Reserved Entrance: Giorgio Cini Foundation with Video Guide

Cultural & Theme Tours in Venice

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Treat yourself to an excursion to the Island of San Giorgio, the 'pearl' of Venice. With this video-guided tour lasting an hour you can admire the most important places in the monumental complex of the Giorgio Cini Foundation of Venice and discover an exceptional art heritage, outside the usual tourist circuits.
Just a few minutes by bus-boat from Piazza San Marco and you can immerse yourself in the fascinating atmosphere of the complex which can now exceptionally be visited every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Book your admission for the time slot which interests you: you’ll receive a video guide, included in the admission cost (available in Italian, English, French, German and Spanish) and, with a group of maximum 25 people you’ll go into the areas of the complex accompanied by a multi-lingual staff member (for security reasons in fact, free access to the Foundation is not allowed).During your visit you will be able to admire the main places in the complex, including: • the Cloister of Palladio, completed after Andrea Palladio’s death in the first decades of the 17th century • the Chiostro dei Bruora,  • the Cloister of the Buora family, an example of early Renaissance architecture designed by Giovanni and Andrea Buora • the Palladian cenacle, the ancient Benedictine refectory in which Paolo Veronese painted the Wedding in Cana, the original of which is in the Louvre and which has now returned to its original site in a facsimile  • the Longhena's Grand Staircase, the monumental access to the abbots’ apartments, and the Library completed in 1671, positioned between the two cloisters and furnished with the magnificent wooden bookcases by Franz Pauc • the Nuova Manica Lunga, the old dormitory of the Benedictine fathers, transformed into a stupendous, light-filled library • the the Borges Labirinth, a reconstruction of the garden-cum-labyrinth designed by the English architect Randoll Coate in honour of Jorge Francisco Isidoro Luis Borges for the 25th anniversary of the famous Argentinian writer, poet and essayist’s death 

What’s included

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Booking fee
  • Entry/Admission - Fondazione Giorgio Cini

What’s not included

  • Local guide