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Scuola Grande San Giovanni Evangelista di Venezia
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Ranked #27 of 814 things to do in Venice
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Owner description: "Scuola" (School) is the term used in the ancient Republic of Venice to indicate the confraternity.The Scuola Grande San Giovanni Evangelista di Venezia was established in March 1261. Its building complex is the result of centuries of successive architectural and decorative interventions and starting from a first mid fourteenth century building it gradually enlarged as the economic and religious importance of the School increased.In its glorious building the Scuola Grande has hosted and continues to host important meetings of a high social and cultural value, at national and international level.With its activities it has increased its prestige and at the same time it has managed to collect funds to restore and preserve its historical buildings, providing a beneficial service to the city of Venice.
Reviewed February 7, 2013

we went to hear La Traviata here one evening in November and it was a totally magical experience we have returned on numerous occasions and loved every visit

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Reviewed May 3, 2011

We stopped at this Scuola Grande because we were taken back by the beauty of the entrance and we were not disappointed. The Scuola itself is an interesting mix of styles (from early Renaissance to the Baroque period) and the congregation room on the second floor is really impressive with many famous paintings (that could do, however with a bit of restoration..) and ceiling frescos. Beautiful marble stairs too. We were also invited to see the church which is very intimate and definitely worth the extra 20 mins.
A real elegant treat.

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Reviewed June 8, 2007

Built at the end of the 14th century and finished in the 15th century, this is a wonderful little stop while walking through the San Polo district of Venice. You first enter the courtyard of the Scuola through a beautiful gateway created by Pietro Lombardo topped by an eagle pediment and a frieze of leaf sprays, the symbol of the patron saint of this Scuola, San Giovanni Evangelista. The entryway was also the subject of a John Singer Sargent painting. The first floor hall is somewhat plain, merely a large room with a dark wood ceiling and several columns dividing the room up the middle. To get to the 2nd floor you walk up a grande staircase designed by Codussi. The 2nd floor hall is the real reason to stop in. The hall is a large room with many beautiful paintings by Tintoretto, Palme il Giovane, and Tiepolo covering the wails and the ceiling. The hall is headed by the altar created by Giorgio Massari featuring San Giovanni Evangelista. The Scuola is bit off of the tourist path, which makes it is nice place to take some quiet time to relax, sit back, and admire the works of some of the great Venetian artists.

The Scuola is only open on Sundays and Mondays for self-guided tours. During the rest of the week, ballets and concerts are held here to which tickets are available online. The cost for a tour is 2,50 euro per person for entry. You are given a sheet of paper that gives some history of the building and includes a plan of the paintings in the 2nd floor hall that tells you who the artist was and the name of the painting.

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