A friend had suggested visiting San Giorgio Maggiore Church because the incredible view from its tower is much better than the one atop the San Marco Campanile. Well, that’s his point of view – and I can’t agree with that because I never had the time to visit it, and all I could do was admire it from afar, across from it.
The best place to photograph San Giorgio Maggiore Church is standing on the canal’s banks right next to the Doge’s Palace. You can’t miss it. The presence of the gondolas along the canal gives it a more photogenic place to be. If you want an elevated view, you can stand on the tiny arched bridge nearby, where you can also see the Bridge of Sighs on the other side.
Admiring San Giorgio Maggiore Church From Afar
Enjoy these views.
Where to stay in Venice
Venice is expensive. Like, really expensive. That’s why many backpackers would go on a day trip from Milan or Bologna. If you decide to stay for a night or two, try Venezia Naturalmente. It’s the cheapest I could find in the city. It’s within walking distance to everything, including the water taxi, San Marco Square, and two major bridges connecting to the Grand Canal’s other side. The staff is friendly, and they’d help you navigate the city. It’s clean, and it’s also in a quiet area.
Save Money and Time in Venice
Venice can be overwhelming for a first-time visitor. You would have no idea where and how to start. There are just many things to do and see, and most often – if you do it on your own, there’s a fat chance you’ll be lost in the narrow alleys. How many times did I end up on a dead-end alley? Countless! Google Maps seemed confused, too!
So, to save time, money, and effort, do yourself a favor – choose a tour! You don’t have to join everything but choose the ones you think would be interesting to do.