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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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  • The conservation and management of the school, which is entrusted to the confraternity of San Rocco was perhaps the highlight of the trip. Were available brochures that explain (but for the info we went with your smartphone on the school website), audio guide too expensive (€ 6). I also recommend a visit to church bystander that we were able to visit during the concert very suggestive of a requiem mass.
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  • The Scuola Grande di San Rocco in Venice next to the Church of Santa Maria dei Frari is a location not to be missed by anyone visiting Venice. An important façade of 16 century white marble of istria is in contrast a much darker tones, rich in elegance and artistic refinement with frescoes by numerous Masters including Tintoretto and Titian. The first floor with large living room represents one of the most beautiful and spectacular examples of Venetian salons. Highly recommended!
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  • Place beautiful, certainly the most beautiful place to visit except classical points... but family note turns quickly salted, 10 to 15 euros per person...
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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...