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Venice: Giorgio Cini Foundation and Borges Labyrinth Visit

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Activity provider: D'Uva

Venice: Giorgio Cini Foundation and Borges Labyrinth Visit

Activity provider: D'Uva

From US$ 19.61 per person

Discover Venice's artistic heritage during an audio-guided tour of the Giorgio Cini Foundation and get lost in the Borges Labyrinth.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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English, Italian
Audio guide included
Italian, English, Spanish, German, French, Russian

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy priority access to 2 of Venice's hidden treasures
  • Learn about the history of the locations with your audioguide
  • Get lost in the elaborate paths of the Borges Labyrinth
  • Immerse yourself in San Giorgio Maggiore's cultural and artistic heritage at the Giorgio Cini Foundation
Full description
Immerse yourself in the culture and history of San Giorgio Maggiore Island with an audio-guided tour of the home of the Giorgio Cini Foundation and Borges Labyrinth. Meet your tour leader and get kitted out with your audioguide before heading to the monumental complex of the Giorgio Cini Foundation. Start your visit at Palladio's Refectory where you can admire Paolo Veronese’s Wedding at Cana facsimile, the photography room, and the Longhena staircase. Continue to the former Benedictine Monastery and see how the building has been transformed and restored to its former beauty. Finally, head to the Borges Labyrinth. Here, enter the surreal world of writer and poet Jorge Luis Borges. Make your way to the center of the 1-kilometer long path, made with 3200 boxwood plants, and learn more about the path's most emblematic symbols with the help of your audioguide.
Includes
  • Audioguide
  • Headphones
  • Entrance fees
  • Tour leader
  • Tour guide
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Know before you go

  • You will be accompanied by a tour leader on this tour who will provide practical assistance but will not act as a tour guide
  • Customers entitled to a reduced price ticket must bring proof of entitlement
  • This tour may be canceled in the event of extreme weather conditions and you will be offered an alternative tour date
  • Some areas of the complex may be closed during special events or concerts
Customer reviews

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4.4 /5

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I luoghi della Fond.Cini sono tutti di eccezionale bellezza e interesse storico. Peccato che la visita ai chiostri e alla scala monumentale del Longhena e alla biblioteca della Manica durino veramente troppo poco e l' accesso sia limitato all' entrata e a pochi minuti di visita. Praticamente si entra e si esce. Imperdibile l'esperienza del labirinto con il sottofondo musicale che rende il percorso magico ma sempre cmq troppo breve. Per fortuna ho i ricordi delle visite di qualche anno fa con un tempo più umano a disposizione . Non mi sento di commentare il refettorio con l' opera del Veronese per il quale la spiegazione è la bellezza del quadro richiederebbero qualche ora. Mi duole veramente che la Fond. Cani gestisca queste bellezze come una visita a tempo da " Sky pass". Per lo stesso motivo le spiegazioni audio e le guide sono superficiali stringate. Tristezza.

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September 15, 2022

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Everything was very well organized; Staff / tour guide very friendly and helpful

October 4, 2021

unfortunately ONLY audio guide with a bored student who didn't know that the labyrinth (and library?) was also booked?

July 31, 2021

Product ID: 401153