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Address: Isola San Giorgio Maggiore, 30124 Venice, Italy
Phone Number: 041-522-7827
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Stunning views from the bell tower

A beautiful church on it's own island. Be sure to go up to the top of the bell tower for amazing views all around the lagoon. As good as the campanile without the queues. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

A beautiful church on it's own island. Be sure to go up to the top of the bell tower for amazing views all around the lagoon. As good as the campanile without the queues. The bells ring on the hour though and are very loud - be prepared!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Pay the 6 euro and see the best sights of Venice from the top of the tower - worth it! Stroll around the island and soak up the atmosphere and the great views available from ground level also.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

The short trip across from St Mark's Square (Vaporetto number 2) is more than worthwhile. The island itself is beautiful and comparatively quiet after the city itself. The highlight is undoubtedly a trip (by lift) up the campanile for the very best views in all of Venice. There are also currently numerous contemporary art installations in varous buildings, all free... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

When you visit Venice, take the vaporetto to San Giorgio Maggiore (short ride from St. Mark's) and visit the bell tower for a magnificent 360 degree view of Venice and the islands. There's an elevator to get you to the top. (The Tower in St. Mark's Square has long lines and no elevator.)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This is a must stop, only one vaporetto stop from San Zacchario on line 2. Classical Palladio architecture with contemporary sculptures during the Biennale. Adjacent you can find sculpture, glass, architecture and painting shows all under the auspices of the Venice Biennale.

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London, United Kingdom
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Fascinated by the church with ancient relics of all the major religions and cultures including Egyptian Sarcophagi, a fabulous library and a first class Armenian guide who told us he was a failed monk! The island is so special that young couples come to get married there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

If for nothing else, pay the 6 Euro and go to the top of the tower. If it is a sunny day, you will have great views of the canal and the city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Take the water bus 2 one stop from St Marks for the best views of Venice. You access the tower by walking through the church to the ticket office. There are a few steps (less than 10) up to the base of the tower and then the lift takes you to the top. It can be a little crowded and... More 

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

If you do nothing else in Venice you must do this trip. The scenery from the church tower is amazing and you can see most of Venice . The church its self was interesting and after your visit go for a snack in the cafe round the corner before the ferry comes back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Take the 'vaporetto' to San Giorgio island. We took Line 2. After a relaxing sail down the canal we stopped at the island to visit the church. Entrance was free but then we paid 6 euro per person to go to the top of the adjacent tower using the lift. The views from here are fantastic. In the church there... More 

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Address: Address: Isola San Giorgio Maggiore, 30124 Venice, Italy
Phone Number: 041-522-7827
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Veneto  >  Province of Venice  >  City of Venice  >  Venice

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