"SAN GIORGIO MAGGIORE – IT’S IN VENICE!" Isola di San Giorgio Maggiore by DAO

WHY DON’T MORE PEOPLE COME HERE?

It sounds like some far away island with a monastery. It isn’t. It is small, picturesque and right in the heart of Venice. Just 1 single Vaporetto (water bus) stop away from St Mark’s Square is the fantastic little island of San Giorgio Maggiore. It only takes about 5 minutes to get here and you have the best view of St Marks Square and the centre of Venice. You can take the lift up to the top of the church of San Giorgio (3 Euros) and really see the whole of the scenic part of Venice. You can even see the utterly humongous cruise ships in the outer harbour and even the train lines and road leading through the lagoon to this city without streets. Go on, have a visit!

Vaporetto (water bus) line ‘N’ or 82 just 1 stop away from Vaporetto stop ‘ San Zaccaria/Pieta (near St Marks Square)

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:THE BEST VIEW OF VENICE
  • Cons:ONE CHURCH AND THAT’S ABOUT IT
  • In a nutshell:QUICK TRIP – FANTASTIC PHOTOS
  • Last visit to Isola di San Giorgio Maggiore: May 2006
  • Intro Updated May 26, 2006
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  • suvanki's Profile Photo
    Jan 15, 2009 at 3:48 PM

    Good tips re. this small island! I enjoyed an hour here on Christmas Day. The views from the bell tower were stunning-also cheaper and less crowded than from the Campanile in P. San Marco across the water.

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Oct 27, 2008 at 3:01 AM

    You are right...you are the first I've read who has promoted San giorgio Maggiore. Clever.

  • SLLiew's Profile Photo
    May 17, 2008 at 1:34 PM

    Interesting "N/A" tips :)

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