La Pietà

sights / Religious

La Pietà information

Location
Venice , Italy
Address
Riva degli Schiavoni
Telephone
+390 41 522 21 71
Getting there
Ferry: Pietà
More information
www.pietavenezia.org
Prices
admission €3, guided tour €10
Opening hours
9am-5pm Sat & Sun, tours noon Tue-Fri
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Originally called Chiesa di Santa Maria della Visitazione but fondly nicknamed La Pietà, this harmonious church designed by Giorgio Massari is known for its association with the composer Vivaldi, who was concertmaster here in the early 18th century. Though the current church was built after Vivaldi’s death, its acoustic-friendly oval shape honours his memory, and it is still used as a concert hall.