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.