How to visit the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore

An all-Venetian experience


With your back to Piazza San Marco and the view that is offered there is unparalleled, the basin of San Marco with two jewels, two islands; the largest is that of Giudecca, while the small one that lies right in front is the island of San Giorgio Maggiore.
On this island there are real gems, which you cannot miss for any reason.

Let's see what you can visit on the island of San Giorgio:

Basilica, designed by Palladio, dates back to the end of the 16th century, inside you can admire 2 works by Tintoretto: The Last Supper and the Raccolta della Manna and Sebastiano Ricci's masterpiece, the Virgin with Child and Saints. The high altar is valuable.
Campanile di San Giorno is second to none, the view from the top of its 75 meters is breathtaking. The whole lagoon and the roofs of Venice up to, if you are lucky enough to go up on a clear day, to the beautiful Dolomites.

Continue your visit by joining one of the guided tours available every day, you can enter the former Benedictine convent, now home to the Giorgio Cini Foundation, explore its cloisters and admire the interior. Do not miss the Borges labyrinth, which you can also admire from the top of the bell tower, and many other places rich in history that the island offers.

How to reach the island of San Giorgio Maggiore:

By Vaporetto, public transport. The stop is served by line 2 with departure from both Piazzale Roma and San Marco San Zaccaria stop.

Basilica opening hours: Monday to Saturday 09h30 - 12h30 / 14h30 - 18h00 - Sunday 08h30 - 11h00 / 14h30 - 18h00 Free admission.

Bell Tower opening hours: Access from the church every day from 10:00 to 13:00 and from 14:00 to 18:00 - Entrance ticket: Adult € 6 - Reduced € 4

Guided Tour Hours:
Giorgio Cini Foundation: 10.00; 13.00; 16.00 DURATION: about 45 min.
Borges labyrinth: 11.00 am; 14.00; 17.00; 18.15; Fri, Sat and Sun also at 10.15, 12.15, 16.15 and 19. DURATION 1 hour
Bosco della Fondazione and the Vatican Chapels: 12:00; 15.00; 18:00 DURATION 1 hour

For timetable updates and tours offered, visit the official website: https://www.visitcini.com/orari-e-info/