NileGuide Expert Says:
Paying less than at the more famous Campanile di San Marco to climb up and take amazing aerial shots of the rust colored rooftops, the Campanile di San Giorgio offers significantly less crowds and even more breathtaking vistas.
Isola di S.Giorgio Maggiore
30100 Venice, Italy
+39 41 529 8711 (Le Informazioni Turistiche)
Sometimes confused at a distance for the Campanile di San Marco, on the little island across the way from Piazza San Marco lies the Campanile di San Giorgio on the island of San Giorgio Maggiore. Attached to the Benedictine Covenant Church, the San Giorgio bell tower has spectacular views of Venice and more specifically San Marco. Inside the Church of San Giorgio, paintings by Manna diTintoretto (The Last Supper and The Harvest), Carpaccio and Tintoretto fill the walls with more eye catching splendor. During the annual Festa del Redentore (Celebration of the Redeemer), fireworks are launched from the island of San Giorgio Maggiore above the Campanile di San Giorgio, as a spectacle for the plentiful crowds of firework gazers across the way in San Marco Square and the nearby boardwalks.