San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice

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You access San Giorgio Maggiore, a 16th-century Benedictine church, by boat. As you approach the island, notice how the structure's white marble facade contrasts with the blue of the lagoon. Enter to discover its equally bright interior. Admire several paintings by Venice-born Renaissance artist Tintoretto, as well as many other religious artworks. You can take the elevator up to the bell tower for a small fee to discover views of the Venetian Lagoon. Plan to see San Giorgio Maggiore and other attractions that appeal to you using our Venice trip planner .
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  • The island in it even does not interest: a bland church next to what we find in Venice, a small port... We climb the campanile (€ 6 per person), and once at the top, the clash, incredible, incredible! It is really worth, it's beautiful. Do not hesitate to spend your pennies for this (be careful they do not take the CB)
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  • My boyfriend dropped the line there and became my fiancé:) the place was magical, I thought we were going there for dinner as he said that there was a restaurant there but that was a lie. Once we arri...  more »
  • Do make time to visit this quiet bit of Venice. It's a short vaporetto ride & its most well known for it's impressive 16th century Church of Saint George designed by Palladio. It's a classic of Renais...  more »
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  • Tintoretto’s Last Supper is shrouded in dim light to preserve what is left of the magnificent painting. Still worth taking the vaparetto and looking at Venice from the east!
  • You can go and return on a ferry ticket for €7,50 which is valid for 75 minutes. It's enough to visit the church and the bell tower (which costs €6 euro now). Part of the island is inaccessible.
  • Beautiful wish I got to see from up top
  • Wonderful view of Venice, less people and lower cost to go into the bell tower. It was great we arrived at 11:45 and stayed to listen to the bells, very loud but such a memorable experience.
  • The view from the belltower is so beautiful. It was €6 regular and €4 for the discounted price. Best view of the city and lagoon.
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