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Fondazione Giorgio Cini

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The Giorgio Cini Foundation is a non-profit cultural institution based in Venice, Italy. It was constituted by Vittorio Cini, in memory of his son Giorgio, with the aim of restoring the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore (devastated after 100 years of...more
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Isola di San Giorgio Maggiore, 30124 Venice, Italy
+39 041 271 0211
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

fondazione is keeping the place up and in excellent condition - we marvelled over the Wedding in Canaae and the precious story how Napoleon took it off and that it just recently got restored. Nice, calm location after all the hotchpotch on main island.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank FOL-1003
Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

Climb the clock tower and get a beautiful view of Venice! The church itself is well worth seeing but not that special.

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank FroeWi
Reviewed 25 March 2018

A wonderful place to visit just to see the architecture, plsu the wonderful art and amazing gardens.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

Housed in the former monastery of San Giorgio Maggiore you need to take a guided tour to visit the wonderfully decorated building, the "long sleeve" library and cloisters.

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed 17 June 2016

the second floor with the "capolavori riscoperti" was exceptional and very well lit. really amazing and worth the ticket by itself

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed 9 March 2016

OK it's modern art but this is so bad and it's a bit of a walk from the church to get there and when you do you just can't believe that that is all there is to see. If you have a particular interest in...More

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank Sam3314
Reviewed 3 December 2015

And you can! Apparently, all you have to do is register with the foundation/library, and you will have access to a world class institute for the study of Art History. The gigantic complex is built in the renovated Benedictine Monastery of San Giorgio Maggiore. The...More

Date of experience: November 2015
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Reviewed 8 November 2015

The Fondazione has been responsible for restoring the monastery and church of San Giorgio and now serves as a global center for culture scholars. There are numerous things to see and do on the island. First, there is the campanile of the church, which offers...More

Date of experience: October 2015
2  Thank J L
Reviewed 23 March 2015

take ferry line # 2 from San Zaccaria and sail to San Giorgio for a visit to Fondazione Cini based in San Giorgio monastery, it really worthy. Few people, very quiet and above all a great and interesting peace of history and architecture with its...More

Date of experience: March 2015
Thank stefano v
Reviewed 26 July 2014

This is a review of an extra-ordinary experience to visit the Fondazione Giorgio Cini on the Island of St. Giorgio Maggiore in Venice through November, 2014. While La Galleria Palazzo Cini in Venice proper is not to be missed, for the 60th anniversary of the...More

Date of experience: July 2014
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26 February 2017|
Response from MarketingCini | Property representative |
Dear Nancy, the Giorgio Cini Foundation organizes guided tours on Saturday and Sunday. At 11am, 1pm, 3pm and 5pm there will be a tour held in english. More info on the website of the Fondazione Giorgio Cini (section... More
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28 March 2016|
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Response from MarketingCini | Property representative |
Dear Nancy, the Giorgio Cini Foundation organizes guided tours on Saturday and Sunday. At 11am, 1pm, 3pm and 5pm there will be a tour held in english.
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