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Chiesa di Santa Maria della Pieta

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Address: Castello 3701 | Calle della Pietà, 30122 Venice, Italy
Phone Number: +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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Perfect way to spend an evening in Venice

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Durham, United Kingdom
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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 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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Ayr, United Kingdom
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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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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 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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Middlesex, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2015

The choices for Vivaldi concerts at venues in Venice seems endless but anything at the Pieta is well worth it. Aside from this being the church that Vivaldi himself worked at, both the acoustics and ambiance are superb. The performance was excellent - the Four Seasons with a little Mozart on the side - and well worth the ticket price.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2015

Legend has it Vivaldi couldn't look at the young girls who practiced their insutrument so they were sitting behind drapes while playing, the church as an amazing accoustic and lovely murals, a nice break for the soul from the hustle and bustle outside...

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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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