Homo Faber

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Presented by logo Homo Faber by Michelangelo Foundation

Practical information


How to get to the event

Public transportation Public transportation

From Marco Polo Airport: Alilaguna Blue Line or Red Line to San Marco. From San Marco-San Zaccaria Pier B: Vaporetto n°2 to San Giorgio. From Santa Lucia train station: Vaporetto n°2 to San Giorgio.

Free shuttle Free shuttle

A free shuttle will take you from San Marco-San. Zaccaria and San Giorgio every 20 minutes. First departure from San Marco-San Zaccaria at 9.30AM. Last departure from San Giorgio at 6.30PM.

Free access Access

Access to the exhibition is ticketed. There will be a limited selection of tickets available to purchase on site.

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Fondazione Giorgio Cini

Explore the stunning surroundings of San Giorgio Maggiore island

Homo Faber is privileged to enjoy such a fantastic location. Make the most of your time on the island by exploring its tranquil spots and drinking in its wonderful views of the Venice lagoon. “We chose Venice for this exhibition not only because it is a bastion of culture and a place of unequalled beauty,” Franco Cologni, Co-founder of the Michelangelo Foundation says, “but also because Venice is today and has always been a European hub for exchange and connection internationally”.

Fondazione Giorgio Cini



Is there a minimum age to attend?

There is no minimum age to attend, children under 12 need to be accompanied by an adult.

Where is Homo Faber?

Homo Faber will take place on the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore, in the heart of the Venice lagoon, a five minute boat ride from the St Mark's Square

Can I access the island with my own boat?

You can access the island under certains conditions and authorizations.

Can I access the Stanze del Vetro?

Le Stanze del Vetro is an exhibition in parallel, it can be accessed independently.

Can I access the Vatican Pavilion?

Yes, access is free. This event is not part of Homo Faber.

How can I get to the San Giorgio Maggiore Island?

A free vaporetto shuttle will take you from San Marco-San Zaccaria Pier B to San Giorgio every 20 minutes. Also Vaporetto n°2 stops at San Giorgio. From Marco Polo Airport: Alilaguna Blue Line or Red Line to San Marco.

I'm a journalist, can I get accreditation?

For any press and media enquiries, please contact our press agency 14 Septembre. Contact details are in the Pressroom.

Is there access for disabled visitors?

Wheelchairs and walking frames are allowed on the ground floor of the exhibition. The visit to the libraries on the first floor is possible by requesting access to an elevator (width: 74 cm - depth: 118 cm - maximum weight: 350Kg). Please enquire at info@homofaberevent.com.

Can I bring a stroller?

Yes. However, parents should be careful manouvering the stroller in the exhibits.

Can I bring my pet?

Pets, even small ones, are not permitted. Exceptions are made for guide dogs for the blind, provided they have a leash and a muzzle, and pets certified as support for therapeutic treatments (pet therapy). To facilitate access, please communicate your arrival at least one day in advance to the email address visit.cini@duva.eu

Can I sketch in the exhibits?

Sketching is welcomed throughout most of the exhibition except in some spaces where a sign indicates the specific rules.

Can I smoke?

It is strictly forbidden to smoke in the external and internal areas of the Giorgio Cini Foundation.

Can I take pictures?

Taking photos of artworks and spaces is permitted, but ONLY for personal purposes. The use of flash is always prohibited. The use of photographic tripod and/or professional equipment is forbidden. Any use of professional equipment must be authorised by the management. Use of extendable selfie sticks is prohibited.

What are the baggage rules?

Before entering the exhibition, visitors are required to deposit at the welcome area any items of baggage which, due to their dimensions and characteristics, are not considered suitable by staff, including suitcases, backpacks, packages and containers.

What are the security rules?

In order to ensure visitors' safety and protect the artworks, it is necessary to hand over knives, scissors and any type of metal tools to the ticket office.

Where do I leave waste?

No waste of any kind can be abandoned in the exhibtion. Rubbish bins are placed at the ticket office and the toilets.

Will there be precautionary measures on site?

The organising committee’s priority remains the wellbeing of the event’s cherished international visitors and stakeholders. As such, the utmost care will be taken to create an event which permits social distancing and both a welcoming and safe environment for everyone.