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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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  • I am very familiar with Venezia but this year for the first time I went to visit the island of San Giorgio. We visited an interesting display of View productions. but the coolest thing to see was the view from the Tower of the Church of Saint George ... a wonderful view of Saint Mark's square and the Doge's Palace ... it was exciting to see a place that I knew from a different point of view
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  • Far from the confusion, you can reach the island easily. Just take the boat from San Marco or from any other stop. The Park allows you to enjoy the Palladian church, monastery and charm all of the surrounding area. In addition, the view of the city of San Marco and the Giudecca Canal is spectacular. Recommended view.
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  • Small island, but excellent to avoid the long queues at the Campanile on San Marco square as the Campanile San Giorgio Maggiore is cheaper ( 6 Euros) and have no queues. There is a lift to the top and...  more »