The Scuola Grande della Carita

The Scuola Grande della Carita

The Scuola Grande della Carita, founded in 1260 and the first of the Great Schools of Venice; now forms part of the Galleria dell ‘Accademia.    History.  The Scuola Grande della Carita, founded in 1260 and the first of the Great Schools of Venice; now forms part...

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Scuola Grande di San Teodoro

Scuola Grande di San Teodoro

The Scuola Grande di San Teodoro.  Dedicated to the first patron saint of Venice, the confraternity of San Teodoro was founded in 1258, within the Church of San Salvador, close before moving to its own grand premises close by on the Campo di San Salvatore.  ...

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Scuola Grande di San Marco

Scuola Grande di San Marco

Scuola Grande di San Marco.  Located on the Campo Santi Giovanni e Paolo, it is probably the best-known scuola, as it is located next to the Ospedale and the church of Santi Giovanni e Paolo (San Zanipolo). It had become so influential and wealthy by 1437 that it...

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Scuola Grande di San Rocco

Scuola Grande di San Rocco

Scuola Grande di San Rocco, or School of St. Roch the patron saint of plague victims, began in 1478 as a Scuola dei Battuti (flagellants’ association) and after various difficulties, it built its first independent headquarters near to the Frari, at the beginning of...

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The Scuola Grande della Misericordia

The Scuola Grande della Misericordia

The Scuola Grande della Misericordia, dedicated to Saint Mary, was founded in 1261 and formed one of the seven Scuole Grandi of Venice.  The present site or Scuola Nuova is located just to the south, over the bridge from the Scuola Vecchia.   The Scuola...

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Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista

Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista

Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista. Founded in 1261, has its origins in the Church of Sant’Aponal (Sant’Appollinare) and then moved in 1301, to what was called “Contrada San Stin”, today in the district of San Polo.     BELOW: St John the Evangelist...

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The Scuola Grande dei Carmini

The Scuola Grande dei Carmini

The Scuola Grande dei Carmini, located in the district of Dorsoduro, was the last of the scuole to be elevated to grand status in 1767. The Scuola Grande dei Carmini, is located in the district of Dorsoduro. The entrance facade and porch are of Baroque style, face...

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Scuole Grandi of Venice

Scuole Grandi of Venice

Scuole Grandi of Venice or “Great Schools” (singular: Scuola Grande), were confraternity or sodality institutions.  They were founded as early as the 13th century, as charitable and religious organisations for the laity. Underneath the Great Schools, were the numerous...

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The Scuola degli Schiavoni

The Scuola degli Schiavoni

The Scuola degli Schiavoni (Scuola Dalmata) dedicated to St George, was established in the 15th century by the Dalmatian Slavs, or “Schiavoni,” who lived in Venice. This “minor” Scuola di San Giorgio degli Schiavoni located in the district of Castello, is renowned for...

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