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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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  • Fantastic!!! The view over Venice from the top of the Campanile is Awesome and I would say better than that of the Campanile in St. Marks Square and cheaper, well worth a visit in my view .  more »
  • Take a short vaporetto ride across to the island of San Giorgio Maggiore to visit another interesting church. The highlight, however, is the view from their bell tower as it allows you to look back at...  more »
  • It's worth to make the crossing to go up to the Bell Tower. Enjoy, in the quiet, another view on Venice. The rise in Campanile is a lift (as with the Campanile in Piazza san marco also)
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