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  • Experience the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore

    Visit the 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

  • Visit the exhibition dedicated to Tomaso Buzzi

    from 20 May to 1 August 2021 in the spaces of the Longhena Library

  • Gives an emotion

    Enjoy the San Giorgio Maggiore Island

Borges' Labyrinth has opened to visitors

The Borges Labyrinth has opened to visitors Friday 11 June the Borges Labyrinth opens for the first time to visits, accompanied by the new evocative music by Antonio Fresa, performed and recorded with the Orchestra of the Teatro La Fenice. We remind you that online booking is mandatory. We remind you that online booking is mandatory.

1) Giorgio Cini Foundation: immerse yourself in beauty

The tour lasting about 50 minutes includes a visit to the Longhena Staircase, the Palladio Cloister, the Buora Cloister, the Cenacle with the Wedding at Cana, the photography room and the view of the Borges Labyrinth. A journey accompanied by an audio guide through art, history and architecture. (We remind you that the libraries of the Foundation will still remain closed for safety reasons and that the use of the surgical mask is mandatory)

2) 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.

3) 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.

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 and the suggestion of the Wood with the Vatican Chapels. (We remind you that the libraries of the Foundation will still remain closed for safety reasons and that the use of the surgical mask is mandatory)

Book 3 tours for the full experience

A tour of about 2 hours and 30 minutes that will allow you to visit the Giorgio Cini Foundation, the Borges Labyrinth, and the Bosco of the Cini Foundation with the Vatican Chapels. (We remind you that the libraries of the Foundation will still remain closed for safety reasons and that the use of the surgical mask is mandatory)

'Venice is all golden. Tomaso Buzzi: “fantastic” drawings 1948-1976 ' [free admission]

The exhibition, housed in the evocative spaces of the Longhena Library within the Giorgio Cini Foundation, presents about 90 drawings and watercolors by the architect Tomaso Buzzi coming in part from the archive of the Institute of Art History of the Cini Foundation and in part from the loan of a selection taken from the refined Pieri collection in Milan. It can be visited from May 20th to August 1st. Every day except Wednesday from 10 to 19, with reservations required.

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

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'.

Experiences

Combine the Giorgio Cini Foundation and Vatican Chapels tour with other customizable activities.

Sunset SanGiorgioCafe
Tour ( I+2) + Cocktail at the San Giorgio Café

Sunset Rendez vous

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Tour III +Pranzo al San Giorgio Café

Eat when you want: 3 tours

VEDI

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.

«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 10.00 to 19.00.