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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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I stopped here during a recent stay in Venice, partly because I had never happened to visit the church before. The church is beautiful (although restoration work is ongoing now) and very simple (at le... more »
Depuis le campanile de San Giorgio, la vue est incroyable sur Venise. Plus belle que depuis le Campanile de San Marco, moins chère et beaucoup moins d'attente. Nos 13 séjours à Venise nous ont appris ... more »From the bell-island of San Giorgio, the view is incredible over Venice. More beautiful than from the Campanile of San Marco, cheaper and much less waiting. Our 13 stays in Venice taught us to tell the difference between tourist trap and others!
Andrea Palladio's creation in Venice is a simplistic Renaissance church in comparison to some of the more Byzantine opulence found elsewhere in Venice. Views from the Campanile are magnificent in all directions and if you tire of the crowds, take the vaporetto across and enjoy some beautiful artwork, an open air theatre Teatro Verde, and peacefulness. Admission to the bell tower is minimal where you can gaze down on the ritzy Hotel Cipriani, art sculptures and across to St. Mark's Square. The bells ringing adds to the experience. A beautiful vantage point for any visit to Venice.
forget the campanile de San Marco, take the vaparetto to the other side of the canale grande to the Chiesa San Giorgio and the included tower. Free entry for the church and some euros for the tower, no waiting time without the water bus :-) a nice and quite place, a beautiful look over venice up to the beach (lido) and also the harbour with the very big cruise ship like costa and aida but bigger the MSC, twice as high on the horizon
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