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Scuola Grande di San Rocco

San Polo, 3052 | Campo San Rocco, 30125 Venice, Italy (San Polo)
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Ranked #3 of 218 Attractions in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Art Galleries, Architectural Buildings
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Worth seeking out for the interior. Near another large church worth checking out. Hate they don't allow photos in Venice churches, even without flash.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

My wife and I went twice with our private art/history guide from Venicescapes and were amazed by the work of Tinteretto. It is the Venice Sistine Chapel. Bravo

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

The Scuola is composed of two large rooms, one at the entry and the more lavish room above it, both full of Tintorettos. It's an impressive sight indeed, but not exceptional in a country stuffed to bursting with Renaissance art, or in a city where one cannot swing a cat without hitting a Tintoretto. The entry price is inflated like... More

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This large complex contains the life's work of Tintoretto--his paintings and frescoes spread over the ceilings and walls of enormous rooms. The complex itself embodies 6 centuries of Venetian history. As an added bonus, the Frari church (S. Maria Gloriosadei Frari) is literally right around the corner.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

If you have any feeling at all for Renaissance art this is a must see. The Scuole Grande is quite a large building with walls almost completely filled with incredibly complex paintings, mostly by Tintoretto. The Sala Grande upstairs is particularly brilliant and my wife and I spent over an hour examining the myriad of work there. The room helpfully... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Plenty of elaborate artwork everywhere inside this wonderful building. We opted for the audio tour, but it was not explained how to use it (numbers relate to different rooms/artwork etc) so it was wasted on us which was a shame. Very ornate.

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Gloucester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

A stunning place to view some fantastic pictures in the place where they were painted by some of the best and most famous painters of the day. Not too many tourists as this was not on the " cruise" circuit and thank heaven for that.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Stunning place covered with paintings by Tintoretto. First floor hall is magnificent with carved wood characters round the panelling. A must see in Venice for art enthusiasts as Tintoretto was a resident Venetian artist and his work can be seen in many of Venice's churches and in The Doges Palace, but the Scuola Grande houses the most number of his... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Very great place to see wall to ceiling paintings venetian style. Its never too crowded and upstairs is a must see.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We were excited to visit based on the positive reviews here but were disappointed. There were several large tourist groups here which used a PA system to broadcast the tour guide's commentary. Really destroyed the beauty of the place. Quite a few rooms were closed. Not sure if it was temporary or more long-term, but it made the entrance fee... More

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