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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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Power and Glory in Venetian Art: Titian and Tintoretto
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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
+39 041 523 4864
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Reviewed yesterday

Visited in Jan 2017. Stunning architecture and beautiful paintings. In the main room , I found the large mirrors you can borrow to view the incredible ceiling. Essential bit of equipment. Tintoretto,s work is amazing. Enjoyed my visit immensely. Loved identifying the ceiling paintings of...More

Thank gaenorcherry
Reviewed 4 days ago

This place was unbelievably beautiful and a real highlight of Venice! I would recommend paying extra for the audio guide.

Thank Anna F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For me this is the most beautiful art display I've seen. The art is colorful and dramatic, not dull like other "old" paintings.

Thank leando
Reviewed 12 December 2017

If you are not a fan of Tintoretto or religious art, I don't think you will find this site a good value at ten Euro. To start, the architecture of the place is amazing. The first floor has a number of beautiful wall paintings and...More

Thank KPfeff
Reviewed 7 December 2017

A magnificent collection of Tintoretto’s paintings, wood carvings by varios artists and impressive architecture.

Thank Monica W
Reviewed 1 December 2017

I have visited this Scuola on numerous times and it never ceases to amaze. At this time of year it is virtually empty, which allows for a long and reflective visit. They had a 1/4 scale version of the Scrovegni Chapel on the main floor...More

Thank spiinyynorman
Reviewed 30 November 2017 via mobile

The entry is 10 euro . The place is filled with beautiful art.. must go if you are into painting ..it covers the Walls and ceilingd. Worth it

Thank Siddhi D
Reviewed 27 November 2017

the décor and architecture of these places is beyond words. I was really take aback by the tapestrys and its such a shame that some of them were damaged by bombs but, the San Rocco is worth a visit.

Thank StaceGoesAway
Reviewed 19 November 2017 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 17 November 2017

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
San Polo
The Rialto Bridge is the most famous sight along the
Grand Canal in San Polo, smallest of Venice's six
sestieri (districts) and by far the busiest
neighbourhood. Morning Venetians arrive to peruse the
markets for fish, fruit and vegetables, while shops
display goods from cheese to wine to desserts. San
Silvestro and Rialto Market vaporetto (water taxi)
stops add to the steady stream of foot traffic. San
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13 January 2017|
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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!
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
2 June 2016|
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Response from Amy L | Reviewed this property |
Cafés are everywhere