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Scuola Grande di San Rocco

San Polo, 3052 | Campo San Rocco, 30125 Venice, Italy (San Polo)
0415234864
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Ranked #3 of 216 Attractions in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Art Galleries, Architectural Buildings
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Guangzhou, China
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

This two-storey-two-hall building, named after the church next to it, was called a "scuola" (school) and yet, more of a confraternity of the wealthy locals but what's shining here, is the name of the great, brilliant painter of the Venetian School of Renaissance - Jacopo Tintoretto - he was born and died in Venice. All of the works were done... More

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SHROPSHIRE
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

I don't know much about art, never seen Tintoretto's work before and and am not a great fan of architecture and galleries being a more outdoorsy person. But this is incredible. The entire walls and ceiling are covered with huge and detailed biblical paintings with gold framework connecting each painting and beautiful wood intricately carved below. Just breath-taking how much... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The Scuola is an hour of diversion from the crush of Tourist Venice. Well worth a visit - particularly as a lure to draw you away from the beaten path and towards the quieter (relatively speaking) parts. Its prime attraction is a collection of Tintoretto's work. Il Furioso's power, energy and technique is well-displayed in the lavish surroundings. The interior,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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79 reviews 79 reviews
50 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Now people meets at club or associations to socialize or making charity: once upon a time in Venice they use to meet in "Scuole" ( schools) to show their social position. Thanks to God they used to spend money in a clever way, calling the most famous painters or architect to enrich their "clubs". So this is what they left... More

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Yeppoon, Australia
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18 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

What a unique location, so different from anywhere else. We really enjoyed travelling on the canal to see the sites. We splurged on a gondola once and it was great. But the ferry was also lts of fun if it wasnt too crowded.

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Lyon, Rhone-Alpes, France
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

An extraordinary place, with a sealing like you've never seen before, absolutely amazing! The free audio guide is good also. Definitely worth the visit. Don't forget to ask for a discount price if you are under 26! If you want to know more about the best ( and worst ) things to do in Venice, feel free to check out... More

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

When I go to Venice or recommend attractions to friends this is my one "must see." The Scuola, which was built like a church, is covered - 2 floors - walls and ceilings -with original paintings by Tintoretto. All paintings are original and in original locations. Be sure to go to the 2nd floor and use one of the provided... More

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

the scale of artistic work is fantastic, you feel lost and strange surrounded by the splendor and beauty

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Go above to the first floor and grab a mirror to look at the paintings. Tintoretto will remain in your mind forever.

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Pinellas Park, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Got there first thing in the morning. We went right upstairs and were the only people in there! Cannot take pictures.

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