Venice can be expensive. The view from the Campanile is amazing. High up with no obstructions. But you have to pay 8 Euros. Yes that is not much for such a great view.The Campanile of St. Marks Basilica, Venice
The Island fo San Giorgio Maggiore from the Campanile
But for free you can visit the Fondaco dei Tedeschi and take the lifts to the top of this amazing retail complex. The literal translation is the warehouse of the Germans. Goods came in from the Gand Canal and could be stored in the building. The entrance is free, and here is a link and you can reserve you time from the web site.DFS group has over 400 stores on 4 continents. .
Below are some of the photos taken from the terrace.
Some photos have a watercolor filter.
VIEWS OF THE RETAIL AREA