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San Lazzaro degli Armeni

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Address: Isola di San Lazzaro degli Armeni, 30126 Venice, Italy
Phone Number:
+39 041 526 0104
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

One guided tour takes place daily at 3.25 p.m. and does not require...

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 : 5.25 p.m.

GROUPS (min. 25) :

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It is possible to make reservations for hours different than regular guided tours (3.25 p.m.).

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Our friends told us about San Lazzaro deli Armeni and we are so glad we decided to visit. The vaporetto will pick you up at San Zacarri and take you to San Lazaro (I believe only... read more

Reviewed 1 April 2017
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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18 reviews
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Reviewed 1 April 2017

Our friends told us about San Lazzaro deli Armeni and we are so glad we decided to visit. The vaporetto will pick you up at San Zacarri and take you to San Lazaro (I believe only twice per day-check the schedule). This little island is full of Armenian history and art. The guided tours are available in 3 or 4... More 

1 Thank PattyNash
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Reviewed 31 March 2017

amazing glasswork vaulted ceilings stonework and murals are amazing very peaceful place no flashes but you can take pictures plenty of natural light

Thank Basbabru
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

It is great place to go and visit to avoid turists. Brilliant historical priceless pieces. Just check before visit, becuase we had to wait almost two hours before tour. But it was worth it.There is english, italian and armeni speaking guides!

1 Thank Martina S
Moscow, Moscow City, Russia
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Reviewed 14 December 2016

Great place to visit if you have time in Venice and already visited San Marco and Doge's Palace and looking for something special. This old Monastery founded by Armenian monk and philosopher Mekhitar is situated on the island. And it has it's unforgettable atmosphere and artifacts. Monks or special guides provide a very interesting tour for you. Diving you into... More 

6 Thank Xob01
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 December 2016

Able to see up close some beautiful Paintings and pale stained glass windows. No crowds! Seen 2015 September

Thank pawfection
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Reviewed 27 October 2016

Walk through the monastery and inner courtyard, historic paintings and Armenian texts show how monks survived on this island and tried to keep their culture & beliefs alive.

Thank Minerva H
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Reviewed 11 October 2016

I arrived shorthly after 12 o'clock with another 2 tourists. Unfortunately, as soon as vaporetto has left, we discovered that we were "caught" ... The monastery was closed. The information stand near with it's entrance stated, that the only one tour would be performed at 15:25. Unfortunately this information is nowhere at the vaporetto station in Venice. And nowhere in... More 

Thank Natalia K
IsoladiSanLazzaro, Direttore at San Lazzaro degli Armeni, responded to this review

Dear guest, we are so sorry you had some problems. We hope you can come back to visit properly the island. As you probably know, this is first of all a monastery and fortunately there is a community of monks still living and preserving the typical religious life (liturgy of hours, etc.). For this reason there is a daily guided... More 

London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 October 2016

We went over to explore this little island at around 1pm, only to find the only tour was at 3.25pm. So we thought we would have a walk around, but it's all gated off and you can only walk around a tiny part. We then found that the next boat back was 1 hour and 20 mins time. So a... More 

1 Thank foreignclimbs
Caracas, Venezuela
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016

In order to reach this tiny island, you have to take the 3:10 pm vaporetto at San Zaccharia, right in front of the Londra Palace, a few steps away from the famous Danieli Hotel. For the return to Venice, the vaporetto picks up the visitors at 5:25, just after the guided visit has ended. After a small ride in the... More 

7 Thank Luciafernandez62
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

You don't need to be Armenian ( like myself in this case) to visit this beautiful island which also covers great part of the Armenian history. Don't we learn about all other nations ? San Lazzaro deli Armeni just like most island in Venice is a beautiful island. I have visited 20 years ago and glad I returned this time... More 

3 Thank Jkardashian

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