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Scuola di San Rocco

The Scuola Grande di San Rocco in Venice is not only a great example of Venetian Renaissance architecture; it holds a tour de force series of more than 60 paintings by the master Tintoretto, inspiring some to call the Scuola the “Sistine Chapel of Venice.” 

Perhaps Venice's greatest painter, Tintoretto, these paintings are his most acclaimed works. They date to the 15th century and took 23 years to complete; Tintoretto promised three paintings a year, a token of his devotion. The paintings were restored in the 1970s.

The nearby Chiesa di San Rocco was built in the 15th century and was substantially altered in the 18th, adding a sculpture-filled façade.