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Scuola Grande di San Rocco
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US$110,66*
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Power and Glory in Venetian Art: Titian and...
Ranked #14 of 824 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 3 weeks ago via mobile

For only 20 Euros for my family of 4 with kids 15 and 12, we were glad to have visited. The magnificent stairway, impressive ceiling, and large-scale paintings were beautiful; my kids were mesmerized by the size. There are many chairs in which to sit, admire, and learn some history. The music from a bass player outside the building made its way in and filled the room. It was a perfect moment. For us, it was very much worth the visit.

Thank TheSecretVagabond
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

To see here: upstairs ceiling covered with Tintoretto paintings—with large mirrors helpfully provided. Nothing else. Make sure you like Tintoretto before you go!

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Reviewed 15 June 2018

the suola di San Rocco is another must see in Venice. Jump back in time and submerge yourself in art, history, and music.

Thank sfaccin
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Reviewed 15 June 2018

The Scuola's staircases and ceilings are magnificent and are worth the entrance fee for art lovers. However this isn't a large place, so it can be seen quickly. I found this to be the case for most of Venice's scuolas and churches.

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Reviewed 10 June 2018

EURO 10 entrance fee. Plenty to see but rather a lot to pay in when there are so many other places that have no entrance fee at all

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