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Address: Isola San Giorgio Maggiore, 30124 Venice, Italy
Phone Number: 041-522-7827
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When you're tired of the crowds around Piazza San Marco and the Ponte dei Sospiri area, hop across on a vaporetto to San Giorgio Maggiore. Walk in the sunshine in relative... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

When you're tired of the crowds around Piazza San Marco and the Ponte dei Sospiri area, hop across on a vaporetto to San Giorgio Maggiore. Walk in the sunshine in relative peace and quiet, look at Tintoretto's massive 'The Last Supper' and 'The Fall of Manna' and spend a few Euros to zip up in the lift to appreciate and... More 

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

1. Take the vaporetto to San Giorgio Maggiore 2. Wonder where the crowds went 3. Pay a few Euros to take the lift to the top of the church's bell tower 4. Enjoy the best view of Venice from the top 5. Smile smugly at your inside information.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

The scale San Giorgia isn't extremely large, but it is very impressive. We were told that it's dome is the heaviest in Venice which means it took and amazing number of pilings to support the weight. Designed by Palladio, it was begun in 1566. Loved the record long cable to support the lamp hanging from the center of the dome.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Some of the best views of Venice can be seen from the island. Also, the Foundation is host to numerous art exhibitions worth seeing. This month, there was an excellent exhibit of Finnish glass. You can ascend to the top of the campanile, for even better views and is a far more practical choice than at San Marco. Take the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We had decided at the last moment to stop off on the island as we were on the vaporetto. So glad that we did - there is plenty to see on the island (particularly as the Biennale was on, and so there were a few art exhibitions to see as well. The church is interesting, but the bell tower is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

It's worth the short hop over to check it out. Magnificent. Definitely pay to go up the campanile for the magnificent views of San Marco square. I would suggest doing that one than the campanile (bell tower) in San Marco's. No line and a view OF San Marco square!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

The view from the campanile of the church of San Giorgio is incredible - and gives you the opportunity to look over the whole of Venice. Unmissable photo opportunity. However, paying 6 euro just to go up the lift is a bit steep really. The sign suggested this included a tour, but that didn't appear to be the case. Still,... More 

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Bulkington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Get the local ferry across from St Marks to San Giorgio. Fabulous church and breathtaking views from the campanile. No stairs to climb, just an easy ride in the lift. Far better than queueing for St Marks Bascillica. Approx €14 for return ferry crossing and entry to campanile.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Go up this campanile to get spectacular views of all of Venice. Entry to the church is free (you pay for the campanile). It's a huge, sparely-decorated place which contained several fascinating contemporary sculptures when we visited. It's easy to get to by vaporetto from San Marco.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Travel over the lagoon to San Giorgio Maggiore for some of the best views in Venice. Entry to the cathedral is free, but there is a 5 euro entrance fee to take the escalator up to the top of the campanile. There was a short line when we arrived, but it was on a Sunday just after mass. When we... More 

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