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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. Put San Giorgio Maggiore into our Venice vacation trip planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Venice.
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  • San Giorgio Maggiore is a large classically-designed church on an island across from Venice's Piazza San Marco - it appears in lots of classic Venice photos, often in the background behind a line of p...  more »
  • A church with antique, with an entrance ideal to see the square of San Marcos from it high. Admission is free, but the price to climb the tower is €6 per person. Take out good pictures, but go one day that there is no fog. There are good sculptures but is empty seats.
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  • Unseen on other occasions, this time, I lost it. ... Beautiful the monastery, the visit of the Cini Foundation with library and more ... on this occasion also the exhibition of Paolo Venini glass, true works of art ... also a good view of Venice ... Out of the crush of tourism.
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  • A must go and see if in Venice. You see all of it from the top of the campanile, just across the canal. The good part is that you just ride to the top in a modern elevator. Bells toll every 15 minutes, be there when it happens. Also visit the collection of masterpieces.
  • Great view from the bell tower. Better than St. Marks campanile. Only 6 euros to go up.
  • The view from the tower of the island of Venice from the bells tower is fantastic; better than the view from the bell tower at San Marco. * Take line 2, from S. Zaccaria station near S. Marco on way to S. Giorgio . The view from the the tower is amazing!
  • Beautiful church, nice views from the bell tower. Bit steep, €6.00 for adults, concession €4.00, cash only. Note that there are no atms on this particular island. Very quick from San Marco, although if there is a wedding on in the church like when we visited, you'll have to wait and your vaporetto ticket might run out ;P
  • Loved this campanile-the view was spectacular and easier to enjoy than that at San Marco-the lift helps! Easy ferry trip across from San Marco