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Eyes of Rome

Venice: the Plague and the Great World of Tintoretto

Exploring the Artistic Splendors and Historical Riches of Scuola di San Rocco Amidst a Turbulent Tale of the Pandemic


  • Art
  • History
  • Religion

What makes this tour Special

Uncover the artistic brilliance and historical significance of the Scuola di San Rocco, as you explore the world of Tintoretto and the impact of the plague on Venice

Join us for a day of art, history, and cultural exploration on the "Scuola di San Rocco: The Plague and the Great World of Tintoretto" tour

What to Expect


Enjoy your tour with your own private tour expert at your party's disposal only


2 hours


09:30 - 14:00


Meet&Greet at your hotel/accomodation. Transfer to the tour site included




This tour is suitable for kids of all ages


Entrance tickets are included! Enjoy your tour!

What's Included
  • Blue Badge Qualified Guide
  • Meet&Greet your Guide at your Hotel/Accommodation in Venice
  • Private Tour
  • Entrance tickets

Not Included/ Optional Extras
  • Gratuities
  • Meals

Sites you’ll visit

  • Scuola Grande di San Rocco
  • The Scuola Grande di San Rocco is an architectural gem nestled in the heart of Venice, Italy. Established in the 16th century, this institution serves as a confluence of artistic brilliance and cultural heritage. Renowned for its association with the esteemed Venetian painter Tintoretto, the Scuola showcases an impressive collection of his masterpieces, illustrating the Passion of Christ in a series of captivating paintings. The building itself is a testament to Venetian Renaissance architecture, featuring ornate interiors adorned with intricate detailing and remarkable artworks. Visitors to the Scuola Grande di San Rocco are treated to a visual feast, as Tintoretto's genius unfolds within its walls. Beyond its artistic significance, the Scuola played a pivotal role in Venice's response to the plague, commemorating the victims and serving as a cultural and religious center during a crucial period in the city's history. Today, a visit to the Scuola Grande di San Rocco offers a unique opportunity to explore the intersection of art, history, and spirituality in the enchanting city of Venice.

Tour description

This immersive experience offers a distinctive perspective on the life and masterpieces of the renowned Venetian painter Tintoretto, as we delve into the profound impact of the plague on Venice and its profound connection to his art.

Your exploration begins at the magnificent Scuola di San Rocco, a true masterpiece of art and architecture that proudly displays the genius of Tintoretto. Wander through its ornate interiors adorned with captivating paintings that vividly narrate the compelling story of the Passion of Christ.

A knowledgeable guide will accompany you on this journey, providing valuable insights into Tintoretto's artistic techniques and unraveling the historical context behind his remarkable works. Immerse yourself in the world of this great artist, gaining a profound understanding of his innovative techniques and unique approach to art.

Discover the profound impact of the plague on Venice and its inhabitants, and learn about the pivotal role played by the Scuola di San Rocco in commemorating the victims. Uncover the symbolic representations of the plague embedded in Tintoretto's works, adding layers of meaning to his masterpieces.

As you traverse the historical context of Venice during Tintoretto's time, recognize the significance of the Scuola di San Rocco as not only an artistic hub but also a cultural and religious center. This tour promises a holistic exploration of Tintoretto's world, providing a deeper appreciation for the intertwined tapestry of art, history, and the human experience in Renaissance Venice.

Full Refund Cancellation Policy

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The policies are included and non-optional.
  1. Dolce Vita policy is applied on all Standard Bookings placed more than 72 hours from the date of the event. We provide all our customers with Refundable Terms up to 72 hours from the date of the event for any reason. To apply for a refund including where your tour is cancelled or changed by Eyes of Rome®, please contact our customer service team at info@eyesofrome.com.
  2. Peace of Mind policy is applied on Selected Bookings and on all Bookings placed within 72 hours from the date of the event. We provide all our customers with Refundable Terms so if you are unable to attend your booking due to unforeseen circumstances outside of your control you may be entitled to a refund - please see our full set of Refundable Terms and Conditions here. To apply for a refund, please find the instructions on how to apply in the booking confirmation email you received after payment.

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