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Welcome to School of St Roch (Scuola di San Rocco)

School of St Roch (Scuola di San Rocco)

A ' scuola' in Venice was a mixture of guild and religious fraternity, where members paid annual fees to support fellow members and to decorate the school's premises. The School of St Roch is known for the canvasses of Jacopo Tintoretto that adorn its interior. Tintoretto was commissioned to decorate the School in 1564, and dedicated 23 years to this task. The paintings are arranged in chronological order that can be followed by beginning on the second floor in the Sala dell'Albergo. Notable amongst his works are the scenes from the Life of the Virgin and the Crucifixion.

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Campo San Rocco, San Polo 3054
EUR7 (with concessions available). Entry to the church is free
The official language of Italy is Italian. English is understood in the larger cities but not in the more remote parts of the country.

The Euro (EUR) is the official currency, which is divided into 100 cents. Those arriving in Italy with foreign currency can obtain Euros through any bank, ATM or bureaux de change. ATMs are widespread. Travellers cheques can be exchanged with ease in the large cities, not so in the smaller towns. Credit cards are accepted in upmarket establishments and shops around the cities. Banks are closed on weekends, but tend to have better rates than casas de cambios.

Opening Times
The Scuola Grande is open daily from 9.30am to 5.30pm, except on New Year's Day, Easter and Christmas Day. The church is also open daily from 9.30am to 5.30pm, but on Christmas, Easter and New Year's Day it is only open in the mornings from 9.30am to 12.30pm. Holy Mass is at 8am on weekdays and 11am on Sundays and religious festivals.
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