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“San Rocco (Scuola of St. Rocco)” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Scuola Grande di San Rocco

Scuola Grande di San Rocco
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Venice Sightseeing Walking Tour with a Local Guide
Ranked #8 of 575 things to do in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Leeds, United Kingdom
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“San Rocco (Scuola of St. Rocco)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2012

The ground floor entrance didn't inspire us, although the paintings around the walls were impressive.
The upstairs on the other hand !!
Worth a second visit just to take it all in.

Visited April 2012
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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“brilliant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2012

the church is absolutely brilliant, incredible art without all the touristic "fuss". don't forget to take a mirror in the upper chamber.

Visited November 2011
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“San Rocco”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2012

Nice, small and very intimate place. A nice change from the other sites that attract large crowds

Visited April 2012
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Thessaloniki
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“If you are an art lover, then do not miss this”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2012

This is the place to be for the art lovers. It's like a shrine to Tintoretto

Visited April 2012
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“Worthwhile visit after seeing Frari Church”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2012

The main attraction is upstairs, a large meeting hall covered floor to ceiling (inclusive) with Tintoretto artworks. Mirrors helpfully supplied to allow an easier time to examine the ceiling frescoes.

Visited March 2012
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