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“A Complete Surprise” 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 #9 of 350 things to do in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: Here you will find some of the beautiful works from the painter Tintoretto.
Vienna, Austria
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“A Complete Surprise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

I was not a particular fan of Tintoretto but the day was rainy and lent itself to indoor activities rather than wandering the wonderful alleys and admiring the architecture of Venice. Entry into the Scuola is not inexpensive and the ground floor from the ticket booth is huge but empty and one can not really see more than two of the huge pictures hanging on the wall. However, it is wet outside so we take the risk. Thank goodness! The ground floor cycle of Tintoretto paintings is impressive but the room is like one of the main rooms in the Academia. Then one goes upstairs and sees a room that is unbelievable in its conception and execution. I was impressed and very pleased that the weather had persuaded me to look in. It is well worth the effort and the cost.

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“An Excellent Display of Art and beautiful Building”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

This building was build in the late 15th century and houses a terrific and beautiful collection of Tintoretto and others and is well worth the effort to find it. The Audio guide is excellent but a little difficult to follow the sequence - make sure you get a map of the building to assist but it is well worth the effort.

Visited October 2013
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“This is Tintoretto's Sistine Chapel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

There is a spectacular museum which we have visited twice. The Church of San Rocco is adjacent and free. There is a charge for this place but it is a must see. Use the audio guide (even if it is a bit confusing). You won't be disappointed. It is all about Tintoretto and it is housed in a beautiful building. It a chance to learn about the history and people of Venice.

Visited October 2013
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“Must See”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013 via mobile

Even if you dont visit any other place of interest in Venice, you must take the time to go here.

My husband (despite his objections!) and I have visited many impressive museums, buildings and cathedrals throughout Europe but this is one of the finest we have seen (i was more impressed with this than i was with the sistine chapel!)

Im a huge fan of historic buildings but not so much of paintings and art. However, the paintings here by Tintoretto are breathtaking.

There are only three rooms to view in total but you should ask for the audio tour (included in the price) and listen to it throughout. It lasts for about an hour but gives you a much clearer understanding and appreciation of the paintings.

It would be a real shame to visit Venice and miss this gem.

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“Wonderful Tintoretto; frustrating audio guide”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Suggest you go to the shop on arrival and purchase a guide book (an additional 12 euros I know, but you’ll have it as a memento to take home) and use this to identify the pictures as you make your way round. The audio guide is bogged down with irrelevant minutiae and although the hand set has numbers to punch in, none of the pictures are numbered so you are forever trying to figure out which is being described.

World class art and setting; what an infuriating audio guide!

Visited October 2013
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