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Chiesa di Santa Maria della Pieta

Castello 3701 | Calle della Pietà, 30122 Venice, Italy
+39 041 522 2171
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Amazing concert in this Church

We visited this church to enjoy a performance of Vivaldi's Four seasons. It was fantastic. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Argyll and Bute, United Kingdom
Another one of Venice's hidden gems

We slipped into this "little" church to escape the oppressive heat of the day and the madness of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Melbourne, Australia
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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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Castello 3701 | Calle della Pietà, 30122 Venice, Italy
+39 041 522 2171
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this church to enjoy a performance of Vivaldi's Four seasons. It was fantastic. The tickets were reasonably priced too. Great evening . Very close to St Marks Square so easy to get to.

Thank scottyljd
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We slipped into this "little" church to escape the oppressive heat of the day and the madness of San Marco's square. No Vivaldi, unfortunately but to our surprise the church was hasting an exhibition by Bosnian artist Safet Zec. The paintings were hanging all over...More

Thank rjimlad
Reviewed 17 May 2017 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...More

Thank abcfox
Reviewed 3 May 2017

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...More

Thank PollyAustralia
Reviewed 27 April 2017 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

Thank MJH1
Reviewed 3 April 2017

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

Thank AncaR81
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

What a fantastic evening ! First visit to a classical concert, and could not have enjoyed it more. Fantastic setting, great acoustic, and great music

Thank waymontk
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

We went to a concert at this church and heard Vivaldi. A perfect setting to listen to music in Vivaldi's church.

Thank SJH0002
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....More

Thank Mary C
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...More

Thank Giacomo B
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
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