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Italian language as a bridge to Italian culture

2 December 2010

Italian language as a bridge to Italian cultureThe 10th week of the Italian language in Armenia started on October 18 with a multitude of activities around the theme – “A friendly language: our and other people’s Italian.” Italian Language was portrayed as a tool for promoting cultural understanding, bringing Italy and its historical, cultural and architectural heritage closer to Armenia. Theatre performances, exhibitions, and conferences took place throughout the week in Yerevan and the regions.
The week started with a photo exhibition of the St. Gregorio church murals in Naples which was built in the 10th century. “A special event, which shows the cultural and spiritual ties, existing between Armenia and Italia” noted Bruno Scapini, the Italian Ambassador to Armenia, in his welcoming speech.
”The story of St, Gregorio goes back to time, when Armenia was totally integrated into Europe, and when it was normal for group of nun, in this case from Armenia, to seek refuge in the Roman Empire and settle there. History has broken this unity, but culturally this unity remains. These pictures will give you an idea of how people in 17th century Italy, imagine Armenia as a place”, – said Raul de Luzenberger, the head of the EU delegation to Armenia.
The 10th Week of the Italian language was organised within the framework of the ”European Heritage Days” by the initiative of the Italian Embassy and with the support of the EU Delegation to Armenia.

Italian language as a bridge to Italian culture

Italian language as a bridge to Italian cultureThe 10th week of the Italian language in Armenia started on October 18 with a multitude of activities around the theme - “A friendly language: our and other people’s Italian.” Italian Language was portrayed as a tool for promoting cultural understanding, bringing Italy and its historical, cultural and architectural heritage closer to Armenia. Theatre performances, exhibitions, and conferences took place throughout the week in Yerevan and the regions. The week started with a photo exhibition of the St. Gregorio church murals in Naples which was built in the 10th century. “A special event, which shows the cultural and spiritual ties, existing between Armenia and Italia" noted Bruno Scapini, the Italian Ambassador to Armenia, in his welcoming speech. ''The story of St, Gregorio goes back to time, when Armenia was totally integrated into Europe, and when it was normal for group of nun, in this case from Armenia, to seek refuge in the Roman Empire and settle there. History has broken this unity, but culturally this unity remains. These pictures will give you an idea of how people in 17th century Italy, imagine Armenia as a place'', - said Raul de Luzenberger, the head of the EU delegation to Armenia. The 10th Week of the Italian language was organised within the framework of the ''European Heritage Days'' by the initiative of the Italian Embassy and with the support of the EU Delegation to Armenia.