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Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista Tours

Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista
The Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista is a confraternity of the church of San Giovanni Evangelista. This was an association of lay people dedicated to Christian beliefs and linked with the church. It was originally established in the church of San Aponal in 1261, making it the oldest of the six Great Schools of the former Republic of Venice, but it 1307 it was moved. The Scuola became famous in 1369 when the confraternity's Guardian Grande received the Relic of the Cross as a present. Many artists depicted this relic in paintings at the time. 

During the 19th century, the Austrian government threatened to take the Scuola's beautiful marble floor. The Venetians organized to raise enough money to buy the building, saving it from being picked apart. They donated it to the world of art, and today it is an art museum where visitors can view its Hall of Columns, Monumental Staircase, the atrium, a variety of marble, and the works of art that decorate the walls.

Practical Info

Scuola of San Giovanni Evangelista is located on Calle de la Laca in the San Polo district. 
Address: San Polo, 2454, Venice, Italy
Hours: Vary
Admission: €5
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The Venetian Fellowship

The Venetian Fellowship

This tour leads to the discovery of four Great Schools, symbols of cultural and humanitarian brotherhoods of Venice. The tour begins in the Grande Scuola dei Carmini, where the ancient furnishings of the devotees and charitable associates are surrounded by religious frescoes by Tiepolo. Like precious gems, Tintoretto’s canvases adorn the chapter house of the Grande Scuola of San Rocco. The Eagle overlooks the marble entrance to the Scuola Grande of St. John the Evangelist, which today still houses the confraternity that has been meeting for over 700 years to admire its masterpieces. At midday, it is time for a Venetian aperitif in a local Bacaro to continue with lunch in the tavern. In the afternoon, the walk leads to the Grande Scuola di San Marco, so important that it received the name of the city’s great patron saint. Continuing along the promenade of the Sestriere di Cannareggio, you will come across the Kosher shops and the palaces of the old ghetto of the city.
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$180.42
Price varies by group size
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$180.42
Price varies by group size

Best walking tour of Venice: main sights & secret spots known only by the locals

Best walking tour of Venice: main sights & secret spots known only by the locals

You will see the main Venetian sights: Piazza San Marco and San Polo, the old Rialto Bridge, depicted on thousands of postcards, Bridge of Sighs, the Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista, the magnificent Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari. Our guide will tell you the story of the foundation of the city, reveal the secrets of building of the palaces and will make you fall in love with Venice forever. Meet your guide at your centrally located hotel in Venice. The tour is intended for those who are in Venice for the first time and want to see its most famous places. You will walk along the picturesque streets, feel the unusual Venetian spirit, hear interesting legends and learn the history of the founding of the city on the water. During the tour, you will also learn many interesting facts about gondolas, and finally, we will visit osteria and taste the variety of “chikketi” (traditional Venetian snacks).
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$267.00
Price varies by group size
From
$267.00
Price varies by group size
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Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista hours of operation: Vary. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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