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| Isola San Giorgio Maggiore, 30133 Venice, Italy
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All reviews bell tower st marks beautiful church last supper vaporetto ride great view of venice st mark's square well worth the trip main island small fee water bus grand canal doge's palace modern art campanile palladio lagoon
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were told by our tour guide to go to the Bell tower and weren’t disappointed, the view over all of Venice was inspiring. Take a Vaperto in front of St Marks Square

Thank Susan M
Reviewed yesterday

It is well worth taking the vaporetto out here even for a short visit. We did not have time to go up the campanile but, nonetheless, we enjoyed the view from the front of the Church back towards Venice itself. Very quiet and not busy,...More

Thank b2dac
Reviewed 2 days ago

Away from the San Marco crowds, San Giorgio Maggiore gives you a delightfully different perspective on Venice. Only one stop from San Zaccaria on vaporetto #2. The Basilica by Palladio is classically elegant and well-proportioned, with some beautiful Tintoretto paintings. Take the lift to the...More

Thank SoulJude
Reviewed 3 days ago

We took the #2 Vaporetto from the Piazzale Roma to San Giorgio around 9:00 one morning. The vaporetto was not crowded, so there were plenty of seats available for the ride out to the island. Part of the enjoyment for us was seeing the other...More

Thank michaelmartman
Reviewed 3 days ago

I had been recommended this island by a local, as somewhere to go to get good views of Venice. I went on a Sunday morning, early enough to miss the crowds - be aware it closes for mass, 10.40 till about 12.00- at least when...More

Thank JanetP62
Reviewed 4 days ago

This lovely church by Palladio houses a lift from which you get the best view of the city. Get there late in the afternoon for the best sunlight.

Thank JohnUK
Reviewed 4 days ago

We bought a day pass for the water buses and took the short 5 minute hop on line 2 from San Zaccaria (in front of and to the left of the Danieli hotel). It was raining cats and dogs the day we visited and we...More

Thank surreygrl
Reviewed 1 week ago

Marvellous 360 degree view of Venice and the lagoon from the top of the campanile. It is worth going up, even when it's cloudy, but beware of the bells every 30 minutes!

Thank BineW7
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is almost NO wait for a trip up the tower to view Venice. We zipped to the top and spent a long time looking out each window. Every 1/2 hour the bells ring out! The Church is restful, the Vatican Chapels were wonderful. Walking...More

Thank TheresaBronte
Reviewed 1 week ago

Best way to view San Marco from the San Giorgio campanile. Away from the crowds and stunning 360 views

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August 24, 2018|
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Response from Ozgreynomad | Reviewed this property |
Yes, and everywhere is beautiful. Make sure you go up the bell tower as well as viewing Tintoretto’s “Last Supper” ( which I found tricky to photograph due to placement of church “spot lights”). Enjoy.
August 16, 2017|
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Response from RiverbendTX | Reviewed this property |
Here is the information I have Monastery stays lists several in Venice, see if this site can help. There was one Fondamente Nova? Another source for all of Italy is santasusanna this is an organization. Monasterystays... More
May 2, 2017|
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Response from Neville S | Reviewed this property |
You definitely need a ticket for both outward & return journey on the vaporetto; I'm not sure as to the exact cost, but we bought a one-way ticket for another stop & it was €7.50... it's more than likely that to purchase 2... More