The islands of the Venetian lagoon

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    Lovivo Tour Experience

    Via A.Vespucci, 17 – 35031, Abano Terme (PD)
    M. (+39) 333 994 52 88 - T. (+39) 049 29 69 340
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    The islands of the Venetian lagoon: San Servolo and San Lazzaro. If you have already been to Venice and have already visited the most famous places or want to get away from the crowds, this experience dedicated to the islands of the Venician lagoon is perfect for you; you will visit the island of San Servolo and the island of San Lazzaro degli Armeni

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    The experience dedicated to the islands of the Venice lagoon will take you to discover the following islands:

    The islands of San Servolo 

    Firstly, you will meet your guide in St. Mark’s Square and then take the vaporetto to the island of San Servolo, one of Venice’s most complex and challenging restoration projects.

    The island is characterised by a vast architectural complex and a beautiful park and has been a monastic seat for a millennium.

    The military hospital the old pharmacy
    In 1716 – the year in which the Hospitaller Fathers of St John of God were established – San Servolo appeared as a small convent and improvised hospital facility. The monks, better known as “Fatebenefratelli“, expert pharmacists, physicians and surgeons, were entrusted with the management of the military hospital with a small plot of land for the cultivation of medicinal herbs. Thus, in 1719, the San Servolo apothecary’s shop was officially appointed to supply medicines to the militia. The good quality and perfect composition of San Servolo’s medicines was even attested to by the Collegio dei Filosofi e Medici of Padua and the surgeon of the Serenissima naval squadron.

    The psychiatric hospital
    From 1808 the entire complex on the island was used as a psychiatric hospital until 1978. All the exhibits from this period of history have been collected in the present Museum of the San Servolo Asylum, which was opened in 2006.

    The island of San Lazzaro degli Armeni 

    After that, with the vaporetto transfer you will continue your tour of the islands of the Venetian lagoon to the Island of San Lazzaro degli Armeni, a small island completely occupied by a monastery, the mother house of the Mekhitarist order. The island is one of the first centres of Armenian culture in the world. An oasis of peace, it holds many secrets and treasures.

    With its own printing work, a library that still contains rare manuscripts and a series of artistic works of enormous value donated by the faithful and devotees, San Lazzaro degli Armeni is a treasure chest of inestimable value that has survived, by virtue of its exceptional scientific and literary production, even the monastic suppressions of the Napoleonic era.

    In conclusion, remember not to miss the canvases by Tiepolo, the sculpture by Canova, an unusual Egyptian mummy and the colourful rose garden where the monks collect flower petals to produce the fragrant vartanush, a rose-based jam.

    The experience includes: 

    • Entrance to the Island of San Lazzaro degli Armeni
    • Entrance to the Island of San Servolo
    • Tour guide
    • Traditional Italian life with your local guide
    • Insurance and technical organisation by certified travel agency

    The experience does not include: 

    1. water bus ticket
    2. anything not expressly indicated
    3. a transfer service is available on request and at an extra charge.
    Notes

    Guaranteed departure with a minimum of 4 paying adults.

    EXPLANATIONS DURING THE TOUR: only touristic guides can and are allowed to explain the monuments, the city and the museums. Accompaniers just help you in case you need it or take you to the most beautiful places chosen for your tour.

    MEETINGS: In case the meeting point with the guide/accompanist is in the place of the tour it is necessary to give an active telephone number, which will be given to the guide/accompanist. In case you can’t find the guide/accompanist please call the number +39 333 994 52 88. If you don’t contact us, the agency cannot be retained as responsible.

    OPENING TIMES OF THE MONUMENTS: Some monuments are not always open. If you are interested in visiting a special monument, tell us in the moment of request of quotation. In case you don’t asked us, the agency cannot be retained as responsible.

    TRANSFER SERVICES: The transfer service for the client, if done with the Minivan of the agency, is included as a transfer service for free and carried out for courtesy only in order to full fill the necessities of the tour. 

    WEATHER: The tour takes place even in case of bad weather. If the tour is cancelled it is to protect your safety. The tours to Venice take place even in case of high water.

    LANGUAGES SPOKEN DURING THE TOURS: Tours could be held in multiple languages at the same time.

    RESPECT FOR TIMETABLES AND GROUPS: With the confirmation of the tour, you accept the timetable indicated in the program. In order to have an above-board tour, it will not be possible to change the timetable except it is a decision of the tour leader.

    TECHNICAL ORGANIZATION: Lovivo Tour Experience by E3 srl, Viale delle Terme, 107 / B 35031 Abano Terme (Padua), T. +39 049 2969340 F. +39 049 2969349, e-mail info@lovivo.it www.lovivo.it,EUROP ASSISTANCE Insurance Policy n. 9040153, Guarantee Fund: IL SALVAGENTE s.c. a r.l. n. 2020 / 1- 3114, Authorization of the Province of Padua 1226 of reg. of 18.08.2016.

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