This morning we were heading to another location which had been recommended by a friend.
Most people go to St Mark’s Campanile and climb the tower to get a great view over Venice. My friend recommended we go to the Church of San Giorgio Maggiore instead. Here there is a lift at the back of the church which takes you to the top of the belltower for a magnificent view of Venice. It’s cheaper (3€ per person), there are no lines or waiting and apparently the view is better than from St Mark’s Campanile.
Panoramic View of Venice
Note: These photographs (especially the wider shots) look much better when larger. To see larger versions in an inline overlay slideshow gallery viewer click any of the images.
To get here you take waterbus no 2 from S. Zaccaria Dock B to San Giorgio stop (4min).
This handheld stitched panorama is comprised of 15 horizontal frames and gives you a good sense of the spectacular view over Venice, the grand canal and the lagoon that you get from this belltower.
San Giorgio Maggiore to Venice
This handheld stitched panorama is comprised of 51 vertical frames (17 sets of three bracketed exposures to produce this HDR panorama). With the Church of San Giorgio Maggiore on it’s own island in the foreground and the main part of Venice in the background.