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. Plan to visit Scuola Grande di San Rocco during your Venice vacation using our convenient Venice online travel route planner .
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  • This is incredible! In my opinion, this is a must-see and I was shocked by how few people were visiting. The large main hall has ceiling and wall paintings by Tintoretto. One could spend hours looking...  more »
  • Just a room to visit for €10 and staff is unfriendly and not audiovisual guide available. Very disappointed
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  • Though its entrance is € 10, it is necessary to enter and see this old school art. The great Hall is reminiscent of one of the rooms of the Palace uffizi in Florence or the own Palace ducal
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  • Amazing sight that must be seen when visiting Venice. From the outside you are not sure what to expect but once inside you are taken away by the art and size of the room. Painting covering the whole ceiling with great depth and colour. Stunning!
  • One of the most compelling places I've been to. Although works are not restored it's still money well spent. Good way to spend an afternoon
  • Read a little about Tintoretto then go to this overwhelming display of opulent, dramatic, and intriguing paintings. Which I consider to have been painted by the world's greatest painter. These overwhelming scenes are not in a traditional sterile museum, but they hang in a fraternity house (of sorts). Each painting was created for the spot where you see it hanging. Tintoretto painted one a year to fulfill a deal he made with the fraternity (more like a union than a fraternity). This experience takes my breath away each time I see it, so I always stop by, when in Venice.
  • Hosting an amazing collection of extraordinarily well preserved and skillfully restored paintings by Tintoretto, this School is a real gem in Venice.
  • This place is truly amazing. The rooms are ablaze with colour of the beautiful Tintoretto paintings.

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