What else to see in Venice

My long weekend in Venice started with a lot of sightseeing on my arrival day. First the Basilica San Marco, then a visit to the Doge’s Palace, and last but not least I took the elevator up in the Campanile. The Campanile is probably the best place to see Venice from above.

a look down on the laguna from the Campanile @Venice

a sea of houses and the real sea beyond @Venice

To see Venice from a different angle you will need to cross the laguna. Take the Vaporetto to San Giorgio. The island is right across from the laguna from the Piazetta San Marco. Visit the church there and take the elevator up the tower. From the terrace you have a great view point right across.

with the Vaporetto to San Giorgio @Venice

the island of San Giorgio right across from the Piazetta San Marco @Venice

I did like this picture, which I took right at the waterbus station, better than the one from above. So here it is. The view is amazing though from the top, so it’s definitely worth it to go up the tower.

a view on the city from San Giorgio @Venice

Venice has a lot of churches. One of them is Santa Maria Gloriosa Dei Frari, which has its origin in the 13th century. The church underwent renovations and enlargements, until it got its current form in the 15th century.

Santa Maria Gloriosa Dei Frari @Venice

There is a lot of art inside and even an altar with the main piece by Titian. Honestly, I liked the tombs best though. Unlike in other churches they are not in the ground, but high up on the sides. Very cool in a way. Also the church itself is one of only three which kept their Gothic look. It has a very light and airy feel to it.

inside Santa Maria Gloriosa Dei Frari @Venice

the left tomb even has a horse on top @Santa Maria Gloriosa Dei Frari

this tomb has a canopy @Santa Maria Gloriosa Dei Frari

Later in the afternoon I passed the Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo which has an awe inspiring staircase. That’s definitely something for when I visit Venice again. Yours, Pollybert

Palazzo Contarini del Bovolo @Venice

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