The Perfect Romance

The Perfect Romance

Tour (1+2) + dinner at the San Giorgio Café

Come and discover the island of San Giorgio Maggiore at the most atmospheric times of day. Visit the Giorgio Cini Foundation with the Borges Labyrinth plus the Wood with the Vatican Chapels. After the tour, enjoy a gastronomical experience at the San Giorgio Cafè, the boutique café/restaurant with the Mediterranean soul, taking in the splendid view over the quay or the atmosphere of the scented interior garden.

Languages available

Italian and English (French, German, Spanish and Russian soon available)

Meeting-point

The meeting-point is at the San Giorgio Café (go in and ask the Staff for info). We advise you to arrive 10 minutes before the starting-time of the tour.

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Complete description

With this tour you will visit the finest treasures of the Island of San Giorgio and have an unforgettable gastronomical experience. Once you’ve arrived on the island you’ll be accompanied to visit the Giorgio Cini Foundation using the app downloadable onto your smartphone or the audio guide. The tour takes in the Palladio Cloister, the Boera Cloister, the Longhena Staircase, the Refectory with the facsimile of the Wedding at Cana, the photograph room and the view of the Borges Labyrinth. Then you can take part in a second tour of the Wood with the Vatican chapels, during which you stroll in the midst of nature, absorbing the fascination of the Vatican Chapels (the installations of the Vatican pavilion created for the 2018 Architecture Biennale) as you listen to the audio guide commentary on the architecture and the original soundtrack produced specially for this tour.

After the tour, enjoy the peacefulness and magical atmosphere of the island at sunset and in the evening hours. The view of Venice from the Island of San Giorgio is fabulous and at  twilight it is even more so! It is no coincidence that the island is considered to be the best place for photographing Venice at sunset in every season. Seated in the outdoor area over the quay with the sailing boats and view of St. Mark’s, you can sip a drink of your choice (wine, cocktail or alcohol-free drink) and after that treat your taste-buds to our gourmet dinner. The dinner includes starters, first and second courses, dessert, two glasses of wine, water and coffe. Tasty, aromatic dishes to be sampled in a cosy atmosphere where every minimal detail is carefully studied to give you a unique experience you can share with your loved ones.

Gift yourself a unique evening of art and good food, surrounded by the lagoon, in a location which radiates the emotions of the history and beauty enfolding it.

  • 50-minute tour with app or audio guide of the Giorgio Cini Foundation, accompanied by our operator (we suggest using your own earbuds for the visit)
  • 50-minute tour of the Wood with the Vatican Chapels, using the app or the audio guide, accompanied by our operator (we suggest using your own earbuds for the visit)
  • cocktails at the San Giorgio Café with a drink of your choice (wine, cocktail or alcohol-free drink) 
  • dinner with starters, first and second courses, dessert, two glasses of wine, water and coffee 
  • booking costs
  • tourist guide
  • extra items of food and drink
  • We remind visitors to come equipped with their own earbuds (if they are using the audio guide) and with protective surgical face-masks. Moreover, to guarantee the total safety of the tour, a free app will be available as an alternative to the audio guide. This is downloadable directly onto your smartphone and currently available in Italian and English. 
  • We remind you that the Foundation Libraries will remain closed for safety reasons.
  • In bad weather (heavy rain, strong winds, exceptionally high or low tides) the tour will be suspended; in this case it will be possible to change the time and date free of charge via email or by booking a new time and date directly onsite

The meeting-point is at the San Giorgio Café (go in and ask the Staff for info). We advise you to arrive 10 minutes before the starting-time of the tour.

Programme tour

5 p.m. Tour of Cini Foundation with the view of the Borges Labyrinth
Start of audio-guided tour of the monumental complex of the Giorgio Cini Foundation with a visit to the two cloisters, the Palladian refectory with the facsimile of the Wedding at Cana and the view of the Borges Labyrinth
6 p.m. Tour of the Wood with the Vatican Chapels
Start of the tour of the Wood with the Vatican Chapels, the ten chapels designed by international architects. The tour includes an introduction by H. Em. Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, presentation of the preparatory drawings and model of Asplund’s “woodland chapel” in the pavilion at the beginning of the itinerary, and the audio commentary accompanied by the original soundtrack produced for this tour
7.30 p.m. Cocktails at the San Giorgio Café
Cocktails with a drink of your choice (wine, cocktail or alcohol-free drink)
8 p.m. Gourmet dinner at the San Giorgio Café
Gourmet dinner at the San Giorgio Café consisting of starters, first and second courses, dessert, two glasses of wine, water and coffee

Recensioni

Il San Giorgio cafe ha un invidiabile posizione affaccia difronte piazza San Marco ha un panorama invidiabile in più è gestito da un personale molto gentile professionale e serve freschi piatti presentati bene e fatti con ottimi prodotti. Per me è stata un'esperienza fantastica che suggerisco a tutti di provare.
Marina - italia
Settembre 2019
Dopo una visita alla collezione Cini e alle Vatican Chapels, abbiamo avuto modo di godere dell’ospitalità del San Giorgio Caffè. Ci è stata offerta una piacevole cena (innovativa per Venezia!), i cui sapori richiamavano la cucina siciliana (grazie all’ispirazione di Filippo La Mantia).La carta dei vini, pur essendo un bristot, offre vini del territorio (Veneto e Sicilia) scelti con cura e felice valutazione. L’accoglienza ed il servizio, svolti da personale tutto giovane, sono di buon livello, per professionalità, gentilezza e simpatia. Location incomparabile: vista sul bacino di San Marco, Riva degli Schiavoni e sulle belle barche in darsena.
Giampaolo - Italia
Agosto 2019
It was a great moment in this great place. Lovely food wonderful bread and I am French so I Know what I am talking about. The view is breathtaking and we were surrounded by asthonishing work of art on the island. Who could ask for anything more ?It was a great moment in this great place. Lovely food wonderful bread and I am French so I Know what I am talking about. The view is breathtaking and we were surrounded by asthonishing work of art on the island. Who could ask for anything more ?
Eric
Luglio 2019
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