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Scuola Grande dei Carmini

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Dorsoduro / Accademia
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Address: | Dorsoduro 2616 - 2617, 2617 Venice, Italy
Phone Number:
39 41 5289420
11:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 16:00

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See 9 Tiepolo ceiling paintings for 5E

The Scuola dei Carmini, located near the Campo Santa Marguerita, was easy to find in the Dorsoduro district. The draw was the opportunity to see 9 paintings by Tiepolo whose style... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 November 2016
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

Went here in February first time me and the wife have seen an opera not what we were expecting performed in a room like a mini church seating was quite small and on the flat but could see well as we were in the back row. Booked the opera with dinner but do not have the meal not worth the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

I was taken here by a friend who had come upon it whilst strolling through Dorsoduro on her last visit to Venice ... not on the main tourist route ... in fact a world away ...a peaceful and tranquil atmosphere in which which to admire the wonderful ceiling paintings and reflect on what Venice is really about.

Thank IndiaHampshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

The Scuola dei Carmini, located near the Campo Santa Marguerita, was easy to find in the Dorsoduro district. The draw was the opportunity to see 9 paintings by Tiepolo whose style of painting contrasts with the older Venetian artists. These paintings were found in the scuola's ceiling decor of the upper hall at the top of a balustraded staircase. Tiepolo's... More 

Thank retireeVancouver
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

Went to the above last night. What an embarrassment. Opera arias with ballet interludes. Worse than a school production. The musicians, particularly the cellist, were beyond terrible. Even the well known arias were almost unrecognisable. And to top it all, tickets were pushing £50 each. This is nothing more than a tourist trap that does not rely on repeat business.... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

Attended a operatic review of arias by various composers in the chapel of this facility recently. The performances were wonderful and the sound was excellent. Located in a quiet neighborhood, we felt secure at night after the concert as we returned to our lodging. If you see that a music event is occuring at this school, try to attend.

Thank pdl03
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

We attended the regular concert here which was a real hoot with lots of our favourite opera and ballet items. We enjoyed it very much in very relaxed surroundings. The Scuola is a beautiful setting; the musicians in their Venetian masks were excellent as were the singers and the dancer. We had been to Madam Butterfly at la Fenice, Rigaletto... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

The Scuola Grande dei Carmini is not as grand as Scuola Grande San Rocco: a more intimate affair but definitely one of the Venetian Scuole Grandi well worth a visit. The Scuola Grande dei Carmini is situated in the sestriere of Dorsoduro near the very popular Campo Santa Margherita where many young people congregate in the evening. Founded and to... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2015

Wonderful show tonight with excellent tenor and soprano, and we thought the ballet dancer was also very good. Small group of masked string players and harpist gave the right atmosphere to this intimate setting. Perhaps the musicians have changed since the last review in 2014; go and see it, you won't be disappointed, and the audience obviously enjoyed it with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015

I am surprised that more ratings refer to the events in the Scuola than to the Scuola itself. Although it seems that the Scuola deserves much better ratings than the events. The representative rooms of the scuola are upstairs. So I was first stunned by beautiful rococo staircase with gilded stucco. There are three rooms. The main one and the... More 

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Birmingham UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2015

This is a charming and well performed evening of favourite opera pieces interspersed with ballet, all in period costume. The venue is good but be aware that it does not have aircon so it is quite warm. The atmosphere is intimate and quite special. On the maps the School looks a bit of a walk but actually it is about... More 

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Dorsoduro / Accademia
Artsy is the defining mood of this neighbourhood with street artists, students, painters, sculptors, restorers, curators, historians, collectors, heirs and heiresses rubbing elbows. Peggy Guggenheim's collection, now a museum, lures chic locals for evening art aperitifs. Traditionalists and visionaries cocoon in bohemian luxury. La Salute basilica buttresses the neighbourhood to the east. Gondolas bob in the morning light. The Accademia Bridge crosses the Grand Canal. A back street doubles as basketball court. Palaces house residents, or like Ca' Foscari a university, or a museum like Ca’ Rezzonico that attracts Venetians for concerts. Dorsoduro reveals its industrial roots too, in buildings converted to house university departments or exhibitions. Campo Santa Margherita bursts with youthful energy from local students. Foot traffic bustles to and from Piazzale Roma and Santa Lucia train station. Evening commuters pause for an aperitivo. Neighbours exchange confidants in a campo (square) on their way to market.
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