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San Rocco (Scuola of St. Rocco)

Campo San Rocco | San Polo, 3052, 30125 Venice, Italy (San Polo)
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Ranked #11 of 214 attractions in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings
Description: Here you will find some of the beautiful works from the painter Tintoretto.
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Bismarck, Arkansas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Just go! This was not a crowded place, it should have been for the masterpieces on the ceiling. There are chairs lining the main gallery so one can sit and enjoy the beauty of this place.

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Mauritius
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Awesome, stone work . Heavy atmosphere. Could not have been a ver happy life in those days unless you were the doge or amongst his party. Even berclusconi democracy sounds a little better !

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Lake Placid, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This is good for art lovers. Works by several artists, but mainly Tintoretto. Italian Artists really worked hard to painting ceilings. Much (not all) of Tintoretto's work is on the ceiling. A bit hard on the neck (in great hall). Maybe bring a travel neck pillow.

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Union City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

If this place were located, say, in the USA, it would be a main attraction. Since it is in Venice Italy, it is not as well-known. That is an advantage because it was not crowded at all, unlike many places in Venice. If you need a place that has gorgeous art and is not overcrowded with tourists, make the time... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

If you enjoy seeing beautiful art in a relaxed, authentic environment, you must visit San Rocco. The description of San Rocco as "Tinteretto's Sistine Chapel" gives you a good idea of what you're in for. The artwork is phenomenal! There is a piece of the artwork that is not faded, so you can see what the paintings looked like back... More

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

If you are at all interested in art, and even if you are not, then you must make a point of visiting this Scuola which is entirely covered in paintings by Tintoretto. Takes at least an hour to go round. It is recommended that you start in the Sala dell' Albergo - a smaller room just off the main hall... More

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Cascais, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

You must go there! You begin with the Goundfloor Hall.There's no painter likeTintoretto with his anamorphosis and you can even see paintings from others. The grandiose Upper Hall has really outstanding paintings on the walls and ceiling. We can admire every painting on the ceiling with the help of a mirror.

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 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.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

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

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

A little expensive at 10 euros per entry, but truly awe-inspiring exposure to Tintoretto. Did not anticipate the scale and emotional impact that my visit would have, but the views of his cycle painted for San Rocco elevated Tintoretto to one of my favorite Renaissance artists. Sitting in the Sala dell'Abergo and soaking up the vast expanse of Tintoretto's depiction... More

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