In the heart of Venice, where art, culture, and holiness come together.
Established as a confraternity in 1478, the Scuola Grande di San Rocco was officially proclaimed a Grand School by the Council of Ten of the Most Serene Republic of Venice in 1480. In 1485 the confraternity came into possession of a relic of the body of San Rocco, and between 1517 and 1549 was provided a new location, one of Venice’s most significant buildings, and one which houses the largest collection of works by Jacopo Tintoretto.
Tintoretto’s magnificent work, having evolved over three periods of the artist’s creative life, from 1546 to 1587, adorn three areas in the church: the Sala dell’Albergo, the Sala Superiore, and the Sala Terrena.
“…one of the most fascinating pictorial challenges of any age, and for its uniqueness represents for Venice that which Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel represents for Rome”.
Hours: daily 9:30am to 5:30pm. Last entrance at 5pm.
Closed: on December 25th and January 1st.
San Rocco Church
Hours: daily 9:30am to 5:30pm
On December 25th and January 1st: 9:30am to 12:30pm
Full price: 10 euro (includes audio-guide)
Reduced price: 8 euro for youth up to age 26, for seniors over 65, and for groups of at least 20 people
Children: free admission for children up to age 18 who belong to the same family and who are accompanied by at least one parent
Clergy: free admission
Disabled: free admission for the person accompanying the disabled visitor.
Source: Arte, Musica, Venezia www.artemusicavenezia.it