The Italian TV channel Rai 3 has featured Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh in a recent broadcast for travelers, showing almost all the interesting sights in the two Armenian republics.
At the beginning, the anchor describes Armenia as a small country with an ancient history, comparing it with the Italian region of Piedmont.
She speaks of different places of interest, addressing, among other things, the weather in Armenia and the fact that it is first country in the world to adopt Christianity as a state religion.
Another anchor then adds that the most convenient way to visit to Armenia is to take a car to travel to the country "which does not have developed modern road infrastructures to offer trains as an alternative means of transport."
“A reminiscent of the glorious past, wounds of the Genocide and a virgin nature: all this tell the history of the ancient and proud Armenian people. A population of 3.5 million which lives on the mountains at the heart of South-West Asia,” says the first anchor at the beginning.
She then goes on to speak about capital Yerevan to introduce the city’s multi-color architecture manifested through constructions built of tufa, as well as the neat and shining streets. Reaching the Charles Aznavur Square, the author describes it as a convenient site for playing chess.
At this heart of Asia, life is really full of zeal every single hour. The Yerevan residents gather at the Republic Square at the evening hours to enjoy the lights mounting from the magic fountain, says the anchor.
Continuing the voyage to Nagorno-Karabakh, the authors describe the visit to the country as an interesting experience allowing one to not only enjoy the unique landscape but also get to know the history of the “disputable land that has been a scene of bloody wars since the early 19th century.”
Addressing the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict that matured into a large-scale war after the USSR’s collapse, the anchor further speaks of the heavy battles between the Azerbaijani Muslims and Armenian Christians.
“It is hard today to tell the right from wrong when it comes to the past; the only hope is to always have peace in Shushi, and the other cities and towns,” the author says, further dwelling on the small town, its history and climate and the heavy aftermaths of the bloody war.
After seeing Shushi, the Italian broadcasting team heads to capital Stepanakert.
Back to Yerevan again, the author proposes all foreign travelers to visit the Matenadaran, the institute of ancient manuscripts, to get familiarized with one of the world’s richest collections.
Speaking of the Armenian Genocide, she describes the tragedy as the 20th century’s first major crime against humanity.
At the end, the author also proposes visiting the creative technologies’ center Tumo, a place which she says offers young people a wonderful opportunity to think, create and innovate.
The project was made possible thanks to assistance by the Armenian Development Fund’s tourism board.
The broadcast’s part telling about Armenia starts at 1 hour, 56 minutes.