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“A nice stop and a free church”

Scuola Grande di San Rocco
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Venice Sightseeing Walking Tour with a Local Guide
Ranked #6 of 612 things to do in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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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“A nice stop and a free church”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2014

It was an interesting walk through the church. A lovely church. But we would have benefited more if there were English subtitles with a description of the art. Bring a pamphlet or guide from home before you go or you will be stuck paying 6 euro for the audio guides.

Visited June 2014
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“TEHY DON'T HANG WALPAPER LIKE THIS ANY MORE”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2014

Of course they don't as the ceiling is covered with Tintoretto's and other magnificent painting. Chocked full or art and history.

Visited January 2014
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“Most beautiful, especially the upstairs rooms”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2014

The upstairs rooms have some beautifully displayed and lit paintings; the ceilings alone are worth a visit.

Visited June 2014
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“Breathtaking”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2014

You absolutely must visit the Scuola Grande di San Rocco; without going there your visit to Venice would be incomplete.

The upstairs room is quite simply breathtaking.

PS: Use the mirrors to look at the ceiling!

Visited June 2014
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“A gem you don't want to miss”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2014

Breathtakingly beautiful. Do not miss this extraordinary place decorated with exclusive paintings. I know, a lot of big words in this review. But this place is worth each of them.

Visited June 2014
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