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Scuola Grande di San Rocco

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The Scuola Grande di San Rocco is a lay confraternity founded in 1478. The popularity of the cult of St. Roch, whose remains had been in the possession of the brotherhood since 1485, contributed to the latter’s rapid expansion to the extent of it...more
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Salizada San Rocco San Polo 3052, 30125 Venice, Italy
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Reviewed April 9, 2018

A marvellous collection of massive Tintoretto paintings, including his huge Crucifixion scene. The building is a jewel of Venice.

Thank Jenny L
Reviewed April 8, 2018

It starts in the ground floor which looks a bit simple but nevertheless there are amazing large paintings of Tintoretto. After that you will climb the stairs with paintings about the pest in Venice to the breath taking meeting hall with the painting cycle of...More

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Reviewed April 8, 2018

Outstanding collection of Tintoretto's in a very interesting building. Wood carvings on second floor were amazing. Place was empty but what a great art museum

Thank Clive T
Reviewed April 3, 2018

I was in Venice 23 years ago and this place stuck in my mind as exquisite. Tintoretto's Sistine Chapel. You pick up a mirror by the far wall upstairs and it reflects and magnifies the wondeful ceiling. Everything about it is stunning, from the floor...More

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Reviewed March 30, 2018 via mobile

For €10 each I was expecting more than essentially one room. It is a stunning room however with Tintoretto artworks. Some of it is being renovated so there’s probably more to it normally. After Doges palace it’s a bit disappointing though.

2  Thank chowso
Reviewed March 25, 2018

Another "secret" place to visit, compared to San Marco etc. If you want to get a deeper understanding of Venice' history, come and visit this place. As a "school" of former Venezian craftsmen, the welth and importance of the city gets even more impressive. Bring...More

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Reviewed March 23, 2018

This building is not on the usual trail but is a real treat. Uncrowded and able to see the building and its priceless paintings in peace and tranquillity is rare in Venice. The floors are as beautiful as the ceilings. However, there are a great...More

1  Thank Gale L
Reviewed March 22, 2018

I went here to examine Tintoretto's Crucifixion as I know John Singer Sargent's 'Gassed' was influenced by it. But there is so much more! Surprisingly given the plethora of Tintoretto's, Tiepolo's and other work, my favourite stuff were the woodcarvings on the second floor. Brilliant....More

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Reviewed March 21, 2018 via mobile

Apart from his paintings (the most impressive being the crucifixion on Calvary) there are also some amazing wood carvings on the benches on the first floor, the piano nobile. Use the mirrors to appreciate the ceiling paintings (also on the first floor). Sadly we couldn't...More

2  Thank RX61
Reviewed March 20, 2018

We visited the week after the "beast from the East" hit Europe. The building is not heated and was colder than its surroundings. We had to terminate our visit because we were too cold to stay any longer. Nevertheless beautiful and unmissable

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KaykoStantonFineArt
January 12, 2017|
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Response from marcia_makino | Reviewed this property |
We were there around mid October and we got tickets few minutes before the concert at 7:30pm in front of the venue. It was fantastic!
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UWDad
August 10, 2016|
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Response from ralex65 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for delayed answer. I was there at 2PM or around - no line at all. Generally in Venice second half of the day is more convenient time for visiting: those people who came from continent for one-day trip usualy got tired... More
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Response from Amy L | Reviewed this property |
Cafés are everywhere
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