The Scuola di San Rocco was established in 1478 by a group of wealthy Venetian citizens, next to the church of San Rocco, from which it takes its name. Around 1570 Tintoretto was commissioned to paint the Scuola: you could find here really astonishing masterpieces.
One of the Venetian schools with a gorgeous facade. Quote lovely to behold!
Tintoretto designed the majority of this beautiful scuola, even sneaking in one night to paint an entire mural in order to win a competition. Filled with dark wood, red velvet, and gold trim, the dark interior is a classic example of the Venetian chiaroscuro technique.
Not to be missed, restored in 2012.
it hosts marvellous paintings by tintoretto
Scuola Grande di San Rocco was founded as a charitable organization for the sick. It was built between 1515 and 1549 in honour of San Roco who was the patron saint of contagious diseases. Many people believed that by donating money to build the Scuola di San Rocco they would be spared from the plague. Tintoretto was commissioned to decorate the walls and the ceilings in 1564 and he did a remarkable job. The cycle of paintings in Sala dell’Albergo, the Upper Hall and the Ground Hall are all masterpieces by him. The interior wall and ceiling frescoes are absolutely beautiful.
Come here to see some impressive artwork on the walls and ceiling from Tintoretto.