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  • Experience the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore

    Visit the Borges Labyrinth

  • Experience the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore

    Visit the Vatican Chapels, available from 13 May

  • Experience the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore

    Visit the Teatro Verde, available from 20 May

  • Gives an emotion

    Enjoy the San Giorgio Maggiore Island

Experience the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore

Visit the island of San Giorgio Maggiore in Venice safely, where art, history, architecture, culture and food and wine come together to offer a unique emotion. Guided tours of the Vatican Chapels and the Borges Labyrinth are available every day except Wednesday. From 20 May it will be possible to access the Teatro Verde and from 1 June the visits to the museum complex of the Giorgio Cini Foundation and the combined tours will start again

Tour 'Borges Labyrinth': the garden of forking paths

On 11 June 2021, the Borges Labyrinth opened for the first time, built in 2011 to pay homage to the Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges, on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of his death: a kilometer of forking paths, composed of 3200 boxwood plants arranged according to the design of the architect Randoll Coate. The 45-minute tour allows you to visit the "Nuova Manica Lunga", observe the Borges Labyrinth from above and follow its paths, accompanied by an audio guide with the original soundtrack, composed by Antonio Fresa and performed with the Orchestra of the Teatro La Fenice. Buy the CD along with the tour at a reduced price! You can pick it up at the time of your visit.

Tour 'Wood with the Vatican chapels', the architecture of enchantment

The tour of the Wood with the Vatican Chapels lasts approximately 50 minutes, during which you can walk through the wood and experience the fascination of the Vatican Chapels, the installations of the Vatican pavilion which were created for the 2018 Architecture Biennale, as you listen to the audio guide with the original soundtrack composed by Antonio Fresa. Buy the CD along with the tour at a reduced price! You can pick it up at the time of your visit.

NOTICE: Vatican Chapels tours will start again from 13 April

Tour 'Giorgio Cini Foundation': enter the beauty

The tour includes a visit to the Longhena Staircase, the Palladio Cloister, the Buora Cloister, the Cenacle with the Wedding at Cana, the Longhena Library (only on weekends) and the Nuova Manica Lunga. A journey accompanied by an audio guide through art, history and architecture.

NOTICE: From 1 June the tours at the Giorgio Cini Foundation will restart

'Teatro Verde' tour: the most beautiful theater in the world

The tour allows you to visit the Teatro Verde, the most beautiful theater in the world, as actress Katharine Hepburn defined it in the 1950s. In 2021 the Theater was the subject of a restoration project, still in progress, which brought its architecture back to light, enhancing all the qualities of the materials, the botanical structure, the spatiality and the extraordinary landscape views. The intervention, by the Cini Foundation team, was made possible thanks to the contribution of Cartier. The Teatro Verde tour will be available starting May 20th. It will be possible to visit the digital work "The Mask of Time" by Matteo Casalegno and Martux_M.

NOTICE: From May 20th it will be possible to visit the Green Theater

Combine 2 tours for a more valuable experience

A tour of about 2 hours, in which you can combine two itineraries of your choice between the architecture and art of the Giorgio Cini Foundation, a visit to the Borges Labyrinth, the suggestion of the Wood with the Vatican Chapels and the Teatro Verde.

NOTICE: Combined tours start again from 1st June

Combine 3 tours for the unique experience

A tour of about 2 hours and 30 minutes in which you can combine three routes of your choice between the Giorgio Cini Foundation, the Borges Labyrinth, the Bosco of the Cini Foundation with the Vatican Chapels and the Teatro Verde.

NOTICE: Combined tours start again from 1st June

Book 4 tours for the full experience

A tour of about 4 hours, in which you can visit the Giorgio Cini Foundation, the Borges Labyrinth, the Wood with the Vatican Chapels and the Teatro Verde.

NOTICE: Combined tours start again from 1st June

Make your experience contactless by downloading the app Visitcini for your tour

VATICAN CHAPELS / THE BORGES LABYRINTH

A SOUNDTRACK EXPERIENCE

A SUGGESTIVE JOURNEY WITH ANTONIO FRESA'S MUSIC IN THE BORGES LABYRINTH AND IN THE WOODS OF THE GIORGIO CINI FOUNDATION

At the 16th Biennale, the Holy See participated for the first time in the International Architecture Exhibition with a multi-site pavilion on the island of San Giorgio Maggiore: 10 architects of proven experience each designed a chapel in the atmospheric wood of the Giorgio Cini Foundation. A place so rich in artistic and spiritual inspiration could not possibly leave a sensitive musician and composer like Antonio Fresa indifferent. The musical project is produced by D’Uva, with Adesiva Discografica, for the Fondazione Giorgio Cini.

SAN GIORGIO CAFÉ, the museum bistro on the island of San Giorgio Maggiore

Small traditional Venetian dishes, fresh fish from the Lagoon, seasonal vegetables, Venetian wines and cocktails inspired by Venetian 'ladies'.

«Not everyone is gifted with spiritual or artistic creativity, but everyone is able to admire those creations and help others to love them»
Vittorio Cini

'LO SQUERO' Auditorium, an immersion in music

A unique place which combines exceptional acoustics with a super-favourable position overlooking the lagoon.

VisitCini

Info Point VisitCini - San Giorgio Café
30124 Isola di San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice

Every day, except Wednesday, from 10am to 5pm