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  3. Venice

Venice: Palazzo Zenobio Guided Tour

Product ID: 231362
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Take a two hour tour of the beautiful Palazzo Zenobio, the heart of the social, cultural, and artistic life of the Armenian Community in Venice since 1836.
About this activity
Duration 2 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Italian
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit a famous Venetian palace
  • Relax in a typical Venetian garden
  • Learn the history of the Armenian community in Venice
  • Feel like a noble on entering the famous Hall of Mirrors
  • Visit the historic Armenian print house
Full description
Explore the opulent Baroque-style Palazzo Zenobio, a monumental palace in the picturesque Dorsoduro neighborhood of Venice. Visit the famous Hall of Mirrors, decorated with frescoes by Louis Dorigny, and learn about the significance of the art and architecture of the palace. Wander through the 19th century palace garden among reddish brown yew bushes, laurels, cypresses, hackberries, and rows of locust trees.

You will also have the opportunity to visit the historic Armenian print house inside the palace. For Armenians, printed books have long been of fundamental cultural importance, together with artistic traditions and traditional products. Printing, bookbinding, painting, engraving, and similar arts represent a symbol of union and belonging for a nation long-besieged by foreign occupation, but also of relationships shared with other cultures, in this case, the Venetian one. Thanks to the work of typography experts and artisans, the print house is back in business after a long period of closure. 
Includes
  • Armenian-Venetian guide
  • Entrance to Palazzo Ca' Zenobio
  • Visit to the Armenian print house
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup/drop-off
  • Food or beverages

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet at Fondamenta del Soccorso 2597.

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• No refund will be provided for no shows or late arrivals
• Please be sure to get there at least 10 minutes prior to tour starting time
• The tour will not be canceled due to rain
Organized by

Gray Line Venice - Park Viaggi

Product ID: 231362