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  • Experience the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore

    Visit Giorgio Cini Foundation

  • 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

From March 23rd to June 16th, the Cini Foundation hosts the exhibition VISI by Alessandro Mendini.
With a visit to the Foundation, upon request, you will enter the exhibition.

Presentation Concert of the New Audioguide for the Fondazione Giorgio Cini

Thursday, June 27, starting at 11:30 AM, Auditorium Lo Squero

On Thursday, June 27, starting at 11:30 AM at the Auditorium Lo Squero, the new audioguide for the Fondazione Giorgio Cini, produced by D’Uva, will be presented with a presentation and a concert.

During the concert, you will have the chance to preview the voices of the audioguide and enjoy the live performance of the soundtrack Fondazione Giorgio Cini: A Soundtrack Experience, composed by Antonio Fresa and performed by the Professors of the Orchestra of Teatro La Fenice.

The new audioguide, available in five languages, will accompany visitors with the voices of figures who have shaped the history of the Fondazione Giorgio Cini: Vittorio Cini, Andrea Palladio, Abbot Giovanni Morosini, Paolo Veronese, Baldassare Longhena, Eleonora Duse, and Jorge Luis Borges, interpreted by Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Diego Ribon, Stefano Skalkotos, Davide Caprioli, Giovanni Izzo, Patrizio Rispo, and Renata Codello, Secretary General of the Foundation.

Admission is free, subject to availability

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. From 21 May it will be possible to access the Green Theater and visits to the museum complex of the Giorgio Cini Foundation will also start again

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.

Tour 'Vatican Chapels + Teatro Verde', 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.

By booking the last tour of the day, you will also have the chance to visit the Green Theater. The tour will be available until May 30th at 5:00 PM and starting from May 31st at 3:00 PM.

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.

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.

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.

Combine the tours with a lunch: the perfect experience for those who love culture and good food

A day to discover the beauties of the island of San Giorgio, with a food and wine stop in the enchanting dehors overlooking the Darsena. Visit the Borges Labyrinth or choose the complete tour of approximately 2.5 hours, which will allow you to visit the Giorgio Cini Foundation, the Borges Labyrinth and the Wood with the Vatican Chapels. The experience is completed with a meal at the San Giorgio Café, the island's museum bistro that offers Veneto wines, traditional Venetian dishes, fresh lagoon fish and seasonal vegetables.

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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.

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

Every day, from 10am to 4pm