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San Giorgio Maggiore

Isola San Giorgio Maggiore, 30124 Venice, Italy
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Ranked #8 of 218 Attractions in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Historic Sites, Religious Sites, Lookouts, Churches/ Cathedrals
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Kitchener, Canada
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

We took the lift to the bell tower on a brilliant sunny day in Venice and were gob smacked by the view. Don't waste your time climbing the Campanile at St Mark's. This is the view you want of Venice and area. And not crowded like St Mark's, though there are the usual pushy types that you find everywhere, just... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
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9 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

The church is very nice. Make sure you climb the bell tower for the great views. Pictures cannot do it justice.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Beautiful 180 degree views from the bell tower. A must do. We were surprised that it wasn't busier. Beautiful artwork to accompany the view on st Marcs.

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London, United Kingdom
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42 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

As everyone says, it's worth the effort to get across to this church just to see the view of Venice from the bell tower. Not much effort really - take the number 2 vaporetto from St. Mark's Square. We had already explored a bit of the city, and it was fun to try to figure out where we had been.... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Away from the mad crowds,really peaceful.Make sure you go up the bell tower,brilliant views and no queues,great photo opportunities.A couple of good exhibitions on at the moment too. One stop on the vaporetto from San Marco

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Patchogue, New York
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42 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This is a short vaporetto ride over to the island - currently 4E each way. The church is lovely. Do ride up the elevator in the Campanile to admire the lovely 360 degree views of Venice and her islands. The elevator is small, but the wait was VERY Short. Our group tried to go up the Campanile in St Mark's... More

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Springfield, Missouri
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We took the vaporetto across the canal and visited this beautiful site. The views from the tower are wonderful. It is also very quiet and not crowded, a nice little break from St. Marks. Well worth seeing.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Given how close it is to St marks it is remarkably quiet. The views from the campanille are fabulous

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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43 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We had seen this beautiful building from San Marco and we crossed the lagoon to visit it. We were not disappointed. We were very impressed with the range of masterpiece paintings inside and the cool unfussy grace of the architecture. The proportions were magnificent. There is also, on the island, a pretty marina to walk along, somewhere lovely to buy... More

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Brentwood, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
9 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

When travelling, I love seeing skylines and often seek the "best view of the city;" no trip feels complete until I've done this. The Vaporetto 2 ride from San Marco was quick and the fact that most tourists don't venture out to the island make it quite a find! You can see the whole city from the top of the... More

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