In this chapter we discuss one of the most historic churches in the Castello district, where Vivaldi played, the Pietà Church.
The Pietà Church or Santa Maria Church of the Visitazione is bright and harmonious, built in the fifteenth century on a project by Giorgio Massari, on the basis of an orphanage. It has always been linked to the name of Antonio Vivaldi, a master of Venetian music of the 18th century, who kept his violin lessons here, composing many of his masterpieces, which were then performed by young women from the hospice and the adjacent hospital.
Even today it is possible to attend concerts inside the church, despite the oval shape which doesn’t help a good acoustics.On the ceiling there is a fresco by Giambattista Tiepolo, "The Coronation of the Virgin" which seems to open the boundaries of the church to the vastness of the sky.
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