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San Giorgio Maggiore

Isola San Giorgio Maggiore, 30124 Venice, Italy
041-522-7827
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Ranked #9 of 217 Attractions in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Religious Sites, Lookouts, Churches/ Cathedrals
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Pasadena
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

San Georgio Maggiore has always looked beautiful and majestic to us, from St. Mark's Square, so on this trip, we took the vaporetto, from the San Zaccaria stop, for the five-minute ride to the island. It was worth the trip for the nice views from the vaporetto boat as we crossed the canal. We stayed a week in Venice, so... More

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Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

The church is beautiful but take the tour to get all the history it is fascinating. The tour also includes entrance to the bell tower. It has a lift! And the view from the top is stunning all of Venice is before you.

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Truro, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

It took our 4th trip to Venice to finally go over to this island. We've done St Marks Campanile, and wanted to get a different view. Wow - no wait at all to go up, elevator to whisk you up, and when we were there (on a Mon afternoon in mid-Sept) there were maybe 8-10 other people there. Worth the... More

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Centreville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Across the Bacino di San Marco (basin of San Marco) on the Isole di S. Giorgio Maggiore is this Neoclassical church designed by Palladio and built between 1566-1610. Take the Vaporetto from the stop Zaccaria which is east of San Marco and a short five minutes later arrive at San Giorgio. A modern sculpture on the plaza in front of... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

The island is a short trip from San Marco and worth the ride if you have a Vaparetto pass. I wasn't keen on the modern art columns outside ( traditionalist !) and the island is small. If you have just been inside St.Marks then this church will seem quite boring - dress code strictly applies - but the best part... More

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Leek, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Short ferry trip to San Giorgio - go up to the bell tower and see the stunning views over the lagoon and across to San Marco Piazza. Well worth the trip.

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Santa Monica, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

5 min vaporetto ride from San Marco Square. The church has a lift for the tower. Veiws are stupendous without the crowds of San Marco

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Warrington, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Magnificent church but you must have a visit to the top of the belfry only a few euros and a glass elevator takes you to the top for panoramic views of Venice

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

A wonderfull view over Venice. Don't miss it. In high season it can be a little bit crowded on the top of the tower. But it is still bearable. If you wait a while you will have enough opportunity to enjoy the great view over Venice and the Lido. Also it was indeed a pleasant surprise to find a toilet... More

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costa mesa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Definitely go to the top of the bell tower! The best 360 degree views of Venice, Lido Isle and the Grand Canal await you! The church was a little anti-climatic but the bell tower (via an elevator) no steps, was well worth the visit.

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