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.
The traditional Venetian masks that are worn in the exciting Carnival of Venice are also depicted in other cultures and modern-day movies and games! The masks are worn in the movie “Eyes Wide Shut” are actually from the stores Ca’Macana and Il Canovaccio which are both situated in Venice!