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Address: Salizada San Rocco San Polo 3052, 30125 Venice, Italy
Phone Number:
+39 041 523 4864
09:30 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

The Scuola Grande di San Rocco is a lay confraternity founded in 1478. The...

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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Blown away by this amazing place. Make sure you go up the stairs to actually see the room! Apparently some tourists don't make it! The room, the paintings, the carvings,the... read more

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Blown away by this amazing place. Make sure you go up the stairs to actually see the room! Apparently some tourists don't make it! The room, the paintings, the carvings,the floor... It's breathtaking. There are seats all around the room so that you can pause in different places to take in the beauty. Mirrors are provided so that you can... More 

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Oshawa, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Of all the places I visited in Venice this is the location I would put on the must see list for every artist and historian. Every room is deeply moving for it's artistic achievement and puts to shame the contemporary art scene. The depth of feeling and symbolic meaning of the paintings and sculpture is arresting and is in many... More 

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Billinge, Lancashire
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Scuola Grande di San Rocco :- Avery interesting experience away from most of the tourists. Tintoretto paintings on a colossal scale. €10 admission. Photos allowed but little light so really you need an SLR camera. Top floor display of reliquaries and treasures now open. Went straight up stairs which are being restored/cleaned. Detail of carvings, marble and plasterwork as impressive... More 

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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An amazing series of paintings by Tintoretto - the upper hall is particularly magnificent and you need time to admire the wonderful works. Not only the paintings but the beautifully carved wooden figures. There are mirrors to use to enable easier viewing of the ceiling. Currently restoration work is being carried out to the stonework on the grand staircase with... More 

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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stumbled on this opportunity, booked for following evening. Not expensive but a real treat to hear Vivaldi's Four Seasons played in a traditional Chamber by a Chamber orchestra in baroque period dress. Highly accomplished musitions and a delight to the eyes and ears alike.

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Magnificent display of Tintoretto paintings executed at the peak of his career and housed in an impressive 16th century white marble building close to Piazzale Roma and Santa Lucia station. Well worth a visit.

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You COULD SPEND HOURS HERE. Use mirrors to look at the ceilings. Just as good as the Doges palace. Another one not to miss

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London, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is more than you see when you get in. First room is just an appetiser to what comes next: beautifully carved statues in wood, amazing painted ceilings. You get some mirrors to be able to look at the paintings without effort. It is curious how the paintings looks amazing through the mirror! It is just a very grand building... More 

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Pavia, Italy
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you have loads of time and you don't know what to visit in Venice once done with the most popular attractions this could be a place to keep in mind, but only in that case. Don't get me wrong, it's beautiful and as everything in Venice it does take your breath away (the first floor especially), but one can... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Finest presentation of Tintoretto's works anywhere and a truly glorious experience. Good supply of mirrors for examining the breathtaking ceilings.

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