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Chiesa di Santa Maria della Pieta

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Address: Castello 3701 | Calle della Pietà, 30122 Venice, Italy
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+39 041 522 2171

Built in 1745 by architect Masaari, the façade of this church has a...

Built in 1745 by architect Masaari, the façade of this church has a classical style, and is noted for the presence of Gian Battista Tiepolo's masterpieces, the "Fortezza e la Pace" and the "Trionfo delle Fede," which is painted on the ceiling.

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Concert in Vivaldi's church

Vivaldi's music seems ever present for tourists in Venice. But for us, the goal was to attend a performance of Vivaldi's music in 'his' church. And we achieved it... gorgeous... read more

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Vivaldi's music seems ever present for tourists in Venice. But for us, the goal was to attend a performance of Vivaldi's music in 'his' church. And we achieved it... gorgeous acoustics and a beautiful atmosphere. If the music itself, performed by I Virtuosi Italiani, was good but not great, we were still satisfied.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A short concert of Mozart and Vivaldi in the church where Vivaldi was priest and choirmaster to the Orphans (all girls). The acoustics were great even though the seats were a little hard but hey, this is a church...and a beautiful one at that. I so enjoyed our evening which combined history and culture.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I'm sure it's still a functioning church but every night we were in Venice over the Easter weekend there was a concert on The night we watched the quintet playing were absolutely amazing Ticket prices were very reasonable too

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Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Another spontaneous visit and so glad we took the time to stop and buy tickets. Not the most comfortable of seating buy the sound is incredible. Reduced prices for teachers.

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Bucharest, Romania
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Reviewed 3 April 2017

Don't miss the Vivaldi concert in this church (Virtuosi Italian orchestra). The church is beautiful and full of history.

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Vichy, France
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Reviewed 20 December 2016

This church has been undergoing restauration, but as soon as it is finished do visit if you're at all interested in the life and works of Vivaldi. It is where the 'Red Priest' played the organ, composed and assembled his choir and orchestra to perform. The church itself is rarely crowded during the day and very peaceful. The guide book... More 

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Reviewed 19 December 2016

As if the names of different Venetian churches weren't already similar enough to confuse, this one church goes by several similar-sounding names all by itself, the longest being "Chiesa di Santa Maria della Pietà o della Visitazione", sometimes simplified to "Santa Maria della Pietà", "Ospedale della Pietà'", "Chiesa della Pietà' o di Vivaldi", or simply, for us dumb tourists, "Vivaldi's... More 

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Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Bought the tickets quite spontaneously and so glad we did. What a lovely way to spend our last evening in Venice. Beautiful church and magnificent music from Vivaldi and Pachelbal. I loved it

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Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

The Melbourne Women's Choir will be performing a free concert at La Pieta today (28 Sept) at 3pm. All welcome! Church is undergoing renovations but will be open especially for the concert.

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Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

I took my daughter with me to attend Vivaldi four season string concert held at this church. It was a lovely venue away from congested streets full of people. It only costs €25 per person. The student pays €5 less. Since Vivaldi was a music director at this religious home for children on this ground I heard the church is... More 

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Castello is the largest of the six sestieri (districts), and the only one not facing onto the Grand Canal. More than half of Castello is situated within Arsenale, the naval base, which occupies over one-fifth the area of Venice. This gentrified maritime neighbourhood feels busy but casual. Castello’s side streets are laid back, with small boats lining canals criss-crossed by laundry. Semiannual exhibitions add a strong artsy current to the Arsenale area. Via Garibaldi in Castello, with its shops and bars, has one of Venice's rare straight and wide boulevards. When a large ship turns around the Lido to enter the Giudecca Canal, the startling sight creates an illusion that it will run aground right on Via Garibaldi! Families treasure Giardini near the island's tip, green with rare trees and grass, and Riva degli Schiavoni is a popular spot for Venetians to take a stroll to watch the sunset.
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