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Opening hours, tickets, venue. All the useful information needed to book your visit and get to the Scuola Grande della Misericordia of Venice.    

Where and when

16 June - 22 November 2018
Scuola Grande della Misericordia,
Sestiere Cannaregio, 3599
30121 Venice

Mon. / Tues. / Wed. / Fri. / Sun.: 10.30 am - 6.30 pm
Thurs. / Sat.: 10.30 am - 9.30 pm

Scuola Grande della Misericordia
CBdIME Phone +39 3459199579
TicketOne Call Centre 892.101
HelloveneziaCall Centre +39 0412424


You will be able to purchase entry tickets for Magister Canova directly at the exhibition, online via TicketOne and from TicketOne or Hellovenezia sales points in Venice.



Visitors aged from 9 to 18
Students aged up to 25 (presentation of university I.D. required)
Visitors aged 65 and over
Groups of 10 or more persons
Persons with disabilities not up to 100% plus accompanying person
Touring Club Italiano’s partners
Garage San Marco’s clients
FAI’s partners
Feltrinelli’s Carta Più and Carta MultiPiù holders and Feltrinelli’s bookshops employees
Entry ticket holders to the exhibition in progress at the Casa dei Tre Oci (“Fulvio Roiter, Fotografie 1948-2007” and “Willy Ronis”), upon presentation of the same Until November 22, 2018, the entry ticket to Magister Canova guarantees entry to the exhibition taking place at Casa dei Tre Oci at a reduced price of € 10, if presented at the ticket offices of Casa dei Tre Oci
Members of the Veneto Stable Theater

(groups of 10 persons)

(Schools of all levels)
Entry free of charge for 2 accompanying persons for a school group of between 15 and 24 participants
Entry free of charge for 3 accompanying persons for a school group of between 25 and 29 participants
Entry free of charge for support teachers or persons accompanying students with disabilities

Parents 11€ each
Children (aged between 8 and 19) 7€ each (aged up to 8) free

Every first Tuesday of the month free entry for residents of the Municipality of Venice (by reservation)
Persons with 100% disabilities plus accompanying person
Children up to the age of 8
Journalists (with prior press office accreditation)
Authorised guides (with licence issued by the Provincial Authority of Venice)
1 accompanying person for 1 group of adults of from 10 to 20 people

Full price 12€
Reduced price 10€

How to get here  

From Piazza Roma or from the Station
On foot in approx. 15 minutes
By Vaporetto
Line 1 (Ca’ d’Oro stop) Line 2 (San Marcuola)
Lines 4.1 and 5.1 (Fondamenta Nove stop)

From Piazza San Marco
On foot in approx. 15 minutes
By Vaporetto
Line 1 (from San Marco - Giardinetti a Ca’ d’Oro stop)

From Marco Polo Airport
Linea Blu (Fondamenta Nove stop)

The Scuola Grande della Misericordia

An architecture to discover. In the most authentic heart of Venice, Sestiere di Cannaregio

From 16 June to 22 November 2018, the Scuola Grande di Santa Maria della Misericordia di Venezia is the venue for Magister Canova, the second appointment with the Magister triology devoted to three great protagonistsof the history of art: Giotto, Canova and Raphael.

14 minutes on foot from Santa Lucia Railway Station and 17 minutes from Piazza San Marco - in Sestiere di Cannaregio - the monumental building of the School, lit up by the water, dominates the north side of Venice, an area abounding in charm. The Scuola Grande della Misericordia - structured over two floors (10 and 12 metres high respectively) measuring a total of 28,000 cubic metres - is the second space in the city in size terms after the Palazzo Ducale.

Scuola Grande della Misericordia

During the months when Magister Canova is open, it is possible to organise events, conferences, presentations and concerts at the Scuola Grande della Misericordia.

The Scuola Grande di Santa Maria della Misericordia is one of the seven Venetian Scuole Grandi, which came about in the Middle Ages as a secular phenomenon of devotion and solidarity, playing a fundamental role in the political, social and religious fabric of the Republic of Venice.

The original site, in Gothic style, dates back to 1308 and has been extended at various times over the centuries. In 1532 Florentine architect and sculptor Jacopo Sansovino began to build the large quadrangular building of the Scuola Nuova, influenced by classicism. The interiors, which were only completed after the architect’s death, abounded in works of art worthy of the importance of the Venetian Scuola Grande. Veronese, Zanchi, Lazzarini, Pellegrini, and - last but not least - Domenico Tintoretto, son of the famous Jacopo, were just some of the names who were responsible for the decorations of a building that still today maintains the charm and prestige with which it was conceived. There are some drawings attributed to Palladio that are thought to represent the Scuola Grande della Misericordia.

Inaugurated in 1583, work on the School continued for around two hundred years, but it was abandoned with the end of La Serenissima. It had various uses in the 19th century: military headquarters, warehouse, state archive. From 1914, for over seventy years, it became a centre for Venetian sport, particularly basketball, run by the Reyer sports company. In 1991 the Municipality assigned the restoration project, which, with different phases, concluded with its inauguration in April 2016.

Thanks to project financing and the collaboration between the Municipality of Venice and the company SMV, today the School is a technologically advanced multi-purpose cultural centre that hosts exhibitions, events and conferences, thus resuming its original function, though structured in a contemporary vein.

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