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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  • Although I am suffering from vertigo I decided to go up there with the lift in order to take photos. I was amazed that up there I did not feel dizzy because the parapets from the window openings are s...  more »
  • the best view of the Bay of Venice. Beautiful images and easy access by boat S2. Propitious for beautiful photos of Venice, daa marinas and garden of rodin
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  • One of the best views in Venice and well worth a detour on the vaparetto. A whole new perspective on views of Venice. You must visit.  more »
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  • 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.
  • You are going to stunning view at entire Venice from the belfry of San Giorgio Maggiore.

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