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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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  • Must see; easily accessible by vaporetto. Wonderful view of Venice, and worth a nice short stroll by itself. The really nice thing about this island was that it was not very crowded, as a lot of folks...  more »
  • The church San Giogio Maggiore dominates a small Island across Piazza San Marco (St. Mark`s Square) and Guidecca Island and is considered one of Andrea Palladino masterpieces of architecture. The enti...  more »
  • Is crossing the channel in vaporetto, the entrance to the Church is free but climb to the campanello are 6 eu pax. That Yes, elevator... then the views are beautiful, safety pins I would say, of the entire Bay of San Marcos, is worth spending a bit cold to see San Marcos from a beautiful perspective!
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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