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Address: Isola San Giorgio Maggiore, 30133 Venice, Italy
Phone Number: 041-522-7827
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Great companion trip to Basilica di San Marco

After visiting St. Marks, leave the crowds behind and hop the #2 Vaporetto (make sure you're at the correct depature dock!) across the canal to San Giorgio Maggiore. The clean... read more

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

After visiting St. Marks, leave the crowds behind and hop the #2 Vaporetto (make sure you're at the correct depature dock!) across the canal to San Giorgio Maggiore. The clean, orderly design of this Benedictine church is a delight, with beautiful renissance paintings adorning the devotionals on the sides of the sanctuary. The elevator ride up the bellfry is worth... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Do visit San Giorgio and ascend the campanile for the best view of Venice, better than San Marco and without the crowds. If you have the time and interest do book a tour of the cloister compound also largely by Palladio.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stunning views across the Grand Canal back to St. MArks and beyond. Best photos from the Copmanile. Also a wonderful exhibit space on site. Recent show of architectural glass (not only Murano) more Austrian and Werkstatte era. Very good. Quiet space after the tourist hoards in Venice. Easy to get to by Vaporetto. Good for a picnic launch and often... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Go up in the tower and get commanding views of the Grand Canal, looking across to St. Mark's. The 360 views are spectacular.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Based on other reviews we went to S. Giorgio Maggiore and weren't disappointed. It's much quieter than St Mark's Square and the views from the bell tower are definitely worth the €6 entry. To make the most of it spend a while up there, don't be in a hurry. The church is also very beautiful and worth spending time in.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful church with beautiful murals and designs. Probably one of the most symbolic churches in Venice. Absolutly love it. Watched a play there and it was fantastic

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

San Giorgio (St. George) Island offers some of the best panoramas and views of Venice and St. Marks Square from atop the Church Bell Tower (warning: try not to be "in" the tower top when the bell rings!) Nice little outside restaurant by the water next to the church, small seating area, but pleasant to catch the breeze and enjoy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth a visit for the bell tower alone. A beautiful church well cared for and lovely grounds. The tower has a fantastic view over the water to the piazza and doges palace.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For a small fee you can take in the absolute best view of Venice, and do so without having to tangle with the massive tourist crowds! The island of San Giorgio is readily accessible from the #2 water bus and once you're there you'll enjoy fresh air and very small crowds. Once on the island enjoy the free glass art... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Get a vaporetto from near Saint Mark's Square to the small island which is home to a beautiful (peaceful) cathedral (part of an original monastery) & its campanile tower - cheaper & fewer queues than in Saint Mark's Square - great views over the lagoon and back towards the iconic square.

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