The Venetian lagoon is scattered with more or less large islands, more or less known, but each of them holds some of the oldest heritage and secrets of our peninsula.
The “tour of the hidden corners” is precisely for this reason, aimed at discovering those small islands not considered by the mass of tourists who crowd Venice.
SANT’ERASMO – SAN LAZZARO DEGLI ARMENI – SAN GIORGIO – SAN FRANCESCO.
The excursion departs from Giudecca at 9:00 am to head immediately to the so-called “Orto di Venezia”, Sant’Erasmo, known for the cultivation of first fruits and specialties, as well as for being “Cradle of Egyptology” in Venice and to preserve the first edition of the Novel The Betrothed translated into Armenian. Before leaving, however, we will not miss a taste of the delicious rose jam produced right in this small corner of the lagoon.
After leaving this green oasis behind, we will head towards San Lazzaro degli Armeni, the small island entirely occupied by the ancient monastery of the Mekhitarist order.
To admire and get to know this sacred place for Armenian culture in depth, we will rely on the expert guides who will support us along the corridors and libraries that are full of typicality of a culture so close but at the same time completely different from ours.
We will then move on to a completely different landscape heading towards the island of San Giorgio, in front of the Doge’s Palace, with San Marco and the Giudecca Canal in the background of beautiful photos and views that will always remain imprinted in our minds.
The excursion will end by docking at San Francesco del Deserto, an ancient islet where history tells that the Saint was welcomed by a flock of birds that kept him company throughout the period of meditation.
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