Chiesa di S. Maria della Pieta o della Visitazione (Chiesa di Vivaldi), Venice

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The church of Santa Maria della Pietà or della Visitazione is a prominent church in the sestiere of Castello in Venice, Italy. It is sited on the Riva degli Schiavoni, a short walk from the Doge's Palace.HistoryThe present church was built from 1745-1760 adjacent to the site of an earlier church, and adjacent to the orphanage and hospital, the Ospedale della Pietà. The design was by Giorgio Massari, but its façade remained incomplete, with marble facing rising only a third of the way up the columns. In 1906, it was completed but without the originally projected three statues on the roof. Only a single simple cross ornaments the centre. Above the entrance is a large bas-relief representing Charity (1800) by Marsili.The interior is oval. The ceilings were frescoed by Tiepolo depicting Strength and Peace and Triumph of Faith, flanked by angelic musicians, while the presbytery was painted by the same artist with the theological Virtues, (1745-1755). Tiepolo was aided by Jacopo Guarana, the pupil of Sebastiano Ricci who had originally made designs for the frescoes.A chapel by Giovanni Maria Morlaiter with a precious tabernacle decorated with gilded bronze figures and, at the sides, the Archangels Gabriel and Michael. The altar-piece, representing the Visitation, was begun by Giambattista Piazzetta and, on his death, finished by his disciple, Giuseppe Angeli. In the choir above the main entrance door there is a painting depicting Jesus in Simon’s house (1544) by Alessandro Bonvicino, called the Moretto da Brescia. In the side altars there are paintings by Maggiotto, Giuseppe Angeli, and Angelo Marinetti.
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  • My mother and I attended a concert of virtuosos Italy, apparently they continuously serve the Chiesa di s. Maria della Pieta o della Visitazione, which also called the Church of Vivaldi. Maestro taught here, according to the staff, about forty years, we couldn't pass up. Tickets cost 25 euro, they without specifying the place, so it's best to come early, as in the off-season (we were in January), there were about a hundred spectators, spring and summer should be significantly more people. A small orchestra played Mozart at the aperitif, then was Vivaldi. Highly recommend to visit the sound real, full, voluminous, one and a half hours of beauty and enjoyment are guaranteed.
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  • To visit in Venice the Renaissance churches and monuments and frescoes painted this no exception anke mosaics +++
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  • We went to a concert on the evening of 12/31/2016. It was really very friendly, the Church is charming. There would be to discuss the interpretation of certain parts, but the experience is to do. Spend a little more than an hour with these masterpieces is in any way interesting. The program is classic but effective (in what concerns us: Pachelbel, Bach, Vivaldi). The fare is around € 25 to 30 square.
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  • Nice yet just for concerts!
  • Assistimos as quatro estações de Vivaldi com a apresentação de um quarteto fantástico.
  • Or a review to Vivaldi relationship with this place. Closed.
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  • Geat place! Worh to see!
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