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San Giorgio Maggiore

Isola San Giorgio Maggiore, 30124 Venice, Italy
041-522-7827
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Ranked #8 of 206 attractions in Venice
Type: Historic Sites, Religious Sites, Lookouts, Churches/ Cathedrals
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Bologna, Italy
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

It's really worth a visit on a clear day. The view from the bell tower is breath taking. Venice and the lagoon spread out in front of you. Really worth going. Cost is 6€ per person. Children free. It has a lift.

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Ludlow, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

A nice church to visit, 3 minutes away from San Zaccaria by vaparetto - great views of Venice from the top of the tower and no queues!

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Frinton-On-Sea, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

I love just sitting and watching the world from this spot. My husband draws and paints and I watch the world go by and soak up the stunning views of this amazing place.

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Cornwall
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109 reviews 109 reviews
9 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

If you go to the campanile in St Marco you will queue for ever - pop over to St Giorgio by vaporetta and you will find no q's, fast lift to the top and superb views over the Venetian archipelago ......... well worth the few minutes spent on the water bus!!

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

able to spend as much time as we wanted. Staff opened more boxes as the place got busier so everyone had a great view. Watched a technical rehearsal for upcoming performance which was fascinating.

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10 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Church is impressive. Go up the campanile (elevator) and see Venice and environs as not seen before.

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Redcar, United Kingdom
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13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

You could, if you want, join the very, very long queues in San Marco and pay to climb to the top of the Campanile, or if you are savvy, you will get the number two Vaporetto one stop to San Marco and pay 6 Euros to get the LIFT to the top of an identical looking structure. There are several... More

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Perth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We took Vaporetto No 2 to this little island. You can take some gorgeous photos of Venice from the front. We also visited the church which was very pretty inside and paid 6 euros to go via lift (I don't think anyone uses the stairs anymore) up to the tower. The views were excellent, very quiet comparing to the St... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

We decided to take a trip over to San Giorgio Maggiore on reccommendation of our guidebook, and it was well worth it. A quick 5 min vaporetto journey from san marco, and when we got there we found it almost completely deserted. We went up the campanile (6 euros for adults, 4 euros for students). There was no queue, in... More

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Skipton
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

The vapporetto stops at the steps of the wonderful church. The exterior is white and majestic. Entering the Church via the main door takes you into an expanse of quiet and calm. The artwork is beautiful, the floor is typically Venetian, and the dome holding St George is Majestic. Take a ride up in the lift to the Bell Tower... More

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