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Giorgio Cini Foundation: Our most recommended tours and activities

Venice: Cini Foundation-Borges Labyrinth-Teatro Verde

1. Venice: Cini Foundation-Borges Labyrinth-Teatro Verde

Immerse yourself in the history and beauty of San Giorgio Maggiore Island with an audio-guided tour of 3 of the island's most breathtaking landmarks, the Giorgio Cini Foundation, the Vatican Chapels, and Borges Labyrinth. Meet your tour leader and get your audio guide and headphones. Head to the Giorgio Cini Foundation to see a facsimile of Paolo Veronese’s Wedding at Cana in Palladio's Refectory, the photography room, the elegant Longhena staircase and the restored former Benedictine Monastery. Next, discover the Teatro Verde, the most beautiful theater in the world, as actress Katharine Hepburn defined it in the 1950s. It is an amphitheater with steps of white Vicenza stone interspersed with boxwood backs. Building this theater was a huge undertaking, which required six hundred and forty working days and one hundred and sixty-six workers at work every day. The construction of the grandiose stage which covers an area of 1,400 square meters was very difficult. The orchestra pit could accommodate up to 150 performers. Finally, head to Borges Labyrinth to enter the surreal world of the writer and poet Jorge Luis Borges. Make your way to the center of the 1-kilometer long path made from 3200 boxwood plants and learn more about the path's most emblematic symbols.

Venice: Audio Guided Tour of Vatican Chapels in a Wood

2. Venice: Audio Guided Tour of Vatican Chapels in a Wood

Admire the incredible architecture of 10 Vatican Chapels designed by a team of international architects as part of the 16th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale. Take a leisurely 1-hour tour through the scenic wood of the Giorgio Cini Foundation, in which the 10 chapels are hidden, and learn fascinating information as you listen to an audio guide. Admire the design of the chapels, created by architects from around the world who were specially commissioned by Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi.

Venice: My Special Venice Art Patrons Card for 4 Attractions

3. Venice: My Special Venice Art Patrons Card for 4 Attractions

Discover the palaces of the main players in Venice's contemporary art scene with ease with the My Special Venice digital card. Valid for 365 days, the card offers one time access to 4 each of the 4 attractions as well as discounts and concessions at on-site bookshops and cafes. Enjoy access to Palazzo Grassi, Punta della Dogana, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and the Giorgio Cini Foundation. Save time waiting in line and use your card to book advance admission to each of the attractions. Just follow the instructions in your email.

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What people are saying about Giorgio Cini Foundation

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 50 reviews

Friendly and welcoming staff!!! The Borges labyrinth is surprising. Unfortunately the foundation was closed during our visit.