San Giorgio Maggiore is one of the most photographed buildings in Venice.
Travelers standing in St Mark's square looking over the canal will be stunned by the temple’s facade with the gondolas swaying in the lagoon in front of it.
If you are tired of walking in the crowds of St. Mark’s Square and want to discover a peaceful corner in the heart of the city of the lagoon, visit this wonderful island, once a Benedictine monastery that hides more than one enchanting surprise.
The impressive façade of the Basilica stands out against the bay of San Marco and the Bell tower offers a full view on the Venetian lagoon.
The fish-bone-like shape Giudecca island, known to be Venice’s unofficial seventh district, once an aristocratic retreat, later the city industrial center and nowadays a trendy artistic district. The peacefulness of the island also made it popular among religious communities and with patrician families who built palaces with lovely gardens and allotments there.
Lido is a small island in the Venice lagoon. Protecting the city from the sea, Lido offers award winning beaches and spectacular views on Venice. It’s undoubtedly most known for hosting The International Venice Film Festival, but it’s usually avoided by the mass of tourists coming to visit its famous neighbor. However, the trendier area of the Venice lagoon, known for its Art Deco architecture and sport resorts, has a lot to offer.