Scuola Grande di San Rocco began as a charitable institution for the sick. It was dedicated to St. Roch (San Rocco). Bartolomeo Bon provided the initial work while Scarpagnino created the Renaissance façade. This institution boasts 3 superb halls. Each of them is sumptuously decorated with some of Venice’s finest art work. It is this magnificent display of artwork that attracts tourists and scholars alike. They spend a day admiring the commissioned picture cycle by Tintorreto. They then relax in one of the hotels close to the Scuola Grande di San Rocco in Venice. The next day, they repeat the process.
You cannot begin to give due credit to the works of the Scuola Grande di San Rocco in a day. They cover the walls and ceilings of every room. He spent 23 years on these works. There are more than 50 paintings to discover. These include the Crucifixion, the Temptation of Christ and the Flight into Egypt. On the ceiling of the Sala dell’Albergo is St. Roch in Glory. The Sala Grande Superiore (Upper Great Hall) reveals depictions of the Old Testament on the ceiling and from the New Testament on the walls. Downstairs you can see the story of the Mary from the Annunciation to the Assumption. After even 1 visit you may want to stay longer.
Address: Campo San Rocco, 3052, 30125 San Polo, Venezia VE, Italy
Phone: +39 041 523 4864
Province: Province of Venice
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