15 Apr The Vatican Chapels reopen: FOUR NEW ITINERARIES ON THE ISLAND OF SAN GIORGIO MAGGIORE
After the success of the Vatican Chapels with both the public and critics during the Architecture Biennale 2018, they have been reopened to the public.
As part of the Fondazione Giorgio Cini project to integrate visitor services on the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore, from Tuesday 16 April it will be possible to visit not only the monumental complex but also the Foundation’s “Wood” and the Vatican Chapels, presented to the public last year during the 16th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale.
The ten chapels realized by 10 internationally renowned architects from Italy, Spain, Portugal, the UK, the US, Australia, Brazil, Japan, Chile, Serbia and Paraguay are located in an area of about a hectare and a half.
FOUR NEW ITINERARIES ON THE ISLAND OF SAN GIORGIO MAGGIORE
From 16 April guided tours of the Fondazione Giorgio Cini and the Vatican Chapels will be held every day of the week at fixed times between 10 am to 6 pm. In addition, tickets to visit the Fondazione and the Vatican Chapels can also include entrance to the Bell Tower of the Basilica of San Giorgio Maggiore, thanks to collaboration between D’Uva, Fondazione Giorgio Cini and the Benedictine community of San Giorgio Maggiore.
Itinerary 1: Fondazione Giorgio Cini + Vatican Chapels . The itinerary includes a tour of the Fondazione Giorgio Cini monumental complex with the two cloisters, the Palladian Refectory and the Wedding of Cana, the Photography Room, the Longhena Grand Staircase and Library, the Nuova Manica Lunga, the Borges Labyrinth and the Fondazione’s “Wood” with the ten Vatican Chapels designed by internationally renowned architects.
Itinerary 2: Fondazione Giorgio Cini + Bell Tower of San Giorgio. The itinerary combines a tour of the Fondazione Cini with a visit of the Bell Tower of San Giorgio. It is over 75 metres high, one of the highest in the city, and there is a lift to the belfry at the top.
Itinerario 3: Vatican Chapels + Bell Tower of San Giorgio
The third itinerary includes a visit of the “Wood” and the Vatican Chapels and the Bell Tower of San Giorgio with its unique view of the city, the Bacino di San Marco and the surrounding lagoon.
Itinerary 4:Fondazione Giorgio Cini + Vatican Chapels + Bell Tower of San Giorgio
The itinerary includes a visit of the Fondazione Giorgio Cini, the “Wood” with the Vatican Chapels and the Basilica of San Giorgio Maggiore Bell Tower.
ON-SITE AND ONLINE TICKET OFFICE
The itineraries can be purchased at the Fondazione ticket office/bookshop, the new reception area managed by our multilingual personnel, and online from this page: page.
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