A friend had suggested to visit 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 to that because I never had the time to visit it. All I could do was admire it from afar, across from it.
The best place to photograph San Giorgio Maggiore Church is by standing on the banks of the canal 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.
Enjoy these views.
Venice is expensive. Like, really expensive. That’s why a lot of backpackers would go on a day trip from Milan or from 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 walking distance to everything, including the water taxi, San Marco Square and two major bridges that connect to the other side of the Grand Canal. The staff are friendly and they’d help you navigate the city. It’s clean and it’s also in a quiet area.
Well, you know, solo travel is not for everyone. Should you decide to go on with a tour group, go with – Intrepid Travels. They have a wide variety of tours for all ages and different kinds of travelers, including solo, seniors, teenagers and family.