San Lazzaro degli Armeni in Venice

The island of San Lazzaro degli Armeni houses a library, a museum, and many parks.

The island of San Lazzaro degli Armeni houses a library, a museum, and many parks. | Photo credit: Chris 73/Wikimediacommons

San Lazzaro degli Armeni Overview

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Located in the western side of Lido, San Lazzaro degli Armeni is a small island that is one of the world’s active centres of Armenian culture. The island can be a good day trip from Venice. You can hire a boat to reach here and might want to opt for the services of a guide while touring this island who can traverse you to different areas in this island. Guide services are available in different languages.

While you are here, you might want to step inside the library which stores almost 150,000 books or acquaint yourself with the Armenian history as you glance through the manuscripts and other notable artefacts inside the local museum of this island. Apart from the architectural sights, there are parks, gardens and an Armenian Catholic Monastery at this island

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Venice, Italy