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Venice: Borges Labyrinth Entry and Audio Guide Tour

1. Venice: Borges Labyrinth Entry and Audio Guide Tour

For the first time, visit the inside of Borges Labyrinth, a 3,200-foot-long path. Grab your audio guide and listen to an original soundtrack created specifically for the site by the composer Antonio Fresa, performed by the Teatro La Fenice Orchestra. Begin with a visit to the New Manica Lunga, the ancient Benedictine dormitory transformed into a library center with a renovation by the architect Michele De Lucchi. Continue with a tour of the labyrinth, accessible for the first time, with an audio guide. Stroll along the path lined with 3,200 boxwood plants, designed by Randoll Coate, and inspired by the Jorge Luis Borges story "The Garden of Paths that Fork." Opt to add lunch to round off the experience.

Venice: Cini Foundation-Borges Labyrinth-Teatro Verde

2. Venice: Cini Foundation-Borges Labyrinth-Teatro Verde

Immerse yourself in the history and beauty of San Giorgio Maggiore Island with an audio-guided tour of 3 of the island's most breathtaking landmarks, the Giorgio Cini Foundation, the Vatican Chapels, and Borges Labyrinth. Meet your tour leader and get your audio guide and headphones. Head to the Giorgio Cini Foundation to see a facsimile of Paolo Veronese’s Wedding at Cana in Palladio's Refectory, the photography room, the elegant Longhena staircase and the restored former Benedictine Monastery. Next, discover the Teatro Verde, the most beautiful theater in the world, as actress Katharine Hepburn defined it in the 1950s. It is an amphitheater with steps of white Vicenza stone interspersed with boxwood backs. Building this theater was a huge undertaking, which required six hundred and forty working days and one hundred and sixty-six workers at work every day. The construction of the grandiose stage which covers an area of 1,400 square meters was very difficult. The orchestra pit could accommodate up to 150 performers. Finally, head to Borges Labyrinth to enter the surreal world of the writer and poet Jorge Luis Borges. Make your way to the center of the 1-kilometer long path made from 3200 boxwood plants and learn more about the path's most emblematic symbols.

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What people are saying about Borges Labyrinth

It was one of the best experiences in Venice! After a wonderful lunch overlooking the port, we had a very atmospheric tour. Special thanks to the waiter Alexandra for the warm welcome and professionalism!

The lunch was excellent and there was a lovely ambience in the cafe. The labyrinth was very interesting and it was fun to see it from the library terrace and to walk through it. We had fun!

I think the experience is worth it with the food service included, it is a beautiful place that is worth visiting.