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Scuola Grande di San Rocco

Salizada San Rocco San Polo 3052, 30125 Venice, Italy
+39 041 523 4864
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The Scuola Grande di San Rocco is a lay confraternity founded in 1478. The popularity of the cult of St. Roch, whose remains had been in the possession of the brotherhood since 1485, contributed to the latter’s rapid expansion to the extent of it becoming the richest Scuola of the city. At that point it was decided to build a new monumental headquarters and engage Tintoretto to decorate it with his most celebrated pictorial cycle, illustrating episodes from the New and Old Testaments. It is the only one of the historic Scuole Grandi to have survived the fall of the republic. It is a unique site, where over 60 paintings are preserved in their original setting in a building that has hardly undergone any alteration since its construction. The confraternity is still active today, carrying out its traditional charitable duties as well as looking after its extraordinary artistic patrimony.
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Salizada San Rocco San Polo 3052, 30125 Venice, Italy
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Very impressive interior with some incredible carvings on the first floor wall and painting on both floors. We paid 1 euro to enter which contributed to charity and supported an event they were running with an evening concert. Best 1 euro I ever spent!

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Reviewed 6 days ago

If you are at all interested in the art of the Venetian School, the Mannerist style and indeed the Baroque (ahead of its time) - this cannot be missed. The halls contain 60 canvases by Tintoretto, including the spectacular, huge 'Crucifixion', an absolutely beautiful 'The...More

Thank Joakim L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is actually not school as I thought previously but kind of guild building. It is very rich in great paintings and sculptures and even though it enables only two rooms to visit I think I've spend there at least an hour watching all of...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved it There's an excellent audio tour and there are hand held mirrors to see the paintings on the ceiling. There are 3 rooms. What did I love most, beside the magnificent paintings?> The floor tiles, reminding me of Escher. Absolutely beautiful - as...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very crowded in Venice but thes beautiful spot was pretty sparsely visited. Easy to take all the time needed to see this beauty.

Thank Kathleen M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What Tintoretto did in the Scuola is comparable only to what Michelangelo did in Capella Sistina. He gives us a tour de force , demonstrating his complete mastery of paining and tells us the story of salvation history. Get a good written or audio guide...More

Thank Rcdown78
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Oh my God! I wasn’t prepared for the beauty and grandeur of this Scuola and I was left breathless by the sheer beauty of the building and of course the Tintorettos. So I just sat there for a long time trying to get in as...More

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Reviewed 15 July 2018

Make sure to get an audio guide or you won't know anything that's going on inside as there are no descriptions. The ceiling art is amazing and is lovely for photos.

Thank Ryan M
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Reviewed 13 July 2018

The Scuola is one of the most beautiful places in Venice and should not be missed. It is a pleasant 10 minute walk from the Rialto markets. The area is less travelled by tourists and offers a refreshing perspective of life in Venice. The ground...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2018

My guide suggested me to visit this “scuola grande” and it was definitively worth it! If you like venetian art and Tintoretto’s paintings you must go there.

Thank Pumpkin F
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We were there around mid October and we got tickets few minutes before the concert at 7:30pm in front of the venue. It was fantastic!
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Sorry for delayed answer. I was there at 2PM or around - no line at all. Generally in Venice second half of the day is more convenient time for visiting: those people who came from continent for one-day trip usualy got tired... More
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