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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 yesterday

Renaissance building almost entirely decorated by Tintoretto with giant panels on the walls and ceiling of several huge rooms. Definitely worth seeing.

Thank PaulSnood
Reviewed 2 days ago

Did not know of it until we wondered upon it - paid, went in and well worth the visit - probably my highlight of 5 days in Venice

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very interesting experience away from most of the tourists. Tintoretto paintings on a colossal scale and the charge for the admission is 10 Euro. Admission discounts are available for seniors. Photos are allowed but little light is available so really you need an SLR...More

Thank Titus D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Before saying anything, here are some IMPORTANT TIPS: if you are 29 years old OR LESS, it totally worth to buy the rolling venice card. It gives you discount to a lot of places, including Scuola di San Rocco. This place is not part of...More

1  Thank Giovana B
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was wondering why this place was almost empty? This is Tintoretto's Sistine Chapel. They provide large hand-held mirrors, so you can very comfortable enjoy ceiling frescoes.

Thank ysiNovi_Mi
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place! I loved this place. The art that literally covers ever wall and ceilings. The beautiful detail is exquisite. You are given a map in order to better understand what you are looking at. We wandered around, mouths agape the whole time. This place!

Thank Nicole A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Scuola was the original home of a very wealthy medieval guild. There are only two rooms in the school, both are exceptional, particularly the upstairs room, which contains wall to wall huge works of art by Tintoretto including his crucifixion masterpiece. The artwork together...More

1  Thank Wiztraveller
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Probably well known as a destination for die-hard Tintoretto fans, but it really was fabulous. Large meeting rooms with dozens of paintings, many mural size. I recommend the audio guide at 3 euros. It had really bright little pictures on it. The paintings themselves were...More

Thank sarahlala0514
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In the heyday of the Venetian Republic , only members of the three hundred leading families ( those inscribed in the so-called Golden Book ) we’re eligible to stand for Public Office . Lesser mortals could demonstrate their public spirit by joining a confraternity ,...More

1  Thank David J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In a quieter part of Venice easily reached from the train station and with several other museums and churches near by this spot is well worth a visit. Spend an hour or so with a mirror looking at the incredible detail on the upstairs ceiling...More

Thank LondonDiT
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
2 June 2016|
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Response from Amy L | Reviewed this property |
Cafés are everywhere