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Scuola Grande di San Rocco, Venice

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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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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  • We stayed a week and in Venice in August and we visited the big school hit by photos and from the reviews on Tripadvisor, and our expectations have not been disappointed. The live effect is far superior than the pictures. The school is split over three floors: on the first there are degrees canvases made by great masters of the ' 700 veneto; on the second there are works Tintoretto adorning all the ample living room with wooden carvings and stucco in gold; the third is the "darling of the school", the school's silver vestments and sacred objects. The third floor is not anything special, contains few things and no masterpiece. The first floor contains beautiful large canvases and of the highest quality. The second floor is the real jewel of the school, a true masterpiece of painting and sculpture, the equal if not superior to the Interior of the same Palazzo Ducale. The Central Hall is a true spectacle for the eyes and for all lovers of Venetian art and beyond. A place to visit, although little known outside the big sightseeing tours (in fact when we visited there were a dozen people at most). Not to be missed!
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  • It is an amazing place to go visit to spend time on art but not too much in one day. Tintoretto's paintings were great expressions of biblical passages and Pianta's wood carvings were the best i've se...  read more »
  • We visited the Schuola Grande absolutely by chance and were something of excited! The Sala Capitolare incredibly impressive - really hammer! At least the 10 euro worth!
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  • It is one of the most important place of Venice. Scuola meant a brotherhood devoted to the mutual aid and devotion, as St. Rocco, or to the crafts. The building, that was the place where the members met, is one of the most preserved evidences of the Venetian history and culture.
  • Great scenery, amazing architecture.
  • Amazing artwork in this building :)
  • Amazing paints
  • Nice spot
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