LOCATION: Palazzo Contarini
On Jun 30, at the second floor of Palazzo Contarini, the exhibition called "The faces of Venetian pietas" promoted by Ire Venezia was inaugurated with the intent to give visitors the opportunity to gain an interesting insight into the three famous "pious places" of the city: the Ospedaletto dei Derelitti in SS. Giovanni e Paolo, the Penitenti in San Giobbe and the Zitelle in Giudecca.
The portraits of founders, governors, presidents, and benefactors of the three ancient Venetian institutions are the symbol of a group of people who changed the welfare system in Venice, offering a place to stay and an education to those people from the lowest classes.
You’ll see also some paintings from Giovanni Antonio Pellegrini, Nicola Grassi, Alessandro Lunghi, Carlo Ceresa, and many others.
The exhibition will stay open until December 1, every day from 10 am to 6 pm.