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Experience Fondazione Giorgio Cini

A unique venue

Take a stroll in and around this historic building

Imbued with history, culture and craftsmanship, the Fondazione Giorgio Cini is the perfect setting for Homo Faber Event. Besides the event’s 15 exhibitions, there are plenty of other things to explore in the beautiful building and its grounds.

Fondazione Giorgio Cini

Experience different aspects of the island by taking an audioguide tour with D’Uva, which offers three fascinating options. Firstly, discover the art, history and architecture of the Fondazione Giorgio Cini building. This 50-minute tour includes a visit to some of this former monastery's elegant cloisters and rooms, including the Palladian Refectory, with its facsimile of Veronese's famous painting The Wedding at Cana.


Borges Labyrinth

Explore the Borges Labyrinth, built in 2011 to pay homage to Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges. This beautiful maze is composed of 3,200 boxwood plants arranged according to the design of architect Randoll Coate. Visit the Nuova Manica Lunga, observe the labyrinth from above and follow its paths accompanied by D'Uva's audioguide, which includes an original soundtrack composed by Antonio Fresa and performed by the orchestra of the Teatro La Fenice.


Vatican Chapels

Head to the forest to explore the Vatican Chapels installations. Nestled in the woods, these inventive, thought-provoking and fascinating structures were created for the 2018 Architecture Biennale. D'Uva's 50-minute audioguide tour includes an original soundtrack composed by Antonio Fresa.


Teatro Verde

Commissioned by Vittorio Cini and designed by architect Luigi Vietti with Angelo Scattolin, this 1950s open-air theatre was a stunning setting for theatrical performances in its heyday. Discover more about its history and restoration on a guided tour, and use your smartphone to access a specially created video artwork expressing the theatre’s extraordinary vitality through archive footage and an original score.