Scuola Grande di San Rocco, Venice

4.7
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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  • One of the great place to see in Venice, for a very decent prize compare to other more famous landmarks. Don't rush to visit, take your time to spot all the small original and unconventional details.....  more »
  • Stunningly beautiful. This building is a remarkable work of art in itself. Dozens of canvases, on the walls, on the ceiling, display Tintoretto's narrative cycle of events, in both the old and new...  more »
  • We were unsure what this might be but it should not be missed. As it was included in the Venice City pass, entrance was free/included in the ticket so not sure what the normal entrance fee is. The...  more »
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  • The Tintoretto paintings are amazing! In just three rooms there is enough beauty to captivate for more than an hour. Take your time and definitely rent the audio guide to fully appreciate the thematic harmony of the placement of each painting. Note to all, google maps is so horrendously wrong about the location of this place. It’s more than a half mile off. I had to ask five people for directions before I finally found it.
  • Another good reason to venture into the interior of Venice! This outdoor concert took place around August 10th or so at about 9:00pm between three buildings (Scuola Grande di San Rocco, Church of Saint Roch, and Leonardo da Vinci Museum). If you look close, you will see the red awning connects all three structures. The seating I assume was reserved, but passersby were able to walk up at the back to listen and take photos & video for free. Well worth the effort!!! [The desk clerk at my hotel seemed to think this was an annual celebration.]
  • Lower Your expectations and you'll be fine. It's really only one floor. But there are a lot of nice things to see on that floor. Not sure it was really worth €13 but it also felt good to contribute as it's a non-for profit
  • I was absolutely lucky to attend "Four Seasons" Vivaldi's concert in Venice. This was a unique opportunity to hear a beautiful Italian music in a building which walls heard real composers. Unbelievable, very intimate, if you will only have a chance, please use it and enjoy every minute of it.
  • A magical place, sometimes classical concerts (usually violin concerto) are held there. The entrance is ok for wheelchair users.

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