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San Giorgio Maggiore

Isola San Giorgio Maggiore, 30133 Venice, Italy
+39 041 522 7827
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USD 117.09*
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Venice Cruise by Luxury Motorboat: Grand Canal and Basilica of San Giorgio...
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USD 41.82*
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Murano Glass Experience plus Visit to a Burano Lace Laboratory
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USD 716.88*
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Private Tour: Churches and Cloisters of Venice
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“bell tower” (538 reviews)
“st marks” (103 reviews)
“last supper” (29 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Isola San Giorgio Maggiore, 30133 Venice, Italy
+39 041 522 7827
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Reviewed 1 October 2015

The beautiful installation by the Catalan artist Jaume Plensa in the nave, and a second installation with entry around the left side are worth the trip. Don't miss Hiroshi Sugimoto's glass teahouse and meditative walkway a bit further past, turning right.

1  Thank Babette221
Reviewed 1 October 2015

This small island is home to both a magnificent church and a leading energy and economics think tank. FEEM must be doing something right because they have beautiful surroundings here in Venice.

Thank David H
Reviewed 30 September 2015

It's just a short trip across to the island and well worth it. It's very pleasant to escape the hustle and bustle of Venice for a while. There is a pleasant little coffee shop where you can sit and gaze at the City. A lift...More

Thank hollydale
Reviewed 30 September 2015

We went to San Giorgio Maggiore the day after hitting San Marco Piazza and doing all (or most) of the plethora of touristy things there. We had a bit of free time the following day, and thought it'd be nice to visit this lovely little...More

Thank Paul M
Reviewed 30 September 2015

One stop in a water taxi from St Marks Square we took the trip after a recommendation. The church was pretty interesting with some surprise modern art installed but we came for the view. Up the elevator in the bell tower you're seconds away from...More

Thank CambridgeCW
Reviewed 29 September 2015

Frist you get another r ide on a great quick vaporetto. From the tower the pictures of Venice are great. Perfect spot for photos. The church is fun to see as well. There was an art installation going on while we visited.

Thank samjammom
Reviewed 28 September 2015

Great view from the Campanile and no queues! Get the boat over from St Mark's Square. The view back to St Mark's and the Doge's Palace are the classic ones that you want to photograph.

1  Thank Chartwell_12
Reviewed 28 September 2015 via mobile

By luck we landed here and we enjoyed this place. While the cathedral per se is not really unusual imo, the views from the tower (costs €6) make the trip well worth it. In fact, I think it's money better spent versus paying to climb...More

1  Thank narutofan
Reviewed 28 September 2015

This magnificent building and in it two intense sculptures by the brilliant Jaume Plenza - if you are in Venice for the Biennale, then you must see this. If you are in Venice as a traveler only, then you still must see SGM - one...More

1  Thank William B
Reviewed 25 September 2015 via mobile

This was an easy vaporetto ride from San Marco, and much less crowded. The island is tiny and there is just a bit of walking available, but San Marco was a complete zoo from early to well past sunset. The San Giorgio church was free,...More

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16 August 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
3 May 2017|
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Response from Crystal012 | Reviewed this property |
We always buy a vaporetto ticket for the week we are staying in Venice so I am not sure about the ruling on two separate trips. I my view it is probably just as cheap to buy a day ticket and you would be able to hop on and... More
Debi B
25 April 2017|
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Response from Crystal012 | Reviewed this property |
We have always visited in November and December so difficult to say but as others have said both would be ideal. From a photographic point of view the early sunrise is particularly good from the San Marco side looking toward... More