A tour to 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.
In the second half of the 13th century, numerous lay confraternities were set up in central-northern Italy. They met in the name of Christ, the Virgin Mary, or a patron saint, for religious worship or mutual aid purposes. In Venice, these confraternities were called Scuole.
The Scuola di San Rocco, or School of St. Roch, the patron saint of plague victims, began in 1478. Its mission, among other things, was the conservation of its outstanding monuments (Scuola Grande, Scoletta, Church of San Rocco) and their artworks.
The confraternity is still active today, carrying out its traditional charitable duties as well as looking after its extraordinary artistic patrimony.
- Languages: English
- Inside the Scuola: paintings by Tintoretto, Giorgione, Titian, Tiepolo, a collection of ceramics and the precious“Treasure”.
More information: www.scuolagrandesanrocco.org/home-en/