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San Giorgio Maggiore

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Address: Isola San Giorgio Maggiore, 30124 Venice, Italy
Phone Number: 041-522-7827
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So pleased we visited this tiny island. Just one stop on the water bus from S.Zaccaria and it seems like an oasis of calm compared to S.Marco etc . A lovely cathedral to enjoy and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

So pleased we visited this tiny island. Just one stop on the water bus from S.Zaccaria and it seems like an oasis of calm compared to S.Marco etc . A lovely cathedral to enjoy and then the campanile !! Not as tall as St Marks (it does have a lift though.Hooray !) but the views are just amazing. We thought... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

For the best view of Venice take the vaporetto across to San Giorgio Maggiore. After viewing the church, take the elevator to the top of the tower and enjoy the scenery. Make sure to take your camera for some spectacular and memorable pictures.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

One of the main attractions of Venice is the belltower of San Marco's. What a typical tourist doesn't know is that it has a twin sister right across the canal which offers MUCH more better views for a cheaper price and without the crowds. Wow, hands down one of the best decisions we ever made was to visit this island.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This is the best place to appreciate the scenery of Dogge Palace and San Marco (Visit the campanile)

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Loved this place. Much quieter than St Marks with fantastic cathedral and then there's the view from the top of the tower which must be the best view in Venice! Amazing 360 views including St Marks Square and the Doges Palace across the water.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

San Giorgio was beautiful, and I'm so glad I had the opportunity to visit the church. It's only accessible by boat, as is the case with many places in Venice, but it's worth the trip. Pay the couple of Euro extra to go to the bell tower for an amazing view of Venice and the Lagoon. There is an elevator... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Lovely church & they had an art installation when we visited. Few visitors made for a nice, quiet visit. View from the bell tower is amazing & accessed by an elevator. We also strolled around the perimeter of the island. There was a small restaurant, which we did not visit, that had outdoor seating.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Beautiful and large church with a breathtaking view of Venice from the belltower (6 Euro Fee). San Giorgio Maggiore is a "hidden gem" in Venice. It's mentioned in plenty of guidebooks, but was practically empty when we went (around 10am). The interior of the church is stark white, with plenty of sculptures, paintings, and intricate details to keep you occupied.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

A quick trip cross the lagoon by vaparetto drops you off onto the island of San Giorgio with fabulous views back across to St Mark's square. The church has a bell tower you can climb by elevator (for 6 Euros) and at the moment has some striking modern art inside. Not much else to see on the island but you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 via mobile

Loved the views from here - better than the bell tower in St Marks Square - and no queues ! Well worth the trip !

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