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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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a lovely gem

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Very impressive and if you are a fan of Tintoretto, this is a must visit. Magnificent paintings - and shows he was a shrewd negotiator, too. Twenty three years' of work at one location!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Spectacular. This is a jaw dropping experience. The second floor hall with the ceiling and walls covered in beautiful paintings. The wood carvings of the vices and virtues are absolutely beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

One of a kind - the whole lower and upper floors decorated by Tintoretto. Astonishing. Wonderful place to catch a concert.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

The art in the building is amazing, both the vast collection of paintings, and the wood carving work in the upstairs room. Well worth a visit. There was a pop-up choir who performed a few pieces outside while we were there, they were excellent. We also went to Sunday mass at the Friary church next door, which is very interesting.

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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.