Scuola Grande della Misericordia

The space

The “Misericordia” is a dream in Venetians’ memory, a place that evokes ancient and future ideals. The construction of the Scuola Grande della Misericordia was assigned to the great Renaissance architect Jacopo Sansovino and lasted twelve years.

The room on the ground floor is divided into three naves by twin Corinthian columns, while the first floor opens on a vast hall – the second biggest in the historical center after Doge’s Palace – decorated by frescoes from the school of Paolo Veronese.

The Scuola Grande della Misericordia was restored in order to make its spaces functional and adaptable to many types of events.

Already known as a venue for events, thanks to exhibitions of international relevance, especially during the Venice Biennale of Art in 2010 and Architecture in 2011, it reopened to the public in spring 2016, completely renewed and fully equipped for big events.

The majestic areas and the wide surfaces (2.000 sqm) make the historical building suitable for any type of event. The venue has no fitting restrictions and it is possible to arrange the largest shows in Venice, up to 1080 guests.

Suitable for

seminar, conference
temporary exhibition
private event


Accessible for disabled people





Where it is

Scuola Grande della Misericordia
Sestiere Cannaregio, 3599
20121 Venezia - Italia