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Where can we get the best aerial view of Venice?

calgary
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Where can we get the best aerial view of Venice?

We will be here for four days - looking for the best and if possible low-cost view over the city. Your replies are appreciated!

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1. Re: Where can we get the best aerial view of Venice?

There are 2 bell towers, the one at St Marks and the one across the grand canal at San Giorgio Maggiore. The St Marks one is more expensive and has more people most days than the one at San Giorgio.

Plus in my opinion the San Giorgio one has a better view.

You can compare both on my Venice post on yogictravel.wordpress.com and judge which one appeals more to you.

Have a great trip!

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2. Re: Where can we get the best aerial view of Venice?

You can go on top of San Marco Campeline (the tower at Piazza San Marco) or do a helicopter tour that departs from Lido. here's the website http://www.heliairvenice.it/

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3. Re: Where can we get the best aerial view of Venice?

Another perspective of the city and the Grand Canal is from the roof-top terrace of the Fondaco dei Tedeschi shopping centre.

https:/…t-fondaco-rooftop-terrace

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4. Re: Where can we get the best aerial view of Venice?

Would agree the San Giorgio Campanile is worth going to 1 stop on the lie 2 Vaporetto from San Zacarria,

a great panorama of views,

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5. Re: Where can we get the best aerial view of Venice?

The terrace of Fondaco dei Tedeschi can't be beat for price (free) though there is often a wait. I loved the fact that they have small, detailed etchings indicating the identity of major landmarks (church roofs, bell towers, etc.) to understand what you are looking at in each direction.

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6. Re: Where can we get the best aerial view of Venice?

Not exactly the city, but the campanile on Torcello is worth the climb. It's fun to see how a campanile is actually constructed, and not just a brick box.

Costs 4 euro I recollect.

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7. Re: Where can we get the best aerial view of Venice?

Thanks everyone for your replies. We went to the rooftop terrace at Fondaco dei Tedeschi and it was great! That "mall" is very high end (my husband assumed the doormen would keep out simple folk like us, but he was mistaken!). We went late morning and lined up, since we missed the guy who lets you sign up for a specific entry time. That was ok: despite the room being quite full around the perimeter where you line up, we got to go to the roof within about 20 minutes. They control the duration of your stay, but it's enough time. The views are fantastic! You can easily identify landmarks from their etched signs. Highly recommend!

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8. Re: Where can we get the best aerial view of Venice?

Flights from the Marco Polo Airport often pass directly over Venice. You'll likely see a few shutterbugs in the airline seats next to the windows snapping away at the islands below.

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