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Address: Salizada San Rocco San Polo 3052, 30125 Venice, Italy
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+39 041 52 34 864
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09:30 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Scuola Grande di San Rocco is a lay confraternity founded in 1478. The...

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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Was recommended to visit here and it was worth the visit. Don't forget to pick up the mirrors at the end of the hall to save your neck (though they are pretty heavy). We had a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was recommended to visit here and it was worth the visit. Don't forget to pick up the mirrors at the end of the hall to save your neck (though they are pretty heavy). We had a good guide book that talked through the images but it was fun to try to guess which stories the others were representing. couldn't quite... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After hitting the much recognized landmarks of Venice, a focus on the second tier is rewarded with spectacular architecture and art. The Scuola Grande di San Rocco is one such reward. This richly decorated and spacious meeting place is noted for its Tintoretto painted canvases on the walls and ceilings. The reliquary on the upper floor contains many devotional relics... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From ceiling to wall, virtually every space is a different artwork in the impressive main hall of Scuola di San Rocco! Dedicated to the patron saint of plague, Scuola di San Rocco was one of the once many great religious schools throughout Venezia, but this particular one was the only one that survived the test of time and political changes.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is a 10E charge to visit Rocco but it's worth every Euro. The ceilings are magnificent and marble and art work are definitely worth exploring. There are many sites in Venice you don't have to pay for but this place is the exception. If you aren't into art, don't waste your time.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We got a little lost trying to find the Scuola but it was well-worth the wanderings. The history of the building and its artwork are impressive. When you first enter, it is a very large, bland room so I makes going up the stairs to the rest even more surprising.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stunning display of an overwhelming arrangement of paintings in stunning surroundings. Take a lot of time and walk slowly: enjoy every detail of amazing craftsmanship. Admire the wooden statues as well!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

Beautiful wall to ceiling Tintorettos and works by Tiepolo (my favourite) and Giorgione. Absolutely stunning!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Another gem of a find, unbelievably crafted ceilings are a must, great building that is well worth visiting and must see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful way to go back in time and see, in situ, such a wonderful collection of works. Simply magnificent. As suggested in the title I would strongly recommend taking the audio tour to hear the history of the building and how the works were created. As indicated in another review it does get very cold in winter so... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

Beautiful and interesting side of Venice. Amazing grand ceilings. Beware if its winter it's freezing inside!

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