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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 5 days ago

We got some great shots of the exterior, and I did get a peek inside, but my family wasn't overly interested in this cultural visit. They had their hearts more set on shopping and San Marco. At least I got some exposure to the structure...More

Thank DaveEB310
Reviewed 6 days ago

Packed full of Tintoretto masterpieces. You start downstairs in the Assembly Hall which is impressive enough but ascend the stunning staircase and nothing can prepare you for the Sala Grande Superiore, chock full of action packed scenes from the Old Testament (ceiling) and New Testament...More

Thank Adam S
Reviewed 6 days ago

A true hidden gem that has fortunately escaped the normal crowds. Featuring a large array of works by the Italian painter Tintoretto, who was an exponent of the Renaissance school, this is truely splendid throughout. He is by no way the only artist on show...More

Thank Steve W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Another somewhat hidden gem. Not as crowded as some of the more highly publicized places but don't miss it

Thank williephips
Reviewed 1 week ago

Scuola Grande in Venise has to admire the "Crucification" by artist Tintoretto and much other splendours, merite a visit.

Thank Manuela L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must see for All Art lovers. The works of Art from Tintoretto are amazing. It is a beautiful Museum

Thank RadioCork
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I loved walking through the Scuola and the Tintoretto's are well worth seeing. A quiet place out of the fray of the spring and summer tourists.

Thank Elise B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Audioguide is a must here. We spent 90 or so mins here and truly enjoyed the beautiful paintings and woodwork. Very ornate, and inspiring. Worth the small fee, glad we went!

Thank Kathy M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All the museum is full of decorations, paintings and objects that were donated to the Confraternita. They wanted a beauty please to stay in, to help people being surrounded by beauty. It was very quiet, no so many people, and we could see everything at...More

Thank Chiarella S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This not so grandiose building from the outside is actually a masterpiece on the inside, as it was almost entirely painted by Tintoretto. The ground level room has about 10 of his big paintings, along with a few sculptures. The 1st level (and main) room...More

1  Thank Isa-Francis
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
neighborhood. 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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Thank you very much for the review. I would like to attend the concert. Where and how did you get the ticket?
January 12, 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!
What is the best time of day to visit to avoid long lines? Thanks!
August 10, 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
What is a good nearby cafe? Or, is there one onsite?
June 2, 2016|
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Response from Amy L | Reviewed this property |
Cafés are everywhere