On the Armenian tracks in Venice

The historical presence of the Armenian culture in Venice is secular and for this reason it intrigues us. Let’s discover the three most important sites of the Armenian memory in Venice.

Program

An unusual itinerary in the Saint Lazarus of the Armenians island accompanied by an Armenian-Venetian guide and a Mechitarista Father to discover the historical presence on the island that dates back to the XII century.

Beginning of the visit at 9.30 from the square of the train station Santa Lucia in Venice where we meet the Armenian-Venetian guide.
On foot we reach Dorsoduro where we visit Ca’ Zenobio’s Palace. The Palace hosted the Armenian College Moorat Raphael for more than 200 years. The College was an educational center of high international level. The diploma you earned was recognized by the Senates of Italy and France. The “piano nobile” of the Palace with the famous mirror hall decorated with XVIII century frescoes represents a typical Venetian monumental space.

We walk together in the XIX century garden of Ca’ Zenobio Palace.

We head to St Mark’s Square and we reach the little church of Saint Cross of the Armenians, with a Venetian baroque style with three XVIII century altars decorated with interesting paintings. We can find Saint Gregory Armenian among the represented subjects. The church is inside the former Armenian area.

Lunch break of about one hour (lunch is not included).

13:00 meeting at the Saint Zachary landing stage and transfer to Saint Lazarus of the Armenians island. Visit of the island accompanied by one of the Armenian monks who will lead us to the discovery of the different museums of the island: about 5000 precious manuscripts in different languages, approximately 140.000 ancient and modern volumes, a real Egyptian mummy of 2700 years ago, important paintings and other precious objects which are unique in the world. The museum of the historical typography of Saint Lazarus, recently opened, is worth visiting too. For this year you can also visit the national Armenian stand of the Biennale of Venice, which is exposed at the monastery and gained the Gold Lion at the Biennale. End of the visit at 15:00 pm.

At 15:25 we go back to Venice together (tickets for public transport not included)

9:30 am train station Santa Lucia in Venice

15:30 end of the visit of Saint Lazarus of the Armenians

Individual cost, minimum 25 participants: 25 euros
The cost includes:
Walking tour in Venice following an Armenian tour accompanied by an Armenian-Venetian guide and a Mechitarista Father in the island of Saint Lazarus of the Armenians.
Duration of the visit: from 10 train station Santa Lucia in Venice to 15:30 end of the visit in Saint Lazarus of the Armenians, tickets included.
The cost does not include:
Transfer to Venice, boat from San Zaccaria to the Armenian island and return, lunch

Info and reservation Rossana Faggian +39 3395259031  info@touraround.it

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