Scuola Grande di San Rocco, Venice

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#9 of 188 in Historic Sites in Venice
Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Architectural Building
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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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  • There are no words to express the beauty of this place. Overwhelming. So glad I got to go in my last day in Venice (earlier they were filming a movie there). 
    There are no words to express the beauty of this place. Overwhelming. So glad I got to go in my last day in Venice (earlier they were filming a movie there).  more »
  • The building itself is spectacular and the paintings by Tintoretto just go on and on. They are magnificent. He was born in Venice in 1519 and was a master by the age of 20. The scuola is a great... 
    The building itself is spectacular and the paintings by Tintoretto just go on and on. They are magnificent. He was born in Venice in 1519 and was a master by the age of 20. The scuola is a great...  more »
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  • This was such a wonderful solo tour of Tintoretto for me. I became a huge fan of this master my first visit to Venice some time ago. This is a must see place to understand his role in conveying Venice's relationship with the Church. Tintoretto is to me one of the most skillful Public Relations representatives, in Venetian history. A must visit if you're a fan of his boldness, detailed mastery of his craft and his candid humour! Not to be missed is the incredible wood carvings lining the room as guardians of the real mortal world.
  • Beautiful museum featuring works by Tintoretto. Also located next to the Church dedicated to San Rocco where one of Tintoretto’s most famous pieces is located. Really enjoyed our time here just staring up at the beautiful paintings

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