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“Don’t miss the second floor”

Scuola Grande di San Rocco
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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 November 15, 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit to the Scuolo and in particular the second level. Pick up a mirror at the end of the room and walk around with it holding it like a platter. It will magnify the beautiful paintings on the ceiling and walls and you won’t have to tilt your head back to see anything!! You just look into the mirror. The museum workers really should tell you this but none of them said anything. The works of art are amazing but I think admission price is a little steep at €10 each.

Thank Christine L
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Reviewed November 10, 2017

We did not go into the main building but rather spent time visiting the other museum across from it. Amazing little museum with working models of some of DaVinci's inventions. Definitely a "hidden jewel" that was a worthwhile 2 hours.

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Reviewed November 10, 2017

The ground floor, with its amazing Tintorettos, had us standing with heads tilted up and eyes and mouths wide open. We had been told -- never listen to them again! -- that the upstairs was not worth the walk. Oh so wrong. The wooden carvings by Pianta on the Beauty of Virtues and the Ugliness of Vices, done a century after the Tintorettos, are exceptional. Full of life and meaning. A writer, I took special pleasure in Magnificence in the Library. Five shelves of books thought to make up the perfect library. In the middle of it is a small door that leads into a shrine to knowledge, and on a lower shelf a reader left his specs behind on the book he was reading. Oh do go. And give yourself time to really look.

Thank WriterJ
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Reviewed November 6, 2017 via mobile

The interior is absolutely stunning especially the second floor. It is in the less touristy area, but not hard to find.

The only minus is the entrance fee is 10 euro, which I think is not value for money. Building is not huge, so you can do within an hour and enjoy the art works.

1  Thank Ong T
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Reviewed November 4, 2017 via mobile

We were tipped off by a local that this location was perhaps the most beautiful hospital in existence. We were not disappointed and even more surprised by this exhibit.

Going to the exhibit upstairs you have to pay five euros but have the most pristine environment for healthcare scholastic learning. The room is one large library with glass showcases of ancient manuscripts some 600 years old including Hippocrates works.

Other showcases include ancient medical implements ranging from saws and knives and syringes to the earliest forms of anesthesia. Alongside it or greatly accurate anatomical drawings and a variety of implements used over the years.

One can easily spend 30 to 60 minutes examining all the displays.

1  Thank GourrmetGourmand
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