On August 23rd, guided by Professor Ilaria Andreoli, teachers and students of Shanghai University of Science and Technology visited the School of San Rocco and the Palazzo Rezzonico in Venice.
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.
The students then visited Ca’ Rezzonico to see the precious artifacts of the era of Venice’s decline. Located on the Grand Canal in Venice, Rezzonico Palace is a typical example of 18th century Baroque and Rococo architecture and interiors in Venice. It features works by famous Venetian painters such as Francesco Guardi, Giambattista Tiepolo and Canaletto.