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San Rocco (Scuola of St. Rocco)

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Address: San Polo, 3052, 30125 Venice, Italy
Phone Number: 415234864
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Description: Here you will find some of the beautiful works from the painter Tintoretto.
Here you will find some of the beautiful works from the painter Tintoretto.
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Every aspect of the building is beautiful. Take time, in addition to the ceilings and other paintings, to look at the series of carvings.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Every aspect of the building is beautiful. Take time, in addition to the ceilings and other paintings, to look at the series of carvings.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Light candles, send good wishes home, enjoy the architecture and enjoy the music if they are playing

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

The dozens of Tintoretto paintings, on walls and ceilings, are stunning - magnificent and beautiful. They are displayed in their original settings. The free audio guide, whilst a bit long-winded, is well worth using to ensure an understanding of the paintings.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

I travelled to Venice just to visit this church. It was beautiful. The staff members in attendance though treat everyone as nuisances with their curt remarks and rude refusals to allow access to the altar area. The refusal wasn't the most upsetting part of the experience, it was the attitude of the man who was in attendance. Remember this is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Enjoyed the whole area here with lots to see and enjoy. .We could walk there from where we were staying and then walk on to the bridge crossing the canal without even the need to use the Vaporetta.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

the image program here is the religious complement to tintoretto's secular program in the doge's palace. it's essential to see both. but maybe a day or two or apart. otherwise you'll get a tintoretto overdose, fascinating and strange as his painting is.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

As a 20 year project of Tintoretto one can't help but be impressed by the massive undertaking of covering the walls and ceilings with paintings telling the Old and New Testament stories(some obscure,others very familiar) in these giant,writhing figures. On the other hand, the works must have darkened and are difficult to make out,much less interpret. The smaller,side room with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The ceiling paintings ,in particular are spectacular. The provision of mirrors to enable easy viewing of the ceiling is much appreciated by those of us with old.and stiff necks!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Tintoretto is perhaps the greatest of the Venetian painters. His best work has to be seen in Venice because most of it is too large to travel. Also see the work in Madonna Dell' Orto

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

Our guide book described San Rococo as a 'Venitian frat house' which I think is a very unflattering description of this building. It's crammed with Tintoretto paintings and it's actually quite fun to walk around with a mirror while reading about all the ceiling paintings. A gem.

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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 neighborhood. 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 Polo is defined by churches including Basilica dei Frari, one of the most important churches sought by art lovers.