency situations, call the day before to find out whether you can book an appointment or check at the entrance gate/door for the visiting hours. You need to present your EU Insurance Card or private insurance to the doctor. Please note that you might be charged for the medical visit.



  • Switch Board Venice Hospitals (Lido, Venice, Mestre) Tel. 041 529 41 11
  • Lido: Ospedale al Mare – Lungomare Marconi Tel. 041 529 52 12
    From S. Maria Elisabetta take bus A direction Piazzale Ravà
  • Reception: Ospedale San Camillo – Alberoni Lido Tel. 041 220 71 11
    From S. Maria Elisabetta take bus A or B direction Alberoni

Emergency Doctor Service, Lido Tel. 041 238 56 68
This service works only during the night and on holidays for real emergency cases. It is available from 10pm on the day before the holiday to 8am on the day after the holiday and every working day from 8pm to 8am.


There are several banks on the Lido (CARIVE, Friuladria, Banca di Roma, Unicredit). They are open from 8.30 to 13.30 and closed in the afternoon (or only open from 14.30 to 15.30) and on Saturday. The bank CARIVE offers the possibility to students who would like to open up a bank account during their stay in Venice to do it at very convenient rates.

Other activities
If you wish to learn Italian or another language please note that many students in the past have engaged in practicing language exchanges with their fellow students. Students interested in taking part in such exchanges or in conversation groups can take initiative and leave a note on the students’ notice board.
Italian classes are also offered in different locations/institutions in Venice. For example, the Dante Alighieri Society in Sant’Elena offers Italian courses for students from abroad. (www.ladantevenezia.it)

Bars, restaurants and cinema
On the Lido, The Jeroboam, in Via Lepanto (centre), offers to the connaisseurs a vast range of wines, besides the common bar service. Maleti bar, situated in the centre after Billa supermarket, is a historical meeting point during the winter season. “Al Mercà” has recently opened in the middle of Via Lepanto and is a nice place for the aperitif and for a special fish dinner (but it is closed during the winter season). “Al Canton”, in front of the vaporetto stops, is a focal point of the winter night life of the Island. The Club Imperial on Lungomare G. Marconi, is a small disco.

In Venice, the Blue Bar and the Café Noir, close to Campo dei Frari, The Irish Shark near San Marco, are popular among students of the E.MA Programme. The Caffè Margaret Duchamp in Campo Santa Margherita, Dorsoduro 3019 is the place where students of University Cà Foscari usually have a Spritz (typical Venetian aperitif). Also the Orange Bar in the same square is a new focal point for the local nightlife.


Bacaro Lounge: Full of people! Sestiere San Marco 1345
Muro Rialto: Good aperitif in a nice and romantic part of Venice! Sestiere San Polo 222

Venice and the Lido are full of restaurants, so it’s hardly necessary to give suggestions in this regard. Anyway, here are some options:

Ristorante la Zucca, Campo San Giacomo dall’Orio, Santa Croce 1762, tel 041 52 41 570, which serves good food at reasonable prices.  Restaurant I quattro Ferri in Calle Lunga San Barnaba. “Do Mati”, a pizzeria and a ristorante, in Gran Viale Santa Maria Elisabetta tel: 041 5261612.

You will find the list of restaurants and pizzerias in the EIUC Secretariat.

There are two cinemas:
the MULTISALA ASTRA Via Corfù 9, closed on Monday 
the Giorgione, close to Fondamenta Nuove, in Venice

Multisala Rossini, near Campo Manin in Venice