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 will be open on Sunday 23rd only from 9.30 – 1.00 (Ticket office will close at 12.30) read more
The Scuola Grande di San Rocco: a welcoming face in Venice
Four meetings at the Scuola Grande, at 17.45 in the Sala dell’Albergo.
Wednesday October 5th:
‘From San Rocco to the encyclical ‘Laudato sì’: towards a sustainable future for the city of Venice’
Giuseppe Goisis in conversation with Pier Francesco Ghetti
At the occasion of the 73rd Mostra, Jaeger‑LeCoultre created a unique Reverso Grande Taille watch featuring an enamelled miniature paying tribute to the restoration work 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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