At the beginning of the 18th Century, Armenian monks arrived in Venice. These monks fled from the Moorish country after the ... More
At the beginning of the 18th Century, Armenian monks arrived in Venice. These monks fled from the Moorish country after the Turkish invasion. The Serenissima (Venetians) gave them an island, which was used as a lepers' colony in other times. Under the guidance of Pietro Mechitar, the monks founded a religious order and monastery for the Mechitarists, and a library that became a cultural centre for the Armenian Diaspora. Fortunate enough to be spared by Napoleon, they continued in their work of cultural rescue. They established a typography in Armenian characters and collected the most ancient manuscripts that they could find. Guided tours are also available. Visit the website for detailed information.
The Venetian Ghetto was the area of Venice in which Jews were compelled to live under the Venetian Republic. Today,
the Ghetto is still a center of Jewish life in the city. The Jewish Community of Venice, that counts ...
San Polo and Santa Margherita are the largest piazzas in Venice. Coming from San Tomà the church is barely visible
and the bell tower, detached from the building, is visible from the other side of the three meter wide ...
The speciality here is murrine, glass jewels that are typical of Murano . The technique for making these consists of
putting together slivers of multi coloured glass, melting them down and then cutting them widthways in order to obtain ...
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