Accessibility


FAQ, INFORMATION FOR THE VISIT


How do I get to the island of San Giorgio Maggiore?
The Island of San Giorgio Maggiore can be reached via ACTV waterbus line 2.

Are there accessible services?
Yes, services are available inside the Fondazione Giorgio Cini, at Café San Giorgio and in the exhibition spaces, when the exhibitions are open.

Are there tactile maps?

Yes, there are several tactile maps on the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore. The first one is located in the square, on a totem about 15 meters from the waterbus stop.


Are all spaces accessible?
Yes, except for the church, which has 7 steps without a handrail, making it inaccessible for people with mobility disabilities. Some of the Vatican chapels have a narrow entrance or are elevated from the ground.

Are there wheelchair-friendly paths?
Yes, it is possible to access the island in a wheelchair. The park has gravel pavement, while the monumental areas have setts, so it’s not perfectly smooth. To access the upper floors, there are elevators. To access the Cenacolo Palladiano, there is a tracked stair lift, and its use needs to be arranged in advance by sending an email to ufficio.tecnico@cini.it and coordinamentoeventi@cini.it.

Can I bring a guide dog?
Yes, guide dogs are allowed as long as they are on a leash.

How do I visit the Foundation?
To visit Fondazione Giorgio Cini book your visit by calling +393664202181 or on the website https://www.visitcini.com/.

What tools can I use to facilitate the visit?
A web app is available with a QR code or at cini.app.cini.app.

Can I rent a wheelchair?
The foundation provides an electric wheelchair with a maximum capacity of 136 kg, available from Monday to Friday from 9 am to 4:30 pm. The service is free of charge. Please send an email to ufficio.tecnico@cini.it at least 3 days in advance to make arrangements. ufficio.tecnico@cini.it.

I am deaf, how can I benefit from the guide?
In the web app, there are videos in Italian Sign Language (LIS) with subtitles that illustrate the history of the island. Descriptive texts are also available.

Is there free admission for carers?
Yes, free admission is provided for carers.

 

Discover the Fondazione Giorgio Cini through these videos: the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore, the park, the Teatro Verde, and the Vatican Chapels. The videos are subtitled and include narration in I.S.