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San Giorgio Maggiore

Isola San Giorgio Maggiore, 30124 Venice, Italy
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Ranked #9 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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London, United Kingdom
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88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

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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89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

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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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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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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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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Planned this well before we got to Venice. Took the Vaporetto across the Grand Canal, took a quick look at the Church, then paid to elevator to the top of the bell tower. We were fortunate to have a bright, clear day so the views were tremendous in every direction, including back over St Marks square and Venice. No crowds... More

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Castle Rock, CO
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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

the best views of Venice possible, and without the herds of cruise ship and bused-in tourists that congregate in Piazza San Marco. Easy vaporetto ride across the lagoon.

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Mount Pleasant
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Little difficult to find the right ticket for the correct boat but the view back to venice from the belltower was wonderful

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