San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice

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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 .
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  • Go by vaporetto. Nice view of the city. Also making the ascent to the campanile, I prefer even when the latter.
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  • You can get to the top of San Giorgio’s Bell Tower for 6€. Views from there are amazing! I would suggest everyone to skip the bell tower in Piazza San Marco and go straight to this one: there is no li...  more »
  • An absolute insider tip to see much of the city without the large queues. Probably the most beautiful views ever!
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  • You can go and return on a ferry ticket for €7,50 which is valid for 75 minutes. It's enough to visit the church and the bell tower (which costs €6 euro now). Part of the island is inaccessible.
  • Wonderful view of Venice, less people and lower cost to go into the bell tower. It was great we arrived at 11:45 and stayed to listen to the bells, very loud but such a memorable experience.
  • The view from the belltower is so beautiful. It was €6 regular and €4 for the discounted price. Best view of the city and lagoon.
  • Peaceful location compared with the hustle and bustle of other parts of Venice. Great views from the church tower
  • The most breathtaking view of Venice and the lagoon.
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