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Scuola Grande di San Rocco

Religious Site Venice, Italy

Scuola Grande di San Rocco

The Scuola Grande di San Rocco is a building in Venice, northern Italy. It is remarked for its collection of paintings by Tintoretto, generally agreed to include some of his finest work. It's a lay confraternity founded in 1478. The confraternity is still active today, carrying out its traditional charitable duties as well as looking after its extraordinary artistic patrimony.

The popularity of the cult of St. Roch, whose remains had been in the possession of the brotherhood since 1485, contributed to the latter’s rapid expansion to the extent of it becoming the richest Scuola of the city. At that point it was decided to build a new monumental headquarters and engage Tintoretto to decorate it with his most celebrated pictorial cycle, illustrating episodes from the New and Old Testaments. It is the only one of the historic Scuole Grandi to have survived the fall of the republic.

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+39 041 52 34 864

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Historic Centre
Calle Archivio S. Polo, 3052, 30125 Venezia VE, Italy

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