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“Stunning achievement”

Scuola Grande di San Rocco
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Venice Sightseeing Walking Tour with a Local Guide
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Power and Glory in Venetian Art: Titian and Tintoretto
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Ranked #8 of 792 things to do in Venice
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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 becoming the richest Scuola of the city. At that point it was decided to build a new monumental headquarters and engage Tintoretto to decorate it with his most celebrated pictorial cycle, illustrating episodes from the New and Old Testaments. It is the only one of the historic Scuole Grandi to have survived the fall of the republic. It is a unique site, where over 60 paintings are preserved in their original setting in a building that has hardly undergone any alteration since its construction. The confraternity is still active today, carrying out its traditional charitable duties as well as looking after its extraordinary artistic patrimony.
Reviewed January 30, 2013

I have been several times and it never ceases to amaze that one artist achieved all this. Don't miss it

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Reviewed January 30, 2013

If you love art, then you really must visit San Rocco to see 25 years of Tintaretto's work, all in the original place that it was painted.

Thank Lisa W
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Reviewed January 27, 2013

The Scuola has only 3 rooms, but each room is full of art. We had an audioguide which was well worth having.

The concentration of medieval art is more than we have seen anywhere before and in january it was almost deserted.

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Reviewed January 23, 2013

Absolutely stunning you really shouldn't miss this - if you can find it. Start upstairs in the anteroom and work you way round from there

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Reviewed January 13, 2013

You should probably get some sort of guidebook, but I liked it anyway. Kids really do like looking at the paintings with the mirrors.

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