San Giorgio Maggiore

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San Giorgio Maggiore is not only, in my opinion, Palladio's masterpiece church, it is also one of the most iconic features of the Venice Lagoon, a focal point of any panorama from anywhere on  the waterfront from San Marco eastwards.  Most beautiful in the setting evening sun when its white marble facade fades to gold.

Surprisingly and rather pleasantly it tends to be less crowded, possibly because it has an island all to itself; a wonderful place to sit with a nice cold beer admiring the view back towards San Marco.  Also on the plus side, it is free to visit and photography is permitted.


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