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All reviews bell tower st marks church tower last supper vaporetto ride great view of venice st mark's square lovely church well worth the trip small fee main island tintoretto paintings water bus grand canal doge's palace modern art campanile
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Read in the guidebook that to get the best views of st Marks climb the bell tower on san Giorgio, unfortunately when we visited Dec 30th 2018 the Bell Tower was closed and the staff said “nobody knows when it will reopen” however a nice...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 9 December 2018

Walk around the island, enter the church, ride the elevator up the tower. You'll be rewarded by more peaceful views of Venice. I can't add much to other reviews. We stopped here during a water taxi tour. We could have spent more time here if...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 4 December 2018

San Giorgio Maggiore is a Benedictine church dating back to the 16th century. It can be reached by the vaporetto from San Marco. It has an imposing white facade that stood out as we passed it on the vaporetto.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 1 December 2018 via mobile

A 5’ vaporetto ride on #2 from S Marco will take you to the island. At the time of our visit there was a free exposition on Murano glass, which I thought rivaled the one in the Glass Museum on Murano itself. Don‘t miss the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank SlyMos68
Reviewed 29 November 2018

If you have a day pass, it is basically free to take the #2 line at the very far end of the Saint Marks lineup of vaporetto kiosks for this five minute ride to this splendid island, where you can walk among the woods, visit...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 28 November 2018

Incredible views of Venice if you climb the bell tower for a small fee (6 euros). Worth it! Easy ferry ride to/from.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SavvyTravelerJA
Reviewed 22 November 2018 via mobile

The cathedral is nice, but not as ornate as St. Mark’s Basilica. But the views of Venice from the island are amazing. Definitely worth the trip out there.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank barbararZ444AT
Reviewed 21 November 2018

Some of the best views of Venice are not from the crowded Bell Tower at St Marks Square but from the bell tower in the church on this small but beautiful island. Take a Vaporetto #2 and it's a quick 5 minutes to get here...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jubda
Reviewed 16 November 2018 via mobile

We were told by our tour guide to go to the Bell tower and weren’t disappointed, the view over all of Venice was inspiring. Take a Vaperto in front of St Marks Square

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Susan M
Reviewed 16 November 2018

It is well worth taking the vaporetto out here even for a short visit. We did not have time to go up the campanile but, nonetheless, we enjoyed the view from the front of the Church back towards Venice itself. Very quiet and not busy,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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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