“Of all the colors, none is more proper for churches than white, since the purity of the color, as of life itself, is particularly satisfying to God”
Andrea Palladio, The four books of Architecture, 1570
The Church of San Giorgio Maggiore floats on its own island in icy majesty, surrounded by the low brick building of its monastery. It is guarded by its tall beltower, from the top of which you can enjoy a peerles birds-eye-viev of Venice. This church built by Andrea Palladio represented a new solution to the problem of combining the pediment of a classical Roman temple with the structure of a Christian church. Venice and Palladio tour starts with the visit to the church, to discuss both the architecture and the beautiful paintings by Tintoretto. You will then get to the top of the belltower to see Venice from the best perspective.
Next to San Giorgio island is the Giudecca, where the main monument is Palladio’s church of the Redentore, built following to a vow made by Venice to Christ the Reedemer and commemorate the end of a plague which ravaged the city in 1576. This is one of Palladio’s greatest masterpieces, based on a scheme regulated according to a complicated system of proportions.
DURATION: 2 hours
THE PRICE OF VENICE AND PALLADIO GUIDED TOUR INCLUDES:
- the service of a certified guide
- daily pass for public boat transportation
- admission to the belltower of Saint George’s church (lift)
- admission to the Redentore Church