In the centre of the Venice lagoon, in the San Polo district, stands the Scuola Grande di San Rocco, an ancient building located in the Campo di San Rocco, which was founded in 1478 by a Confraternity of wealthy Venetian citizens, and which still houses more than 60 works of art. With Parclick book your parking lot near the Scuola Grande di San Rocco that is right for you! Although not reachable by car, at the Scuola you can easily walk, in just under 10 minutes, once you have parked your car in Piazzale Roma as Parclick recommends, or you can also leave it in one of the car parks in Venice Mestre and then reach the lagoon with public transport buses that run along the Ponte della Libertà or by train to the Santa Lucia Station, also just minutes from the Scuola. These are the only options, since the streets of Venice are real canals, not accessible by car, but only on board boats such as water buses and gondolas.
Although it was founded by members of the laity, the deep worship of San Rocco led the brothers to build their own church in 1489, dedicated to San Rocco, and consecrated in 1508. It is the only Scuola Grande that has remained substantially unchanged in its structure and interior since the times when Venice was a great maritime republic. The Scuola has two large overlapping rooms, the Sala Terrena, which consists of three aisles and can be accessed from the outside, and the Sala Capitolare, which is accessed from the first aisle going up a staircase that has a single aisle. Most of the works that can be admired inside are by Tintoretto, who in 1564 was asked to decorate the entire school. Among the jewels of this collection are the Visitation, the Circumcision, the Flight into Egypt, the Crucifixion and the Ascension. You can also admire the Christ Carrying the Cross, attributed to Giorgione or Titian. If you are an art lover, then a visit to this Scuola Grande is a must during your time in Venice. Book your parking near the Scuola Grande di San Rocco with Parclick now, it's simple and convenient!