Scuola Grande di San Rocco

The Scuola Grande di San Rocco is a lay brotherhood founded in 1478. The profound popular veneration of San Rocco, whose relic was already in the possession of the brotherhood since 1485, contributed to its strong growth until it became the richest school of the city.

It was then that it was decided to build the new imposing monumental seat, then calling Tintoretto to paint his most famous pictorial cycle with episodes from the Old and New Testaments. It is the only one of the ancient Great Schools to have survived the fall of the Republic.

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