Church of Santa Maria della Pietà

Venezia, Castello 3701

  • Location: Venezia, Castello 3701
  • Address: castello 3701
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  • Phone#: 041 5222171
  • Opening: Saturday and Sunday 9am-5pm
    Guided tours from Tusday to Friday at noon.
  • Price: entry fee € 3
    entry fee + guided tour at cantorie € 10
    For further information on special offers, discounted admission and ticketing please visit the web site or contact the information office.
  • Transportation: Lines 1, n (stop S. Zaccaria danieli "e")
    Lines 5.1, n, 14 (stop S. Zaccaria danieli "F")
    Lines 5.2, 4.2 (stop S. Zaccaria Jolanda "c")
    Lines 4.1, n (stop S. Zaccaria Jolanda "d")
    Lines 2, n (stop S. Zaccaria M.V.e. "B")
    Line 14 (stop S. Zaccaria Pietà "a")
    Lines 1, 4.1, 4.2 (stop arsenale)
  • Visit lasts: 1 hour (about)
The building, designed in 1746, was part of the hospital and orphanage 'Pio Ospedale della Pietà', founded in 1346. The choir formed by the female orphans used to perform inside the church, under the direction of such illustrious masters as Antonio Vivaldi. The interior contains some precious pieces such as three frescos by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo. The "Piccolo Museo Antonio Vivaldi”, containing a very rare collection of baroque instruments, was annexed in 2004.