The Church of San Giorgio Maggiore floats on its own island in icy majesty, surrounded by the low brick building of its monastery and guarded by its tall soldierly bell tower, from the top of which you can enjoy one of the most breathtaking birds-eye-views of Venice. Palladio's Church of San Giorgio represented a new solution to the problem of combining the pediment of a classical Roman temple with the structure of a Christian church.
The Redentore Church, built to express the City's gratitude to Christ the Reedemer for the lifting of a plague, was erected by Palladio on the Giudecca as it was sufficiently remote to allow for a spectacular annual procession to the church from the center of the City. The massive round votive church of Our Lady of Good Health (Salute) dominates the inner basin of Saint Mark , where the Grand Canal run into it. It is the greatest Baroque church in Venice and “ the building which occupies the center of the picture Venice leaves in the mind” (B. Berenson).
Private tour up to 8 people : 120 euros + admission fees;
Larger parties or group rate on request;
Lift up San Giogio bell tower: 3.00 €
Redentore's Church: 1.50 €
Salute's Sacristy: 3,00 €
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