Yes, San Giorgio is an island on the side of the Doges Palace. When you go here, you can climb up the bell tower and have a fantastic view. With my site, you are preparing well for a visit. There are not a lot of tourist going to S. Giorgio, so you can enjoy your view and take your time...
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The bell tower of the island is only two minutes away from the San Marco Square with the Vaporetto Boat no. 2.
The vaporretto boat can also be taken from Piazzale Roma and elsewhere from a stop on the Grand Canal. 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 the San Marco Square. When I visited the S. Giorgio, there were only two other tourists... 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). 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 EUR 6,00 per person. 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 17:00 pm during the months April until October.
With its beautiful sight and the skyline of Venice Italy, you can enjoy the lagoon view. 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 didn’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 it nicely!
The bell tower is not the only attraction on the island. Therefore,
Isola Di S. Giorgio, as the Venetians, mentions it. It was first an island for monks and a center to learn. The learning center is still in use. The owner of the center is the Fondazione Giorgio Cini organization with a research center and laborers school. Please take a look at www.cini.it.
You can enter the buildings on the island at the weekend with a tour. And have a look at some objects from the composer Vivaldi and a unique maze garden… It costs about EUR 8,00 for a visit.
And then there is something exceptional that 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 >
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