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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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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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Vivaldi's church

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 December 2016
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Vichy, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015

Attended a concert in this lovely church and enjoyed every minute. Don't forget to see the Ospidale, where Vivaldi taught, which is just behind. There is building work going on at the moment but I hope the pictures still give you an idea of how beautiful this church is.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

Note: please be clear that this is NOT Vivaldi's home church. The church sitting here now was built AFTER Vivaldi died, but it's called "Vivaldi's church" as it is on a site adjacent to the old church. The entire church itself is under renovation and sitting under a high platform of scaffolding now, but... What's worth checking out are the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2015

The present church was built from 1745 to 1760 next to the site of an earlier church, and adjacent to the orphanage and hospital, the Ospedale della Pieta, where Vivaldi taught. It was designed by Giorgio Massari. The church was finished after Vivaldi’s death. From what I have read, Vivaldi may have played a role in advising the architect on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2015

This was Vivaldi's church and was only a short walk from the hotel, they also do concerts but we did not go to this since there was lots of scaffolding in the church when we visited in June 2015. Very cute little church you pay only 3 Euros to go in here and they need this as working on restoration,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2015

We noticed the concert after walking by the Grand canal in the evening from San Marco to Arsenale. I took my three children to the Vivaldi Quattro Stagioni the following day. The musicians were a septet with Harpsichord, Violas, Violins, a Cello and a double base. The music filled the Chiesa in the most wonderful way and the first violinist... More 

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Castello
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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