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San Lazzaro degli Armeni, Venice

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  • Two hours on better expenditure of my life. Guided by 15:30 at 17:30, interesting and exposed even so compelling. Groups by language (so you don't have to repeat and slow down). Interesting information about Armenians and their schism (and the importance of translation in the history of religion), liturgy, history, persecution, art, mekitarianesimo, musical genius. The Museum includes works in turn of exceptional particularity as the best preserved Egyptian mummies all over Europe, various items of Chinese origin, Buddhist, Armenian and of course Egyptian. A priceless collection of ancient sacred texts (over 140 thousand volumes), many stained glass and hand-painted with admirable grace.
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  • Place of peace, Armenian monastery of worship from 1717. Guided tour once a day at 15.25-20 from San Zaccaria vaporetto at 15.10, offers a collection of hand written in Armenian language, and the monastery's environments containing a collection of artistic and historical objects. Interesting.
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  • Land in the middle of an island that in the 9th century it was the seat of the Benedictines of St Hilary in the 12th century, home of the lepers in the ' 500, accommodation for sick and poor in ' 600, dwelling for Dominicans expelled from Crete, in ' 700, after a period of total abandonment, welcomed a fraternity of fathers Armenians, fled from their land following the Turkish invasion leaves you exhausted from what you would imagine she saw. In 1716 Mechitar went to visit the island of San Lazzaro. Abandoned in the 16th century, on 26 August 1717 was given by the Republic of Venice to a group of Armenian monks fleeing from Methoni. The 8 September of that year, Mekhitar and his monks took possession of the island, where he soon began to restore the Church. The goal of mekhitar, in addition to restoring the old buildings, was also to build new ones and retrieve the grounds to turn them into a neat garden. The island became a center of culture and science, intended to keep alive the language, literature, traditions and customs of the Armenian people. In 1789 was added a new pavilion where arose the first small printing shop. Between 1823-25, was built a new typography that Mechitar did set up a library. In San Lazzaro degli Armeni is kept roughly 170,000 volumes, of which 4,500 are manuscripts, and many other Arabs, Indians and Egyptians, including the mummy of Nehmeket .... I mean 4 hours of immersion in the culture, history, past and a lot of atmosphere with a 360° of water that surrounds and embraces you in sweet rest ... go for it!
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  • This magnificent island hosts an ancient library. You can find it in the tales by Hugo Pratt.
  • If you're Armenian, you need to check this place out. If you're not, you still should, because it is beautiful and absolutely serene. If you want to escape the craziness of Venice for a couple hours, this is your perfect retreat. It was founded by Abate Mechitar in 1701. There are daily tours once a day at 3:25pm, so go check it out!
  • Impressive history of the Armenian presence and contributions to Venice.
  • A place rich in history and culture, something different from the usual tourist Venice, but important to understand the story
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  • Thx San Lazzaro