Venice day 3, two more churches and sunset from the bell tower
The afternoon was now drawing to a close as we walked through the Dorsuduro area to it's southernmost edge to visit the Gesuati church or Santa Maria Della Rosario, built on the site of an earlier church which had been acquired by the Dominicans in 1670. The church was consecrated in 1743. It is a bit of a wedding cake.
|Santa maria della Rosario|
From here we took the vaporetto across the broad canal to the island of San Giorgio Maggiore. We had a look around the very large church and then went up the bell tower to see the sun going down across Venice. There were quite a number of people intent on the same pursuit so the bell tower was crowded making it impossible to really walk around for different views. Still we did the sunset thing (not spectacular) and then went back to the apartment to attempt to cook our food without fusing the whole place.
|San Giorgio Maggiore|