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Ateneo di San Basso
Ranked #155 of 792 things to do in Venice
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Owner description: The church of Ateneo of San Basso was built in 1076 in honor of San Basso and is one of the oldest churches in Venice. After the fires of 1105 and 1661 the church was built again. The simple elegance and classic admired today is probably attributable to Baldassarre Longhena, who worked at the time at the Basilica of San Marco. In the XIX century the church was robbed of its altar and its decorations and in the years to come was first sold to a private and later transformed into a laboratory for marbles and sculptures. In the fifties of the '900 the building was rebuilt and adapted to the conference room. The Ateneo of San Basso is now deconsecrated former church located in the heart of Venice, Piazzetta dei Leoncini, to the left of the Basilica of San Marco. Since its reopening in 2002 is considered one of the most important cultural centers of the city.
Reviewed July 17, 2014

I saw Vivaldi's Four Seasons here. The performance was great and the location was easy to find.

A lot of people are complaining about the seating. I did not think it was cramped at all and the chairs seemed big enough. The chairs were definitely a little uncomfortable, but I still really enjoyed the performance and thought it was well worth the money.

5  Thank ernalittle
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MusicaeMusica, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Ateneo di San Basso, responded to this reviewResponded October 21, 2014
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Gentili Ospiti,
Vi ringraziamo per la valutazione del nostro spettacolo e siamo contenti che Vi sia piaciuto. Purtroppo questo giudizio è stato pubblicato sulla pagina della struttura che ospita i nostri spettacoli (ATENEO DI SAN BASSO) e non sulla nostra pagina personale VIRTUOSI DI VENEZIA. Ci sarebbe di grande aiuto se poteste riscrivere o trasferire il commento direttamente sulla nostra pagina VIRTUOSI DI VENEZIA!!!
GRAZIE!! Cordiali saluti

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Reviewed February 6, 2014

By far, the best thing to do when in Venice is to attend a performance of Vivaldi at the Ateneo di San Basso. Located across from the magnificent Basilica of St. Marks, the dimly lit, humble and simple chapel is a truly magical venue to attend such a performance. The Virtuosi di Venezia was an incredibly accomplished group of musicians who gave such an amazingly chilling performance. Please be sure to take in the SOUNDS of Venice; the birthplace of Vivaldi. Resplendent.

8  Thank Staci C
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MusicaeMusica, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Ateneo di San Basso, responded to this reviewResponded October 21, 2014
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Gentili Ospiti,
Vi ringraziamo per la valutazione del nostro spettacolo e siamo contenti che Vi sia piaciuto. Purtroppo questo giudizio è stato pubblicato sulla pagina della struttura che ospita i nostri spettacoli (ATENEO DI SAN BASSO) e non sulla nostra pagina personale VIRTUOSI DI VENEZIA. Ci sarebbe di grande aiuto se poteste riscrivere o trasferire il commento direttamente sulla nostra pagina VIRTUOSI DI VENEZIA!!!
GRAZIE!! Cordiali saluti

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Reviewed April 12, 2013

We attended the concert on an atmospheric and rainy night.
It was an outstanding evening, including a memorable performance by the maestro violinist.
Not to be missed.

Michael, Nottingham.

3  Thank mjcrolla
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MusicaeMusica, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Ateneo di San Basso, responded to this reviewResponded October 21, 2014
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Gentili Ospiti,
Vi ringraziamo per la valutazione del nostro spettacolo e siamo contenti che Vi sia piaciuto. Purtroppo questo giudizio è stato pubblicato sulla pagina della struttura che ospita i nostri spettacoli (ATENEO DI SAN BASSO) e non sulla nostra pagina personale VIRTUOSI DI VENEZIA. Ci sarebbe di grande aiuto se poteste riscrivere o trasferire il commento direttamente sulla nostra pagina VIRTUOSI DI VENEZIA!!!
GRAZIE!! Cordiali saluti

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Reviewed February 24, 2013

We wanted to see a concert while in Venice and there are plenty to choose from -all seem to be similar in price and all include something by Vivaldi! We made our choice based purely on location and the date working for us while we were there. We went to the Vivaldi and opera concert which offered more variety (perfect if you enjoy classical music but aren't an expert so like a healthy mix of ones you recognise!) The performance was great - a small chamber orchestra, a tenor and a soprano, all of whom looked like they thoroughly enjoyed performing which for me adds to the enjoyment of the audience. The location is great, on St Mark's Square almost at the foot of the Basilica so we were able to get some beautiful night time pictures of the square almost deserted after the concert.

5  Thank TravelGirl1801
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MusicaeMusica, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Ateneo di San Basso, responded to this reviewResponded October 21, 2014
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Gentili Ospiti,
Vi ringraziamo per la valutazione del nostro spettacolo e siamo contenti che Vi sia piaciuto. Purtroppo questo giudizio è stato pubblicato sulla pagina della struttura che ospita i nostri spettacoli (ATENEO DI SAN BASSO) e non sulla nostra pagina personale VIRTUOSI DI VENEZIA. Ci sarebbe di grande aiuto se poteste riscrivere o trasferire il commento direttamente sulla nostra pagina VIRTUOSI DI VENEZIA!!!
GRAZIE!! Cordiali saluti

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Reviewed February 22, 2013

Booked the tickets on-line beforehand for 25 euro each, and had no problems at all. The event is held in an old church, just across from the Basilica. This is also used during the day to store bags for visitors to the Basilica. OK, the chairs are only of the fold up variety, but I'm 6' 4" and as the concert lasts for just over an hour I did not feel uncomfortable at all. In fact the music was so captivating, I thought of nothing but pleasant thoughts! I'm very glad we took in this concert, and recommend it, as a way of capturing the magic that is Venice. If you are a music lover, this is a must do and good value for the price.

5  Thank Ian B
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