San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice

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#7 of 73 in Historic Sites in Venice
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. Put San Giorgio Maggiore into our Venice vacation trip planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Venice.
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  • August 17, 2017
    A few minutes vaporetto ride from St Marks Square this offered an oasis of peace and calm away from the mad tourist rush. The basilica was open to view an exhibition there , plus 'The Last Supper' pai...  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    To see Venice, the place San Marco, by far, the lido, the lagoon... (view spoiled by the MST cruise ship) is the place to come. The exhibition, the campanile... are beautiful places, there is even a brick of Murano glass snake!
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  • August 16, 2017
    This little island stands out for its church with enormous Dome, facing right in front of St. mark, clearly visible from the vaporetto that goes through the channel and that makes you stop.
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