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You access San Giorgio Maggiore, a 16th-century Benedictine church, by boat. As you approach the island, notice how the structure's white marble facade contrasts with the blue of the lagoon. Enter to discover its equally bright interior. Admire several paintings by Venice-born Renaissance artist Tintoretto, as well as many other religious artworks. You can take the elevator up to the bell tower for a small fee to discover views of the Venetian Lagoon. Plan to see San Giorgio Maggiore and other attractions that appeal to you using our Venice trip planner.
Tours to San Giorgio Maggiore
$46 BOOK WITH VIATOR Withlocals Venice Away from the Crowds Safe & PRIVATE Tour with a Local Expert
Duration: 2 hours
$118 BOOK WITH VIATOR Group or Private Motorboat Cruise: Grand Canal & Basilica San Giorgio Maggiore
Duration: 2 hours
$155 BOOK WITH VIATOR Venice and Islands: Luxury half day tour to Murano, Burano and Venice panoramas
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes
$17 BOOK WITH VIATOR Panoramic Lagoon Tour: Venice Lagoon and Islands Panoramic Cruise
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
San Giorgio Maggiore reviews
Skip the campanile and take the vaporetto to this lagoon island; it provides you with the best views of Venice! Skip the Cini foundation tours; tourist trap more »
The trip by vaporetto, the church, the tower - I would rate it 10 stars when I could. We loved the views on a perfectly clear day, not many tourists, plenty of time to enjoy. Highlight of our Venice..... more »
Andrea Palladio's creation in Venice is a simplistic Renaissance church in comparison to some of the more Byzantine opulence found elsewhere in Venice. Views from the Campanile are magnificent in all directions and if you tire of the crowds, take the vaporetto across and enjoy some beautiful artwork, an open air theatre Teatro Verde, and peacefulness. Admission to the bell tower is minimal where you can gaze down on the ritzy Hotel Cipriani, art sculptures and across to St. Mark's Square. The bells ringing adds to the experience. A beautiful vantage point for any visit to Venice.
forget the campanile de San Marco, take the vaparetto to the other side of the canale grande to the Chiesa San Giorgio and the included tower. Free entry for the church and some euros for the tower, no waiting time without the water bus :-) a nice and quite place, a beautiful look over venice up to the beach (lido) and also the harbour with the very big cruise ship like costa and aida but bigger the MSC, twice as high on the horizon
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