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Borges Labyrinth tour with audioguide

Free cancellation
Duration: up to 1 hour
Language: English, Italian, French, Spanish, German, Russian
Mobile voucher accepted
Safety measures applied

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Access the Borges labyrinth for the first time

Listen to your audio guide and be accompanied by a tour operator

Explore the 'New Manica Lunga' library

What to expect

Visit the Borges Labyrinth for the first time! A one-kilometer-long path, made with 3200 boxwood plants arranged according to the Randoll Coate design and inspired by the story by Jorge Luis Borges, the garden of paths that fork.

The tour will last approximately 45 minutes, and it will begin with the visit to the 'New Manica Lunga', the ancient Benedictine dormitory transformed into a library center with a renovation by the architect Michele De Lucchi. With over 1400 linear meters of shelving, the 'New Manica Lunga', today represents the heart of the library complex of the Cini Foundation.

The visit then will continue with a tour of the labyrinth, accessible for the first time, accompanied by an audio guide with the original soundtrack created for this enchanting place by the composer Antonio Fresa, with the Teatro La Fenice Orchestra.

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COVID-19 information

The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.

Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds

The experience complies with government regulations

What's included

Visit of about 30/45 minutes of the Borges Labyrinth, with audio guide included, accompanied by our operator

Location

San Giorgio Maggiore Bell Tower, Fondamenta S. Giovanni, 30133 Venezia VE, Italy

Meeting point:

San Giorgio Cafè, the museum bistro on the island of San Giorgio Maggiore (enter and ask the Staff). It is recommended to arrive at least 10 minutes before the tour departure in order to ensure punctuality.

How to get there: the Giorgio Cini Foundation is located in Venice on the island of San Giorgio Maggiore in the splendid setting of the San Marco Basin, facing the Piazza and Palazzo Ducale. To get there, you can take the Actv 2 Vaporetto with the San Giorgio stop departing from:
San Zaccaria (journey time about 3 minutes)

  • Railway (journey time approximately 45 minutes)
  • Piazzale Roma (journey time about 40 minutes)
  • Tronchetto (journey time about 35 minutes)

Cancellation policy

Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the activity begins.

Important to know

  • You will receive an audio guide, available in Italian, English, French, German, Spanish and Russian
  • Make your experience contact-less and, before the tour, download the Visitcini app for free with the audio tour for the visit
  • Please bring a surgical mask or FFP2 and earphones with jack cable for Android devices (no Apple or Bluetooth)
  • In case of delay, it will not be possible to have a refund but you will be able to join the next tour or another tour, subject to availability
  • Reduced (over 65, under 26, residents of the Municipality of Venice, students, tourist guides of the European Union, journalists registered with the order, FAI members) - Child (6-14 years) - Free (children 0-5 years old, handicapped persons + companion, tourist guides of the Municipality of Venice, accredited journalists