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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 4 days ago

This is truly an exceptional place and the Tintoretto's are extraordinay - but don't think it is an easy see. First of all, many works are on the ceiling and after looking up at the ceiling for a while you can feel dizzy. Whether for...More

Thank MrPatient
Reviewed 5 days ago

This scuola is sumptuous and well preserved and dedicated to San Rocco, who helped heal victims of the plague. It is the home of many Tintoretto frescos depicting scenes from the Bible as well as 16th and 17th century allegorical sculptures. It also has one...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The lines to get into the Ducal Palace and St Marks Basilica are why we went searching for this hidden gem. Well worth the effort. We would put this in the MUST See column if you are in Venice.

2  Thank fireman452
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is stunning; Venice and it's obvious attractions will always claim the fame but this place really is a hidden gem (probably just twenty people midday when we were visiting) among the canals and narrow walkways of Venice. When you enter, the ground floor...More

1  Thank KeithJSullivan
Reviewed 1 week ago

As the title of my review suggests, this place is awesome. There are plenty of reviews published covering various people's experiences and may be I can just confirm that based on our visit in Venice this week, this Scuola is still one of the best...More

1  Thank NickInChina1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you have any interest in the work of the Venetian masters then do not miss the Scuola Grande di San Rocco. The Tintoretto friezes take my breath away. I visit everytime I am in Venice.

Thank Adrian J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Scuola Grande di San Rocco is right around the corner from dei Frari. I particularly love the allegorical wood carvings on the second floor. The wealth of art is almost overwhelming. Incredible to visit.

1  Thank cohenfamily
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Take the time to walk over to the Scuola which is away from the main tourist areas. Every room you walk in to is filled with amazing history.

1  Thank BeaglesLocos
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For 10 Euro, Scuola Grande is a site that is well worth your time, especially if you have a love or appreciation for art, but even if you do not. The main attraction is on the second floor where you'll find Tintoretto's interpretation of the...More

1  Thank Jamie G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well worth visiting for the huge cycle of paintings by Tintoretto which are the key attraction here. Also in an interesting part of town with attractive little squares and nice places to get a drink or a meal.

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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