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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
+39 041 523 4864
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is incredible! In my opinion, this is a must-see and I was shocked by how few people were visiting. The large main hall has ceiling and wall paintings by Tintoretto. One could spend hours looking at all the details, but probably ½ hour is...More

Thank TravelFan48105
Reviewed 6 days ago

The main attraction here is the series of Tintoretto paintings on the ceiling of the second floor. They provide mirrors to help you view them without straining your neck. The carved panels in this room are also fascinating. I liked the tower with the reliquaries,...More

Thank Steve C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A hidden gem with not many tourists. But may be the best collection of Tintoretto!! If you don't know him come for sure. You may be awed and inspired. Also this is the only place that provides mirrors for visitors to see the ceiling paintings...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

When people speak about Venice and its historic attractions, The Doges Palace (rightfully so), Saint Mark's Basilica and the Piazza San Marco are the first to mention. While the palace is really amazing, I found Scuola Grande di San Rocco no less amazing. While the...More

Thank Cynicoren
Reviewed 1 week ago

Entering Scuola Grande di San Rocco was like stepping into another world. A world full of art and grand paintings. Every inch is so beautiful. Needed a lot of time to absorb it all in the mind and the heart.

Thank Imstreetsmart
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic, unique place of huge historical and cultural importance. Very accommodative, leaves great impression on every visitor. the one of the world's miracles.

Thank venetian385
Reviewed 1 week ago

This magnificent collection of Tintoretto masterpieces is a peaceful joy to experience. I first saw the Crucifixion (go upstairs) 40 years ago and it blew me away. It still does. This has been described as THE finest Renaissance religious picture and this active and dynamic...More

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So many wonderful sites in this city. This is one of them. The architecture and details is amazing. As is almost everything here.

Thank Kendallkong
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Scuola Grande di San Rocco is a bit off tracks for many tourists but well worth a visit because the Tintoretto ceiling is just amazing. A bit to expensive

Thank DaKe72
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well worth the visit with amazing paintings. What is extraordinary is that this beautiful building with it's fabulous paintings has so few visitors. Take the time to go to the very top and to see the treasure room with gold and silver ware.

Thank Christopher 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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12 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
1 June 2016|
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Response from Amy L | Reviewed this property |
Cafés are everywhere