Manifesto for Venice

On 4 and 5 November 2016, exactly fifty years since the flood of 1966 that so dramatically highlighted to the world Venice’s vulnerability, the Fondazione Giorgio Cini held an international workshop

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The new concert season at the Fondazione Cini Squero Auditorium

Auditorium “Lo Squero”

Concert Season 2017

Mario Brunello will perform the first of six concerts devoted to Bach.


Twenty concerts organised by the Fondazione Giorgio Cini in collaboration with Asolo Musica. The featured

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A New Season at the Palazzo Cini Gallery

The new season at the Palazzo Cini Gallery will begin on 21 April thanks to the continuing partnership with Assicurazioni Generali. Housed in the Palazzo Cini, a stately home on the Grand Canal,

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Qwalala by Pae White

Pae White, “Qwalala”, LE STANZE DEL VETRO, Venezia 2017, Ph. Enrico Fiorese

On May 12, 2017, on the occasion of the 57th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, Qwalala, a

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Exhibition Lyda Borelli: A Leading Lady of the 20th Century

This exhibition is a key part of the series of events aimed at reviving interest in the actress Lyda Borelli (1887-1959). Entitled Lyda Borelli: A Leading Lady of the 20th Century,

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Vittorio Zecchin: Transparent Glass for Cappellin and Venini

The exhibition “Vittorio Zecchin: Transparent Glass for Cappellin and Venini”, curated by Marino Barovier, will focus on the transparent glass works designed by the artist during the 1920s for the V.S.M.

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Thirteenth World Conference on the Future of Science The Lives to Come

How will the life of humankind change over the next twenty years? How will we be nourished
and how will we care for ourselves? What new horizons will open up for scientific

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Books at San Giorgio

Books at San Giorgio, a series of meetings presenting the latest publications concerning or
published by the Fondazione Cini, will resume this autumn.
At the first meeting, on 4 October, the featured book

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The Egida Sartori and Laura Alvini Early Music Seminars Roman de Fauvel. Music and Corruption in the Paris of Philip the Fair. 1300-1315

The early music seminars, directed by Pedro Memelsdorff since 2006, take place at the Fondazione Giorgio Cini twice a year in February and October, thanks to the contribution and collaboration of the Fondation

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Seminar Franz Schubert’s Late Piano Sonatas: Analysis and Performance

By exploring two late Schubert sonatas (D 894 in G Major and D 959 in A Major), this seminar is a scholarly complement to the recording currently being made by Paolo Zanzu on the Matthias Jakesch fortepiano in the Fondazione Giorgio Cini. Mario Carrozzo, Alessandro Cecchi, Cesare Fertonani and Giorgio Sanguinetti, together with the pianist, will discuss, the most important aspects of the two sonatas from Schubert’s late period. On the basis of various analytical approaches, they will highlight the impact of analysis on performance. There will also be a focus, however, on the history of interpretation and the prerogatives of performing on period instruments. In fact, reflecting

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Conferenza Internazionale “Transnational Sufism in Contemporary Societies: Reconfiguring Practices, Narratives and Boundaries”

Il sufismo, il percorso di purificazione spirituale, mistico ed esoterico nel contesto islamico, ha avuto un ruolo centrale nella storia dell’Islam, nelle sue declinazioni, artistiche, filosofiche, etiche e politiche. Nel corso

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Study Day The Mirror of Taste. Vittorio Cini and Historical Art Collecting in the 20th Century

“The Cini Collection is the most important collection put together in Italy in the last fifty years.” That is how, in 1984, the great art historian Federico Zeri – a former advisor to

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Seminario L’etica e la moralità islamica tra religione e diritto

Questo seminario, organizzato in collaborazione con la professoressa Ida Zilio-Grandi (Università Ca’ Foscari) ha come scopo lo studio approfondito dell’etica e della moralità islamiche. In particolare, il seminario affronterà la delicata

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Manifesto for the Future of Venice

YES, there is a future for Venice …

Starting from an analysis of the city’s main problems, the document suggests a series of immediately applicable practical proposals to safeguard Venice and its lagoon.

Consert Season at Auditorium "Lo Squero"

Concert Season 2017

21 January - 16 December 2017

Mario Brunello ushers in the new concert season at the Fondazione Cini Squero Auditorium. The program was created in collaboration with Asolo Musica, and it is dedicated to classical music.

Institutes and Centers of the Fondazione Giorgio Cini
Istituti e centri

Institutes and Centers of the Fondazione Giorgio Cini

Each Institute and Center, as part of its research activities, in addition to establishing regular periodical publications, organizes and promotes exhibitions, educational conferences and seminars.



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La Nuova Manica Lunga è il luogo per la consultazione dei fondi documentali della Fondazione Giorgio Cini. Per agevolare le ricerche, l’intero piano terra è a scaffale aperto e consente il libero accesso ai materiali in numero illimitato.

Photo Library


Monday – Friday 9am – 1pm / 2pm– 4.30pm

A rich photographic archive includes about 730,000 photographs.
Consultation is possible by appointment.

Hosted Events
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The combination of internal and external spaces of the Fondazione Giorgio Cini allows interpretation and use customizable for any type of event

Guided Tours
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you can visit the monumental complex in the weekend.
On Saturdays and Sundays it is open from 10 am to 5 pm every hour.

Art Bonus
Art Bonus

Art Bonus

Art Bonus is the measure promoted by the Government to encourage cultural patronage.
The monumental complex of the Island of Saint George is a beneficiary of D.L. 31.5.2014, n. 83, "Disposizioni urgenti per la tutela del patrimonio culturale, lo sviluppo della cultura e il rilancio del turismo", convertito con modificazioni in Legge n. 106 del 29/07/2014 e s.m.i.