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“San Rocco”

Scuola Grande di San Rocco
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Power and Glory in Venetian Art: Titian and...
Ranked #14 of 813 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 August 21, 2013

Beautiful. Free, no crowds! The paintings were exquisite. Haven't see anything like it. Don't wear hat or shorts, dress code to enter.

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Reviewed August 18, 2013

Venice was our second destination of Euro-trip on first week on June. a lot of tourists, people unfriendly and not helpful with directions and advice.

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Reviewed August 15, 2013

The massive scale of many of Tintoretto's paintings and the incredibly ornate detailing of the ceiling and walls made this Scuola one of the most impressive sights we saw during 4 days in Venice. I recommend use of the mirrors that are provided for guests to view the ceiling without straining one's neck.

Be aware that although this isn't a church, they nevertheless prohibit photography, and have many attendants on patrol to ensure that visitors don't violate this rule.

Thank WMarkR
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Reviewed August 15, 2013

St. Rocco's Church is located in San Rocco Square. Take the time to try to find this quiet place. Off the beaten path and truly a Venice worth seeing.

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Reviewed August 12, 2013

If on a quick trip to Venice you may miss this site. Scuola di San Rocco is a wonderful tribute to Tintoretto. The building is two floors, take the audio tour for detalied information. The second floor is where you find Tintoretto's work. Very impressive, lovely work, his version of a sistine chapel like expression. If you have several days in Venice be sure to visit this site.

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