Gondola Serenade & Vivaldi's Four Seasons in Venice
Gondola station 'Giglio' in Santa Maria del Giglio, Venice - Gondola Station
Sales end: Mar 19 2019, 20:00
About the Event
Enjoy a romantic gondola serenade through the Venetian canals with music and traditional Italian songs.
Together with a maximum of 6 passengers you will explore Venice in a gondola from the water, along the Canal Grande and the inner canals. An original gondolier in a characteristic striped shirt will delight your ear with entertaining and romantic traditional Italian songs.
After the gondola ride you will hear Vivaldi's 'Four Seasons' in a unique concert in a beautiful church. The church of San Vidal is undoubtedly a must-see during your visit to Venice. This historic and cultural place has been hosting first class concerts for 30 years.
The Four Seasons is a group of four violin concertos written by Italian Baroque composer Antonio Vivaldi in 1721. Each concerto represents the musical expression of a season of the year - probably the sounds Vivaldi experienced in the countryside of Mantua. Each concerto is paired with a sonnet-form text, authorship of which is often ascribed to Vivaldi also, making 'The Four Seasons' one of the earliest examples of program music.
3.30pm Gondola serenade
Meeting point directly at Giglio Gondola station in Santa Maria del Giglio at 3.15pm
Chiesa di San Vidal, Campiello S. Vidal, 30124 San Marco 45.
Concert starts at 8.30pm and ends at 10.00pm, you are required to be there by 8.00pm
- it is a shared gondola (up to six people for each one) so the gondola might be shared with other people
- the singer and musicians might not be on your gondola
- the Gondola Ride will take place also with rain, only in case of very heavy rain it might be cancelled and the tour will be refunded (if not taken another day/time)