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“magnificent and not so well known” 5 of 5 stars
Review of San Rocco (Scuola of St. Rocco)

San Rocco (Scuola of St. Rocco)
San Polo, 3052, 30125 Venice, Italy (San Polo)
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Ranked #2 of 197 Attractions in Venice
Type: Architectural Buildings, Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
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Owner description: Here you will find some of the beautiful works from the painter Tintoretto.
New York City, New York
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“magnificent and not so well known”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

I have been coming to see this attraction since 1968. It was so impressive that I keep returning. It is never crowded, for some strange reason. The enormous cycle of paintings was done by Tintoretto, one of the great 16th century Venetian artists. It is a must see

Visited May 2013
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“Tintoretto's Paradise!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

A real highlight of Venice. Possibly the best collection of Tintoretto paintings anywhere in the world.

When we visited, the ground floor had been cleared for another exhibition but there were still a number of interesting paintings around the walls. However, it is the room upstairs that has to be seen to be believed. I think there are something like 56 biblical paintings by Tintoretto, painted over 18 years, and others by Titian.

You just have to take your time to sit and admire the work and the dedication to do this - the rooms are incredible.

Admission was 10 euros each and it is worth getting the included audio guide to explain in detail all that can be seen. Fabulous, well worth it.

Visited May 2013
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“An art-lover's paradise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

Wall to wall to ceiling Tintoretto on a grand scale. I am not really a fan of this kind of thing but it is jaw-dropping. And there is a huge crucifixion mural that moved me profoundly despite my being a secularist. That's the power of great art for you.

Visited June 2013
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“Where to find the best of Tintoretto”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

Located in a beautiful 'campo'.
Start at the very topmost room to appreciate whereTintoretto began and demonstrated his awesome pictorial genius from the ceiling down, from then on descending in time floor by floor. There is also some of the strangest, intriguing sculpture lining the walls which should not be missed.

Visited June 2013
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“Expensive for only a great room”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

The Scuola Grande di San Rocco is very expensive (10 euro per person) for only three rooms to be seen. The downstair room shows a lot of religious painting from Tintoret, but are not very beautiful, except for real art lovers. The two upstair rooms (a big one and a small one) are more impressives, but are visited very fast. The big room shows beautiful roof and great wood sculptures and painting on the walls. But you could spend your money of something else, if your budget is limited.

Visited May 2013
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