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San Lazzaro degli Armeni: Tours & Tickets

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One guided tour takes place daily at 3.25 p.m. and does not require reservation. Public transport (ACTV), line n. 20, connects Isola di San Lazzaro to Venice (S. Zaccaria). From S. Zaccaria to S. Lazzaro : 3.10 p.m. From S. Lazzaro to S. Zaccaria...more
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Isola di San Lazzaro degli Armeni, 30126 Venice, Italy
+39 041 526 0104
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Reviewed 4 September 2019

The collection of historic books and documents on the Armenian dyaspora, and more, is absolutley stunning

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Gabriella A
Reviewed 1 September 2019

My husband and I heard a lot about this small Armenian Island in Italy and while in Venice we made sure to visit it. We had a nice guided tour and visited the Armenian church, library and museum, heard the history of the island and...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Anahit M
Reviewed 22 August 2019

I decided to visit here because I not only had heard of on a documentary but but because of my own Armenian heritage. My father also attended the Mekhitarian school in Cairo Egypt so I also went in to honor him. The history is amazing...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Daydream715039
Reviewed 1 August 2019

The island of San Lazzaro degli Armeni is a small island just off the Lido di Venezia, a short vaporetto ride from the Riva degli Schiavone in Venice. The island is home to the beautiful Monastero Armeno Mechitarista, which was founded by Mekhitarists monks, an...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Furfantis
Reviewed 3 July 2019

Serene and nice outing for a tour of a very historically rich sight. Nice to get out of busy Venice. Venice is very nice, but getting out and still being part of Venice was a nice treat. You take vaporetto line 20 that leaves at...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 13 June 2019

This marvellous island is worth a trip, because of the beautiful landscape and position in the laguna. Dont miss the visit with a guide for knowing the very interesting historical and cultural side of the armenian people. Only few transfers by boat, consult the timetable....More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank Giordano B
Reviewed 9 June 2019 via mobile

We visited for the tour in the afternoon. The monastery is a very quiet and tranquil place. The guide was very knowledgable and told us all about the links with Armenia but did not tell us much about the history of the leper colony that...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank C5729VWneila
Reviewed 28 April 2019 via mobile

Oddly, it is a Roman Catholic Armenian monastery, set up on the old plague island of San Lazzarro in 1717. The purpose was to try to preserve the Armenian language and customs for a country that had been absorbed within the Ottoman Empire only to...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank FerringFerret
Reviewed 23 April 2019

San Lazzaro degli Armeni Island is an unusual place to visit in Venice. First of all it is difficult to reach as you can reach it by boat only twice a day: at 10,30 AM and at 3,10 PM, by water-bus n. 20 from San...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank folliajuve
Reviewed 27 March 2019

Although I have been to Venice many times, this excursion to this island of Armenian monks was an interesting, hidden gem and highly recommended. The guided tour by one of the monks is given in several languages and is absolutely fascinating - for example, Byron...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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18 September 2019|
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Response from Giordano B | Reviewed this property |
Should have 1 per day going in the morning, and returning afternoon, guide included. Tip facultative. Pls ask, because private island and can have change of time.
7 July 2018|
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Response from sonakost | Reviewed this property |
Oy sorry just saw it, every hour till 3.15 there is a boat around 15 eur go and back, but you can double check the time at the gate
Varouj A
1 June 2017|
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Response from IsoladiSanLazzaro | Property representative |
The monastery is open just once per day at 15.25. The boat n. 20 from s. Zaccaria leaves at 15.10.
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