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“A worthwhile visit.”

Scuola Grande di San Rocco
Ranked #9 of 792 things to do in Venice
Certificate of Excellence
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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 December 6, 2017

A magnificent collection of Tintoretto’s paintings, wood carvings by varios artists and impressive architecture.

Thank Monica W
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Reviewed December 1, 2017

I have visited this Scuola on numerous times and it never ceases to amaze. At this time of year it is virtually empty, which allows for a long and reflective visit. They had a 1/4 scale version of the Scrovegni Chapel on the main floor with art students providing a wonderful commentary. This was a superb exhibit, that really added to the whole experience.
This Scuola is a must visit.

Thank spiinyynorman
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Reviewed November 29, 2017 via mobile

The entry is 10 euro . The place is filled with beautiful art.. must go if you are into painting ..it covers the Walls and ceilingd. Worth it

Thank Siddhi D
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Reviewed November 27, 2017

the décor and architecture of these places is beyond words. I was really take aback by the tapestrys and its such a shame that some of them were damaged by bombs but, the San Rocco is worth a visit.

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Reviewed November 19, 2017 via mobile

The scuola consists of two vast rooms - both of them very grand in their way, with massive paintings on the walls and ceilings. The setting is well done, with lighting arranged like torches to properly show off the art works. There are also side rooms with their own exhibits of Church plate etc or paintings. It’s 10€ per person. I have to admit, even as a fan of Tintoretto, the artworks are difficult to access; the paintings are darkened - I presume by smoke from before the advent of electrical lighting. There are some that are stunning, but I left feeling a bit underwhelmed. The impact of the sala superiore is still something to see though.

Thank Dave S
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