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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. For Scuola Grande di San Rocco and beyond, use our Venice tourist route planner to get the most from your Venice vacation.
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  • If only "the entrance", leading to the hospital, well worth a visit. Then, a steep and beautiful staircase takes you to a great Hall where only the ceiling already amazing. The rest he tells Tintoretto!
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  • The feeling of entering the great Hall and suddenly find that ceiling full of magnificent works of art is indescribable. It's definitely one of the places that you must visit when you are in Venice for lovers of Baroque art.
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  • The place impresses with beauty and painting frescoes. We were tracking a miga local resident in the very understanding of the arts and paintings. I can't evaluate the visit unattended.
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  • Amazing art by Tintoretto on two floors. Paintings are dark perhaps because they are 500 years old! Be sure and walk up to the third floor which has a Treasury of religious objects including a reliquary with a thorn from Jesus' crown of thorns. The wood carvings on the walls of the second floor room (first floor European) are amazing. There are mirrors available in this room to use to see the ceiling better. They are on the far left against the back wall. No charge to use them.
  • Wow what an incredible place. The history of the Scuola was explained well and the endless paintings by Tintoretto are beautiful. Definitely recommend for travellers, it's lovely and quiet, they offer a discount to young people which is rare to find, and it's just around the corner from the best bakery in Venice, Tonolo!
  • Beautiful works of art. Kids go free. Two big rooms and the final room, so doesn't take long. Sit in the seats and soak it all in. The life and times of Jesus.
  • A beautiful palace right next to the Basilica dei Frari of Venice! Rich with artworks from Tintoretto as well as Tiziano.
  • Just beautiful- the staircase is breath taking and being able to study the ceiling art works with mirrors provided really was helpful. A place to linger...