The Canal Grande of Venice, also known as Canalasso, is the main canal of the city. When you decide to take a tour on the sea using one of the tour boats or gondolas, you will be on the Grand Canal witnessing the most beautiful sights and scenes Venice has to offer.
Antonio Vivaldi was born in 1678 in Venice and started teaching the violin at the Ospedale della Pieta in 1703. His Baroque works allowed him to gain recognition and respect in the city and around the world.
The church of Ospedale della Pieta holds frequent mass services and even some music programs of Baroque style to this day, so it would be interesting to attend some of their events while on your trip in Venice.
There were four orphanages in Venice that were fundamentally dedicated to teaching the young girls music; the Ospedale della Pieta, where Antonio Vivaldi taught violin and was choir master, was considered the best.
You should definitely pay this landmark a visit when on tour in Venice. Guests visiting the Ospedale della Pieta can even stay the night if they need to.
Note that the Vivaldi Museum in the building can only be visited if you schedule an appointment in advance!
Be sure not to miss this attraction when on your family trip in Venice!
The Bridge of Sighs connected to the Ducale Palace on St Mark’s Square in the city of Venice overlooks the lagoon and the picturesque San Giorgio Maggiore and caused prisoners to sigh when they catch their last glimpse of freedom as they pass into their cells in the prison from the courtroom of the palace.