Isfahan and Florence meet each other for twentieth time

The 20th annual meeting of Isfahan and Florence, sister cities, held on Thursday. The sisterhood agreement of this twins concluded during the trip of Lamberto Dini, the foreign minister of Italy with his political corps in 1998.

During the meeting Alireza Jafari-Zand, an archaeologist, Referred to the role and the influence of different nations on culture and said "What we can take advantage of in the modern world is the cultural interactions and the language of culture that has a significant role in communications and the developments of human knowledge."

Saying that one of the most important features of Italian people is their connection with the Persian language, he added, "In the research conducted about the works of Hakim Abolghasem Ferdowsi by Italian people, their connection with the Persian language is obvious, even a few years ago, a square in Rome, the capital of Italy, was called Ferdowsi."

Pointing to this fact that the relationship between Iran and Italy in Safavid era is one of the prominent cases of the cultural interactions, an Iranologist, Mohammad Hassan Riahi said, "Flourishing the relationship between Isfahan and Italy was amazing due to the transference of the ex-capital to Isfahan in Safavid era."

"Florence has a harmonious and homogeneous architecture; it is interesting to hear that some buildings have been built with a time interval of 700 years. You should know that all of buildings in Italy are constructed according to one standard principle. But in the historical city of Isfahan that dates back at least to Achaemenid era, there is no harmony, and we are faced with the cluttered architecture; but constructing Chaharbagh pavement was one of the positive steps taken in this regard.

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