Scuola Grande di San Rocco, Venice

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Admire the majestic facade of Scuola Grande di San Rocco but be sure to go inside and look up. The large 16th-century wall and ceiling paintings by Tintoretto have led to comparisons with the Sistine Chapel. Originally built between 1489 and 1508, the church was overhauled in 1725. The rarely crowded church is next to the better-known Scuola Di San Rocco, also known for its Tintoretto works. Note the church has a dress code, with no shorts allowed. Plan to visit Scuola Grande di San Rocco during your Venice vacation using our convenient Venice online travel route planner .
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  • An expression belongs not to me. I read it in a wonderful book Arcadia Ippolitova "Only Venice. Images Of Italy 21. Tintoretto did not give rest thank Michelangelo, and he created the miracle of painting Skuoly Grande di San Rocco. A luxurious scenic decorations barely visible through the glass door. But it is only a small part. Ceremonial Hall is located on the second floor. And if the price of the 10 euro you think is too high, do not feel sorry for them, you won't regret it. This is really an amazing place. Firstly, because the Holy Rocco is one of the main backers of Venice, he was looking after the sick and plague of Venice, with its promenade Incurable, Salute Church (built in honour of ridding the city of the plague), venerates the Holy not less than St. mark. And Tintoretto, who wrote a lot of the churches in Venice, and sometimes not very thoroughly here really, really tried. This is the best Scuola Grande di Venezia, one of the major museums.
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  • Apart from his paintings (the most impressive being the crucifixion on Calvary) there are also some amazing wood carvings on the benches on the first floor, the piano nobile. Use the mirrors to apprec...  more »
  • We visited the week after the "beast from the East" hit Europe. The building is not heated and was colder than its surroundings. We had to terminate our visit because we were too cold to stay any long...  more »
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  • Amazing sight that must be seen when visiting Venice. From the outside you are not sure what to expect but once inside you are taken away by the art and size of the room. Painting covering the whole ceiling with great depth and colour. Stunning!
  • One of the most compelling places I've been to. Although works are not restored it's still money well spent. Good way to spend an afternoon
  • Read a little about Tintoretto then go to this overwhelming display of opulent, dramatic, and intriguing paintings. Which I consider to have been painted by the world's greatest painter. These overwhelming scenes are not in a traditional sterile museum, but they hang in a fraternity house (of sorts). Each painting was created for the spot where you see it hanging. Tintoretto painted one a year to fulfill a deal he made with the fraternity (more like a union than a fraternity). This experience takes my breath away each time I see it, so I always stop by, when in Venice.
  • Hosting an amazing collection of extraordinarily well preserved and skillfully restored paintings by Tintoretto, this School is a real gem in Venice.
  • This place is truly amazing. The rooms are ablaze with colour of the beautiful Tintoretto paintings.

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