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Scuola Grande di San Rocco
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US$12.16*
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Venice Sightseeing Walking Tour with a Local Guide
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US$104.00*
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Power and Glory in Venetian Art: Titian and Tintoretto
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US$81.47*
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Venice Hidden Gems Tour Including Gondola Ride
Ranked #8 of 775 things to do in Venice
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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.
Reviewed 3 August 2014

It's all about the second floor & most people miss this because they peek in and see the first floor and don't want to pay the entrance fee based on what they see. The first floor is good too but it's an amazing second floor - one that I have seen twice & happy to pay the entrance fee to see again & again.

Thank Berkeyd
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Reviewed 31 July 2014

Don't skimp on the entrance fee - if you're a fan of Tintoretto and Titian then you have to see this. Go and marvel at the over the top gilded ceilings.

Thank Tony M
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Reviewed 30 July 2014

Nice story to this place.in another city, there would be a queue to see it. Use the opportunity to see some great art with minimum hassle.

Thank Giridhar R
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Reviewed 29 July 2014

This is a stunning, beautiful collection of impressive art. But if you want to capture the feeling and sheer beauty of the scuole as meeting rooms (that intriguing Venetian institution which pre-dated the Masons, the Guilds, etc.) visit the Scuola dei Carmini (The Carmen nuns). More beautiful, and on a smaller scale. And cheaper. Or, in Castello, the Dalmation Order scuola.

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Reviewed 29 July 2014

Tintoretto capital. Ceilings, walls, everywhere. You will get a stiff neck even using the supplied mirrors. Free audio guide is good

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