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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
San Polo
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+39 041 523 4864
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The scuola consists of two vast rooms - both of them very grand in their way, with massive paintings on the walls and ceilings. The setting is well done, with lighting arranged like torches to properly show off the art works. There are also side...More

Thank Dave S
Reviewed 6 days ago

I am not a classical scholar of any sort, so this is just a recommendation to visit this place and to be amazed. Entry on the ground floor allows you to see about a dozen massive paintings. In other cities, these might be enough to...More

Thank Chris G
Reviewed 1 week ago

For price of 10e I had memorable expirience.First and second floor are full of art,specially paintings.Second floor is bit less busy but equally impressive.

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to the Scuolo and in particular the second level. Pick up a mirror at the end of the room and walk around with it holding it like a platter. It will magnify the beautiful paintings on the ceiling and walls and...More

Thank ChrisDMV
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did not go into the main building but rather spent time visiting the other museum across from it. Amazing little museum with working models of some of DaVinci's inventions. Definitely a "hidden jewel" that was a worthwhile 2 hours.

Thank stevelotte
Reviewed 1 week ago

The ground floor, with its amazing Tintorettos, had us standing with heads tilted up and eyes and mouths wide open. We had been told -- never listen to them again! -- that the upstairs was not worth the walk. Oh so wrong. The wooden carvings...More

Thank WriterJ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The interior is absolutely stunning especially the second floor. It is in the less touristy area, but not hard to find. The only minus is the entrance fee is 10 euro, which I think is not value for money. Building is not huge, so you...More

Thank Ong T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were tipped off by a local that this location was perhaps the most beautiful hospital in existence. We were not disappointed and even more surprised by this exhibit. Going to the exhibit upstairs you have to pay five euros but have the most pristine...More

Thank GourrmetGourmand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

10 euro admission to this place with one of the most beautiful paintings and art work... Hall upstairs is grand and amazing...

Thank Umang A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The room upstairs is one of the most beautiful rooms I've ever seen! There are amazing paintings on the walls and in the ceiling. The best of all is that they have got small magnifying mirrors for the visitors borrow, so that you can easily...More

Thank Ebba H
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KaykoStantonFineArt
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Response from marcia_makino | Reviewed this property |
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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UWDad
10 August 2016|
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Response from ralex65 | Reviewed this property |
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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Response from Amy L | Reviewed this property |
Cafés are everywhere
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