The Worship Foundation “Opera Fides Intrepida” Casa Cardinal Piazza was founded in November 1962, when Cardinal Giovanni Urbani was the Patriarch of Venice. Since its beginning, it was decided that the adjacent Minelli and Contarini palaces would provide hospitality that included meditation and spiritual activities for people of different nationalities wishing to stay in Venice.
The accommodation includes 24 rooms, all with private facilities, air conditioning and free Wi-Fi service. For activities, several rooms of various sizes as well as a beautiful garden are available; also there is a dining hall for large groups and a charming chapel enriched with a beautiful altar dated from about 1525 by the famous sculptor Gianmaria Moscow. This work, originally intended for the Convent of the Virgin Church again in Venice, was discovered by Anne Markham Schulz, a board member of Venetian Heritage.