Comfort Hotel Diana
San Marco-Calle Specchieri 449
Phone: (39) 041 5206911
Fax: (39) 041 5238763
San Marco-Calle Specchieri 449, Venice, IT, 30124
- Phone: (39) 041 5206911
- Fax: (39) 041 5238763
Built in 1076, Ateneo di San Basso is one of the oldest churches in Venice. Restored after the fires of 1105 and 1661, the church has been privately owned, used as a marble and sculpture camp by the Fabbriceria di San Marco and finally reconstructed and furnished as a conference hall during the 1950s. Today this historic landmark is used as a venue where visitors can listen to soulful music of Vivaldi and Mozart. Accomplished musical groups and maestro musicians and orchestras grace this venue, paying tribute to the legendary Baroque composers. The performances held here are worthy of a visit; especially after a tiring day in the city this can be a great place to unwind.
Venice is a historic city and has many glorious as well as scandalous anecdotes tucked way in her narrow, winding streets; performances at the Teatro San Gallo aim at telling such stories of the city in a light-hearted manner which is suitable for the whole family. When you take a break from your gondola ride, a visit to this magnificent theater is a must. This theater has very comfortable seating facilities and excellent sound and lighting systems that only add to the overall viewing pleasure. They also house a bar where you can enjoy a pre-show drink. Also, the theater is home to the exhibition of masks and has a book store.
Holy Thursday, the Thursday before Easter, is celebrated here in full spirit. In the Basilica di San Marco, just after sunset, a torch is lit in the atrium and carried in a procession to the Basilica.
These fascinating guided tours of the grand music room near Ospedaletto will take place for part of the year. The exquisite music room was built for nobility to play music in the 16th Century, and the space has an incredible frescoed ceiling and other glorious details. Organized by the Association of Sant' Appollonia, a non-profit group that preserves Venice's artistic heritage, this guided and informative event is ideal for music lovers or history buffs.
The Teatro Goldoni has gone through several changes over the years and is a spot frequented by locals as well as visitors. Named after the 18th-century dramatist Carlo Goldoni, it actually began as Teatro San Luca, way back in 1622. With a seating capacity of 800, Teatro Goldini is known for the diverse range of performances it hosts throughout the year. Apart from some of the most scintillating concerts in the city, the theater offers ballets, operas and various other live acts. Check the website for a complete schedule of events.
Il Gran Teatro Di Piazza San Marco is also known as The Grand Theater of St. Mark's Square and comes to life during the carnival. This is the biggest theatrical stage located in the heart of the historic city and was designed by Massimo Checchetto, art director of the Teatro La Feniceand. The theater sees a plethora of eclectic cultural events such as the Angel Fight, Festa delle Marie as well as the mask parade during the carnival. If you are in Venice in the month of February, this is the place where you can catch all the action.
Located in the significant area of Arsenale is Teatro alle Tese; a space reserved for breeding talent in theater and music. The theater can accommodate about 160 audiences and the capacity can be extended to over 240 if needed. This entertainment venue has a semi-permanent stage area and state-of-the-art acoustics as well as modern lightening which lets you enjoy plays and musical performances without any hindrances.
A close cousin of the Teatro alle Tese, Teatro Piccolo Arsenale is a venue for performing arts which was inaugurated in 2000. The theater can accommodate around 250 audiences at any given time. The place is equipped with modern lightening and acoustics which adds immeasurably to the viewing experience here.
Established in 1792, Teatro La Fenice was burnt twice and rebuilt. This premier opera house is among the best venues in town to watch superb opera performances, chamber music concerts and ballets. Restructured to its old glory and equipped with great acoustics, it is indeed just like it is named.
Managed by the “Associazione Culturale Vortice,” Teatro Fondamentale aims to create a multi-faceted space of artistic expression. Located overlooking the beautiful lagoon, this place is host to many international performances; dance, drama, music and more. In addition to theater and music of all genres, it promotes and produces dance recitals, conferences, seminars, and workshops; all intended to explore the horizon of creativity and culture. Its atmospheric environment, comfortable seating spaces and fascinating sets makes quite an impression on every spectator. Check website for more details on current and upcoming events.
The Giorgione, the city's historic cinema, has seen it all. A classic cinema in a city that has a taste for fun and rarely goes to the pictures, which descends into a haze of red and semi red lights, coming to an abrupt end, which has partly been converted into a supermarket and, since the restoration and technological modernization works, now has two screens which, according to the local cinema guide, shows independent films. This is perfect place to spend some time with family after a long day of excursion through the city.
Conservatorio Benedetto Marcello is a music school in Venice, locate in San Marco. Apart from imparting knowledge about music and making way for next generation of musicians, it also hosts several classical and contemporary concerts throughout the year. Many orchestras and artists have performed at this venue. The school also hosts symposiuns and discussions on topics related to art and music.