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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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