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| Isola San Giorgio Maggiore, 30133 Venice, Italy
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All reviewsbell towerst marksbeautiful churchlast suppervaporetto ridegreat views of venicest mark's squarewell worth the tripmain islandsmall feewater busgrand canaldoge's palacemodern artcampanilepalladiolagoon
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Reviewed yesterday

This seems to be an annual event which supports craftsmen and women who are pursuing their craft using traditional materials and methods in order to keep that knowledge and experience alive in the face of the relentless march of technology. The quality and the range...More

Thank Ann C
Reviewed 3 days ago

This small island just a one stop 5 minute crossing on the number 2 vaporetto is well worth a short visit for the views back across the lagoon to St Marks Square. We were even luckier to discover the Homo Faber cultural exhibition on the...More

Thank Hilary L
Reviewed 4 days ago

We skipped across the water to go up the bell tower. It was a few euros each, but totally worth it. There was no waiting to get up or see from any vantage point. I am sure there must be more to explore there, like...More

1  Thank TallyBudman
Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited the island to see the Homo Faber event of craftmanship. It was incredibly exciting and stimulating to see such astoundingly beautiful artefacts of ceramics, wood, glass and so on. The work of so many masters assembled was really really special. And amazing, all...More

Thank NLcycle
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Do yourself a favor and take vaporetto #2 from S. Zaccaria to San Giorgio. The church is nice inside but not memorable. The view of Venice; however, is not to missed.

Thank db7477
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must go to place. Apart from being a lovely church in it's own right, from the tower it has the most amazing view of Venice. It only costs a few euros to ascend the tower and the bonus is that there is...More

1  Thank Nigel A
Reviewed 1 week ago

A 5-minute water bus ride from St Marco Vallaresso stop (10 euro round trip). Not crowded at all so no need to pre-order tickets to visit the tower, which offers a nice view of the surrounding.

1  Thank Jimmy C
Reviewed 1 week ago

The best thing about the island of San Giorgio Maggiore is the view from the top of the campanile (6€ entrance). From there you can really see all of Venice and watch the boats speeding up in the canals and the laguna. Lovely!! The church...More

Thank FrenchCactus
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here because a really nice local girl in an art exposition recommended it. She said "in the bell tower of San Giorgio Maggiore you will get the best view of Venice" and she wasnt lying. The bell tower fee is like 5euros. We...More

1  Thank Anibal Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Worth heading over to this island (especially if you have the €20 all-day boat pass). Free entry into the church, but €6pp for entrance to the tower. Really recommend going up the tower (lift only - no stairs ! ) as the 360 views are...More

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Claire S
24 August 2018|
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Response from Ozgreynomad | Reviewed this property |
Yes, and everywhere is beautiful. Make sure you go up the bell tower as well as viewing Tintoretto’s “Last Supper” ( which I found tricky to photograph due to placement of church “spot lights”). Enjoy.
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 Neville S | Reviewed this property |
You definitely need a ticket for both outward & return journey on the vaporetto; I'm not sure as to the exact cost, but we bought a one-way ticket for another stop & it was €7.50... it's more than likely that to purchase 2... More