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San Giorgio Maggiore

Isola San Giorgio Maggiore, 30124 Venice, Italy
041-522-7827
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Ranked #9 of 215 Attractions in Venice
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Religious Sites, Lookouts, Churches/ Cathedrals
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We caught the number 2 vaporetto from San Zacceria over to San Giorgio Maggiore. The church is stunning and so peaceful. It cost €6 each to go up the Campinile in the lift. There were only 6 of us up there and the views were stunning. The peace was shattered at 10:00am when the bells started. Oh my goodness! Keep... More

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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Well worth the short canal crossing to get here, not least for the wonderful views of San Marco and the city.

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Oxford, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Rather over crowded at any time. Most beautiful at night and by boat. It totally dominates the sky line and shore and is very awe inspiring.

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Essex Uk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

A one stop vaporetto trip away from the crowds of St Marks and the opportunity to see views across Venice and the lagoon in an unhurried way. There was no queuing apart from a 5 minute wait to take you, by lift, to the top of the tower and to be met with 360 degree across the Venetian rooftops and... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We visited this church as part of a tour. I had read they had a tower and wanted to get the view from the top. We loved the church and such a great view of San Marco from this Island. I would think it would only take 5 minutes to get there from San Marco it is so close. Here... More

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Santa Barbara, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Easy trip over on vaporetti. Church was mildy interesting, and there was a Japanese garden art exhibit that was unexpected. The set of Gold Towers set up on the plaza was really out of place - I wanted to see classic Venice, not modern art superimposed on landmarks. Not much else on the island, but tower was the best part... More

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Colwyn Bay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

This is THE place to go for views of Venice. Forget the Campanile in San Marco with its queues for miles. A quick hop on the vaporetto across the Canale Grande and you are standing with your face towards the best panorama of Venice. You can see all the way down towards the Arsenale, up to the Palazzo Ducale and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Beat the queues at San Marco Tower and get better views of venice by visiting here. this is really the best place to get great photos with interesting panoramas over towards San Marco.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

San Giorgio Maggiore is very nice and quiet from the hustle and bustle of the St. Mark’s Square. We took the lift to the top for a small fee and had a very great view of Venice. As our visit was during the carnival, this campanile was a great alternative to the St Mark’s campanile which had long queues.

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Seattle
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Take a vapareto and spend a relaxing hour or so touring a very different cathedral. Pay the few Euro to ride to the top of the tower. All-encompassing views of Venice, especially at sunset. Have a snack and a glass of wine at the little bistro next door. Nice break from the bustle of Venice proper.

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