Venice St Roch School Tintoretto

Venice in October – Day 1

Venice St Roch School Tintoretto

Scuola Grande di San Rocco, Venice

Our first stop on our first day was the Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, or simply known as Frari church.

Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, Venice Titian Assumption

No photography is allowed in most of the places we went to in Venice, so exterior shots are all I have.  On the outside it looks plain, as with many Venetian churches, but the inside is full of stunning paintings and sculptures from the Renaissance period, including Titian’s Assumption over the main altar.

San Rocco

Next we went to the Scuola Grande di San Rocco (St. Roch) (the building on the left).  To be honest I hadn’t even heard of a St. Roch before.  The school is sometimes called Tintoretto’s Sistine Chapel because it’s filled with his paintings.  Half of them are up on the ceiling, and mirrors are provided so you don’t have to break your neck staring up.  The building in the middle with the open doors is St. Roch’s church.

Street performers in Venice

Getting lost in Venice

Venice gondola

Cute kids in Venice

At night we walked around Piazza San Marco (St. Mark’s Square), close to where we stayed.

Check out the places to eat and gelateria where we pigged out.

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