San Giorgio Maggiore

Undoubtedly, one of the most spectacular views of Venice you can get in the city is that from the bell tower of the church of San Giorgio Maggiore on the small island that bears the same name.

The church, designed by Andrea Palladio, contains magnificent art treasures, including the two last canvasses painted by Tintoretto.

The box hedge labyrinth, considered one of the most beautiful gardens in Italy, unfolds right behind the church itself, while the old monastery is now home to the Giorgio Cini Foundation, an important international cultural centre.