In the heart of Venice where art, culture and devotion meet
The Scuola Grande di San Rocco is a lay confraternity founded in 1478. 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.
It is a unique site, where over 60 paintings are preserved in their original setting in a building that has hardly undergone any alteration since its construction.
The confraternity is still active today, carrying out its traditional charitable duties as well as looking after its extraordinary artistic patrimony.
The Scuola Grande di San Rocco: a welcoming face in Venice
Four meetings at the Scuola Grande, in the Sala dell’Albergo.
Wednesday October 18th
I restauri alla Scuola Grande di San Rocco. Arch. Ettore Vio, già Proto di San Marco e di San Rocco
Wednesday October 23th
Monteverdi – Una luce sul canto, la musica e la liturgia. Per una teologia del celebrare con il canto. Prof. Gianandrea Di Donna, Facoltà Teologica del Triveneto – Istituto Superiore di Scienze Religiose – Padova
Wednesday October 25th
Il terzo Registro delle Parti dell’archivio della Scuola Grande di San Rocco. Dott. Emanuela Brusegan, studiosa di lingua veneziana
At 17.30 in the Sala dell’Albergo the official launch will take place of the Memoirs of Don Sante Della Valentina, based on a manuscript by the courageous Chaplain of San Rocco, who succeeded, during the dark days of Venice’s occupation by French troops, in defending the Scuola di San Rocco against the enforced closure to which, along with all the other Scuole, it had been condemned.
If the Scuola Grande is still alive and functioning today, it is in large part thanks to him!
During a week, from September 8th to September 15th, by liking the post, every visitor to the Jaeger-LeCoultre Official Facebook page triggers a donation by the Maison towards the restoration of the Scuola Grande di San Rocco.
Opening Hours and admission
- Scuola Grande 09.30 – 17.30. The ticket office closes at 17.00. The Scuola Grande is open daily all the year round, except for Christmas Day and January 1st.
- Church 09.30 – 17.30. The Church is open daily all the year round, on Christmas day, Easter Sunday and January 1st, limited opening: 9.30 – 12.30.
- Entry fees qualify as contributions to the restoration and maintenance of the artistic patrimony incorporated in the Scuola and its Church, as well as to our various charitable activities. Payment may be made in cash, or by debit or credit card. Read more
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