Cultural Journey

Visit the Church and the Museum

In addition to the workshops and readings, the exhibition also offers the VI.VE. – Vivaldi Venezia cultural journey, in honour of the long-lasting and fruitful association that the Pietà had with the well-known Venetian composer. The itinerary includes a visit to the Church and the Museum.

The journey tells the story of the Pietà through its treasures: a rare collection of baroque musical instruments, vestments, sacred golden treasures, but most of all the emotionally-engaging testimonies of children who found the Pietà to be a place of refuge, support and a concrete opportunity to integrate into society.

The 18th-century Chiesa della Pietà, also known as “Vivaldi’s Church”, was constructed on the basis of a project by G. Massari. Its fascination comes from the Tiepolo frescoes that decorate the ceiling and the presbytery. In 1978, on the occasion of the third centenary since the birth of Antonio Vivaldi, the Chiesa della Pietà was reopened as a concert venue after a long period of silence. The Church still hosts today, always in respect of the sacredness of the location, musical performances, programmes dedicated to Vivaldi and baroque musicians from Venice and Europe.

Chiesa Santa Maria della Pietà
Sestiere Castello, 30122 Venice (VE)

Vaporetto line from P.le Roma and Ferrovia 2, 5.1, 4.1, San Zaccaria stop [go to map >]

Entrance to the museum journey: €7, free for under 10 years of age
Duration: 30 minutes

Church entrance and museum journey: €10
Duration: 50 minutes

Admission to the church is free for visitors in possession of an exhibition entry ticket.
The museum journey is open by appointment only.