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  1. Italy
  2. Veneto
  3. Venice
  4. Piazza San Marco

Venice: San Giorgio Maggiore Island Visit with Video Guide

Product ID: 145113
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Admire architectural wonders and exceptional art heritage during this video-guided tour of the beautiful Giorgio Cini Foundation. See a part of Venice outside of the usual tourist routes.
About this ticket
Duration 1 hour
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Audio guide/headphones
Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Russian
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Relax with priority access and discover all the magic of this place rich in history and culture
  • Discover this hidden treasure of Venice with a multimedia guide
  • Enjoy the courtyards of Palladio and Buora, the majestic structures of Longhena and the libraries rich in precious collections
Full description
Escape the crowds of central Venice and explore the island of San Giorgio Maggiore, the pearl of Venice.  It is a perfect, quiet area to enjoy the beauty of Venice and to immerse yourself in history. With this 1 hour tour you will admire the most important places in the monumental complex of Giorgio Cini Foundation and discover exceptional art heritage, outside the usual tourist areas.

Just a few minutes by bus-boat from Piazza San Marco you will experience the fascinating atmosphere of the complex as you listen to your video-guide (included in the admission cost and available in Italian, English, French, German and Spanish). Your small tour group (25 people maximum) will be escorted through the areas of the complex by a multi-lingual staff member.

During your visit you will be able to admire the main places in the complex, including:
• Cloister of Palladio, completed after Andrea Palladio’s death in the 17th century
• Cloister of the Buora family, an example of early Renaissance architecture designed by Giovanni and Andrea Buora
• Palladian cenacle, an ancient Benedictine refectory where Paolo Veronese painted the Wedding in Cana, the original artwork is now on display in the Louvre
• Longhena's Grand Staircase, completed in 1671 to provide access to the library and abbots’ apartments the staircase is positioned between two cloisters and furnished with magnificent wooden bookcases by Franz Pauc
• Nuova Manica Lunga, the old dormitory of the Benedictine fathers, transformed into a stupendous, light-filled library
• Labyrinth of Borges, a reconstruction of the garden labyrinth designed by the English architect Randoll Coate in honor of Jorge Francisco Isidoro Luis Borges for the 25th anniversary of the famous Argentinian writer and poet's death
  • Video-guide
  • Entrance to the monumental complex of the Giorgio Cini Foundation
  • Booking fee
What’s Not Included
  • Tour Guide
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Isola di San Giorgio Maggiore, 30100, Venice (ticket office on the left side of the church)

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Important information
Know before you go
• Some areas of the complex may be closed during activities, concerts or other events
• From December 21 to March 20: the complex is open from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM every day except Tuesday. From March 21 to November 4 the complex is open from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM daily
• You will be asked to book for a specific time slot to ensure availability
• Customers entitled to tickets with a discount must certify their condition to access the monument. The ticket will not be valid otherwise
• A valid ID document is required in order to collect the video-guide
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Overall rating
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based on 14 reviews
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Product ID: 145113