Visit the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore with fantastic views. You can see the skyline of Venice Italy even better

Yes, San Giorgio is an island on the side of the Doges Palace. You can climb up the bell tower and have a fantastic view when you go here.

With my site, you are preparing well for a visit. Unfortunately, few tourists visit S. Giorgio, so luckily for you because you can enjoy your view and take your time...

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The island's bell tower is only two minutes from San Marco Square with the Vaporetto Boat no. 2.

Visitors can also take the vaporretto boat from Piazzale Roma and elsewhere from a stop on the Grand Canal. Because vaporetto line no. 2 always stops at the S. Giorgio.

The best-kept secret is that tourists only see the island from a distance from the San Marco area. But you can reach this island in a few minutes and visit the church of S. Giorgio.

It is less crowded with tourists than the other Campanile Tower on San Marco Square. For example, when I visited the S. Giorgio Maggiore, there were only two other tourists... Therefore, you can enjoy the peace, and you do not have to queue to go up and experience a fantastic view from the tower...

How to enter...

When you enter the church - called S. Giorgio Maggiore - you will first admire two famous paintings (Tintoretto's last supper). Then, on the left, you can continue to walk until the end, where you will enter a hallway. Over here you can buy tickets to come to the top of the church tower.

A ticket will cost around €6,00 per person. Unfortunately, you can only use an elevator to go up because there is no staircase for the public. The church and the tower are open until 5:00 pm from April until October.

You can enjoy the lagoon view with its beautiful sight and the skyline of Venice, Italy. The best is that you will maximize your time here and enjoy taking pictures. 

And that's all! On the island of Giorgio, the main attractions are the church and the tower. TIP: You can use your same vaporetto ticket for a return to San Marco Square if it doesn't reach its limit of 75 minutes.

It is unique if you also do the tour with an audio guide in the Giorgio Cini Foundation museum. Buy tickets for this tour here. Can you combine them nicely?

The bell tower is not the only attraction on the island. Therefore,

...Discover the island of San Giorgio more!

Cini Museum on the island of San Giorgio

The island of San Giorgio, also known as San Giorgio Maggiore, is located in the Venetian Lagoon. It is one of the main islands of Venice and is situated just off the eastern tip of the city's historic center, across the waters from St. Mark's Square.

San Giorgio Maggiore is renowned for its iconic Basilica of San Giorgio Maggiore, a prominent architectural landmark. The legendary architect Andrea Palladio designed the basilica and completed the building in the 16th century. It features a classical Renaissance style and a facade with elegant columns and pediments. The interior of the church houses notable artworks, including paintings by Tintoretto and other prominent artists.

Apart from the basilica, the island of San Giorgio offers picturesque views of Venice, especially from its bell tower. The bell tower, the Campanile di San Giorgio Maggiore, provides visitors with a panoramic view of the city's skyline, including St. Mark's Square and the surrounding islands.

In addition to its architectural and scenic attractions, San Giorgio also serves as a cultural center. The island is home to the Fondazione Giorgio Cini, a renowned cultural institution that hosts various events, exhibitions, conferences, and concerts. In addition, the Fondazione promotes cultural and scholarly activities, contributing to preserving and developing arts, humanities, and social sciences. Isola Di S. Giorgio, as the Venetians mention it. It was first an island for monks and a center to learn. Please take a look at www.cini.it.

You can enter the buildings on the island at the weekend with a tour. And look at some objects from the composer Vivaldi and a unique maze garden… It costs about €10,00 for a visit.

And then there is something exceptional you can do on the island, away from the crowds and tourists. Enjoy lunch, for example, and combine it with the clock tower and entrance to the Cini. Buy your unique combination activity in advance >

San Giorgio Island offers a peaceful retreat from the bustling streets of Venice, providing visitors with a combination of architectural beauty, stunning views, and cultural experiences.


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