Armenians | Venice

    The link between the modern Armenian Republic with Venice dates from the thirteenth century, when the two countries began an intense trading. The creation of a community, with its church and buildings was only the consequence of these movements on routes to East and vice versa. One of the key for the development of the community was the opening of the first Armenian printing in Venice in 1512. In that year was printed the first book in armenian, the Urbat’agirk, a collection of prayers and songs of the Gospel. Nowadays a small armenian community still remains in Venice, being part of the historical and social of the city