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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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Antwerp, Belgium
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

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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Southampton, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Found out about this bell tower before going to Venice. Got a water taxi outside the main train station. Got off at the island of San Giorgio. Walked through the church straight to the bell tower and up in the lift. No queues anywhere and pockets of people but not many. The views of venice from here were fantastic and... More

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San Gwann, Malta
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

The views from the Campanile are amazing... got some great photos of St Mark's Square and the Doge's Palace from up there. The island is small and quiet and nice to stroll around.

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Switzerland
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69 reviews 69 reviews
23 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

A very small island and one church/monestary... Great place to go on your last day in Venice. To take things easy, relax and watch St Mark's Square from afar. The bell tower is an excellent alternative to the one in St Mark's. Much less crowd and the same view... Watch the boat times though and don't try to go around... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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19 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Beautiful Church away from the hustle and bustle of St Mark's Square. Just get the Vaporetti No 2 from St Mark's square to this place. A lot simpler church than most in Italy but very nice indeed. The Bell tower is worth a visit too by lift, you can see right across the water to St Mark's Square and the... More

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Feuerthalen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

A must do trip to have the complete overview of the most beautiful part of Venice. Nice and peaceful

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Guangzhou, China
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

If you have a 3 days or so in Venice, with a 72-hour Actv Pass in hand, then you MUST jump on the boat and spend a couple of hours on this small island, across the Piazza San Marco - it offers a different POINT of view of the cityscape; it offers a peace of mind, out of the crowd;... More

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NJ
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7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Definitely worth a visit while you're in venice for the cathedral itself (designed by Palladio) and it's artworks (The Last Supper by Tintoretto and the altar are fantastic) and for the great views of St. Mark's Square and the Venetian waterfront. There are also excellent exhibits of modern art by the foundation on the island and a nice cafe near... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

It is peaceful, a bit too peaceful if you ask me! We went up the bell tower which is exactly the same as st marks bell tower, so I wouldn't do both, personally didn't think that it was worth the price for a simple view. We went to the café which was also very overpriced for such a small place.... More

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