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Scuola Grande di San Rocco

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Address: San Polo, 3052, 30125 Venice, Italy
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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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Beautiful ceilings, audioguide strongly recommended

A great building with many ceilings and paintings, all by “resident” painter Tintoretto. The audioguide is helpful to follow up the different paintings and catch the intent of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great building with many ceilings and paintings, all by “resident” painter Tintoretto. The audioguide is helpful to follow up the different paintings and catch the intent of the painter, but there’s a lot of looking up—or use the mirrors provided in the main room.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Scuola (as opposed to the Church) of San Rocco was where Tintoretto created some of his very best paintings in the C16 and where Stravinsky once conducted a full orchestra in the C20. There is an excellent shop now attached, and free guides in many languages. On entering, the wall paintings tell their own dramatic stories with biblical scenes... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Of all the places we've visited over 4 days in Venice, this was the most disappointing. The audio guide obviously had a lot of information but was not easy to use - mine had me totally confused and at one point was playing modern music over the commentary. It was so cold inside the building that I couldn't inflict my... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is a pretty small museum. There are some nice works but bring a jacket, it's cold here! It's centrally located in the middle of other museums too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Truly breathtaking. An art lovers dream. Don't forget to get your guide leaflet when you go in and they give you a mirror to look at the ceiling paintings. Very reasonable entrance. Don't miss this one.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On a rainy October morning, I made my way to this gorgeous building. Of all the architectural gems that Venice holds, this was one of my favorites. Of course you must be a fan of Tintoretto to truly appreciate this building. From wall to ceiling, every inch a masterpiece. I especially loved the heavy mirrors furnished upstairs to appreciate the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'll start off by saying that this review comes from someone who normally has little to no interest in art or architecture. I'm not an art snob nor someone that is usually moved by things involving creativity and imagination. That being said, I was blown away by the magnitude and scope of what was inside this "Grand Guild house." The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Even if you don't like Tintoretto, the scale of the upper floor's paintings (walls and ceilings) is a sight that stays in the memory. Hand-held mirrors are a nice touch to see the ceiling works without getting a crick in your neck ;) I'm not a fan of the painter or that style, yet each visit I find something that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the highlights of any trip to Venice. Although the audio guide is not the easiest to operate, it is wonderfully informative. The upper hall takes ones breath away. The decorative marble floor is exceptional. There are the extraordinary Tintoretto canvasses in the ceiling - viewing is enhanced by using the large hand held mirrors. Then there are the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Stopped more by chance than plan in the Scuola di St. Rocca. Its an amazing building, with inside some superb mural paintings.

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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.