San Lazzaro degli Armeni Tours

The Venice Lagoon is hardly short on islands, but if you're eager to explore one of its most unique and lesser known destinations, then boat no further than San Lazzaro degli Armeni. At only seven acres (three hectares) in size, this square-shaped piece of land is home to an Armenian Catholic colony of monks and loads of curious cultural discovery.

It was here that the first Armenian monks settled back in the 1700s, when they began a multilingual printing press, translating various literary works and medieval transcripts into Armenian. Nowadays, San Lazzaro degli Armeni is often visited by travelers via boat tours along the Venice Lagoon. Visitors to the island can learn more about its language-rich history, as well as explore a collection of artifacts ranging from thrones and jewels to ancient manuscripts and Egyptian mummies. Before you leave, be sure to check the gift shop for the island-made rose petal jam.

Practical Info

The island is roughly a 20-minute boat ride from Venice. Before you set off on your adventure, consult the opening hours, which are very limited.
Location
Address: Isola di San Lazzaro degli Armeni, Venice 30100, Italy
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Hours: Daily 3:25-5:25 p.m.
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Admission: €6
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Private Murano and Burano Sightseeing Cruise Tour from Venice

Spend a day away from the crowded tourist areas of Venice by going on a private Murano and Burano sightseeing cruise. You won’t have to worry about navigating as hotel pickup and drop-off is included. Explore Venice’s many islands in style by cruising the waters on a private boat. You’ll see lots of sites in a day, such as San Servolo, Murano, and Burano. A highlight is getting off the boat and meeting a glass blower.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Private Tour: Churches and Cloisters of Venice

Explore some of the hidden treasures of the Venice with this tour of the city's churches and cloisters. Learn about the histories of some of the islands in the Venetian Lagoon. See churches on San Giorgio Maggiore island and San Lazzaro degli Armeni island among others to hear about how they were colonized by monks, nuns and religious communities in the past.
  • Duration: 4 hours
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Venice Sunset Cruise by Typical Venetian Boat

Sail across the Venetian Lagoon on this romantic, 2-hour sunset cruise. Get a new perspective on the towering cathedrals and historic palazzos that line the isles of Venice from aboard a traditional Venetian boat. Pop open a half bottle of Prosecco and soak up the glorious sights of St Mark’s Basin and Venice Lido bathed in the golden light of sunset. Tour numbers are limited to 11 people to ensure an intimate, personalized experience.
  • Duration: 2 hours
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Venice Islands Sunset Cruise with Prosecco

Enjoy magnificent views of the Venice islands on a 1.5-hour sunset cruise. Head out in the cool of the evening and float across St Mark’s Basin, past the island of Guidance in the Venetian Lagoon, and out toward the age-old island monasteries. Admire the tranquil waters as you glide along, and as the sun sits heavy on the horizon. After the ride, you will arrive in a restored Venetian palace to drink a glass of Prosecco  or a soft drink sitting in their beautiful garden.
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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