The home to many works by Tintoretto and an architectural attraction in its own right.

Know Before You Go

Highlights include many of the paintings by renowned artist Tintoretto. The exterior of the building is worth taking a closer look at too with the fa├žade completed by several architects it was completed over a number of years and each has its own unique input. Put it on your to-do list and you won't regret it.
Close to the Basilica dei Frari try to incorporate both in one day. Start early at the Scuola to avoid crowds.
There are audio guides available which will talk you through the individual rooms and paintings - it is recommended to get the most from your visit.
Older children with an interest in art will enjoy.

Built in dark times

The Scuola Grande di San Rocco was a building established in 1478 by wealthy Venetians and named after the patron saint of the plague stricken. The plague had killed 50,000 Venetians, including Titian, the colossus of the Venetian school of painting.

How Tintoretto won the commission

The painter Tintoretto was commissioned in 1564 to provide the paintings. All of the works are by him, his assistants or his son. Instead of proposing plans or sketches like other artists vying to be commissioned, Tintoretto actually gifted an entire ceiling panel dedicated to St. Rocco. A gift that could not be refused, and that won him the job.

Main Tintoretto paintings

This is the place in Venice to come to if you wish to view the many Tintoretto paintings like The Annunciation, Adoration of the Magi, St. Mary Magdalen and Miracle of the Bronze Serpent to name a few.

Many of them are divided between upper and lower levels of the scuola, however some can also be seen on the ceiling of the Sala Superiore.

More than just Tintoretto

There are important works beyond those by Tintoretto, at the scuola. Famous artists represented include Giorgione, Titian, Tiepolo and Antonio Zanchi. The building also contains other precious objects of art including ceramics, sculptures and carpets.

Key Highlights

The Scuola Grande di San Rocco was built during the Venice plague to honour the patron saint of the plague stricken, St. Rocco.

The Scuola is home to spectacular Tintoretto paintings including The Annunciation, Adoration of the Magi, St. Mary Magdalen and Miracle of the Bronze Serpent.

How did Tintoretto manage to win the commission? Is there more here beyond Tintoretto? Read more.

Map : Scuola Grande di San Rocco

Other Venice Top 10 Attractions Near Scuola Grande di San Rocco are marked in yellow

Distance of other top ten Attractions from Scuola Grande di San Rocco
AttractionDistance
Basilica dei Frari0.1 Km
Grand Canal0.5 Km
Gallerie dell Accademia0.7 Km
Teatro la Fenice0.7 Km
Saint Mark's Basilica1.1 Km
Doge's Palace1.2 Km
Bridge of Sighs1.2 Km
Church of San Giorgio Maggiore1.6 Km
Murano3.3 Km

These distances are approximate [As the crow flies]

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