Italian government to support restoration of flood-affected San Lazzaro degli Armeni
ROME, NOVEMBER 22, ARMENPRESS. The Italian government will provide assistance to a number of structures affected by floods in Venice, including the San Lazzaro degli Armeni, the island home to the Mekhitarist Monastery, Armenia’s Ambassador to Italy Victoria Baghdasaryan told reporters.
“At this moment it is difficult to mention specific figures regarding the inflicted damages by floods at the San Lazzaro island, however two days ago the Italian parliament adopted a law which has listed the structures and buildings whom the Italian government will provide support for restoration,” she said.
The recent floods in Venice were the most severe ones in the past 50 years.
When Armenian Prime Minster Nikol Pashinyan arrived in Italy on an official visit on November 20th, his first stop was the Mekhitarist Monastery on the San flood-affected Lazzaro island to express support.
Edited and translated by Stepan Kocharyan