VENICE AND THE SPIRITUALITY ISLANDS: BOAT TOUR
This is an exciting tour where you can discover the most spiritual and quiet places of the Venetian Lagoon.
This experience will take you to discover very special places in the Venetian lagoon,
ancient and lonely monasteries, rare centers of deep spirituality:
The Island of Saint Francis of the Desert and the Island of the Armenians,
You can also enjoy a traditional lunch, delicius dishes prepared with real Venetian recipes
Starting in the Giudecca Canal we will admire some of the most beautiful churches of Venice,
among them: The Chiesa del Santissimo Redentore commonly known as Il Redentore
The Church of the Spinters, so-called 'Zitelle'
St. George Church in the beautiful San Giorgio's Island and the
impressive Basilica of St. Mary of Health: Santa Maria della Salute commonly known simply as the Salute
St. Marks Basin will capture you with its masterpieces: St. Marks Square, the famous bell tower, the Palace of the Doges, the Bridge of Sighs and Sant’ Elena's Gardens.
The SAINT LAZARUS OF THE ARMENIANS ISLAND'S monastery' was
built at the beginning of the 18th century.
We will have the possibility to visit this center of the Armenian culture
In this beautiful oasis of peace, we will admire an important paintings collection, an
archaeological museum with an Egyptian mummy dating back to the year 3000 B.C., two libraries and a collection of precious manuscripts.
Lord Byron, the famous English poet, stayed here and rest on this peaceful island, where he learned the Armenian language.
After visiting the Armenians’ Island we will sail and reach TORCELLO Island for the optional visit to the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta that keeps ancient mosaics of the Venetian-Byzantine School dating back to the 12 th and 13 th century; close to the cathedral we can admire the Martyrium of Santa Fosca, a Christian martyr of the 3 rd century.
ISLAND OF ST FRANCIS OF THE DESERT, once known as the island of the
cypresses (free offering for the monastery of Franciscan Friars). A legend tells how St.
Francesco from Assisi rest here in the year 1220 escaping from a terrible tempest while he wascoming back from the Holy Land.
Typical Venetian lunch on board
Aperitif Bellini, the famous cocktail invented by Giuseppe Cipriani founder of Harry's Bar in Venice,
starter: shrimps, pickled anchovies and sardines in the manner of Chioggia
(with raisins and pine kernel)
first course: fusilli alla marinara (pasta with seafood),
main course: mixed fried fish, vegetables in season
wine and water, fruit, coffee
- This tour includes access to museums or attractions;
- Fully qualified local guide;
- Food and drink.
• This is an boat and walking tour ;
• Check-in is 15 minutes prior to booked tour start time;
• This activity is wheelchair accessible;
• You should wear comfortable walking shoes;
• The boat tour will take place rain or shine.