Originally, the island was used as a leper colony where the ill were kept so the disease would not spread. In the 18th century, it was transformed into a monastery which became an important centre of Armenians in Italy. One of the highlights of the monastery is definitely the library with its spectacular manuscripts.
Guided tour only: daily at 3:25 pm
Children, students: €3
Phone +39 41 526 0104
Address Isola di San Lazzaro degli Armeni, 30170 Venice, Italy
Coordinates 45°24'43.635" N 12°21'37.86" E