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18 April 2019
Hearing of the Director General for Italians Abroad, Luigi Maria Vignali, before the Chamber of Deputies

The Director General for Italians Abroad, Luigi Maria Vignali, was heard today in a hearing before the Standing Committee on Italians in the World and Cultural and Economic Promotion and Innovation chaired by Hon. Simone Billi. At the hearing, the Director General listed the Foreign Ministry’s priorities for the ever-growing number of Italians residing abroad, […]

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18 April 2019
Secretary General, Elisabetta Belloni, visits the exhibition “Only duty. Beyond duty: Italian diplomacy in the face of the persecution of the Jews. 1938-1943.”

The Secretary General of the Farnesina, Ambassador Elisabetta Belloni, accompanied by the President of the Jewish Community of Rome, Ruth Dureghello, by the President of the Union of Jewish Communities in Italy, Noemi Di Segni and by the Holocaust survivor, Sami Modiano, ​today visited the exhibition “Only duty. Beyond duty. Italian diplomacy in the face […]

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18 April 2019
Task Force for Disputed Minors

Today the Farnesina hosted the second meeting in 2019 of the Task Force for Disputed Minors. The meeting was held at the Directorate General for Italians Abroad and was attended, as is customary, by the senior officials of the Ministry of Justice – the Central Authority designated in compliance with the 1980 Hague Convention on […]

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18 April 2019
The Italian Embassy in Canada contributes to recovering a stolen Della Robbia

A success story of the Italian Embassy in Ottawa and of the Foreign Ministry is represented by the recovery of two important Italian works of art that had been smuggled out of the Country: two masterpieces of unmatched artistic, historic and religious value were tracked in Canada and returned to Italy. The artworks are the […]

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18 April 2019
Washington: Exhibition on Enrico David at the Hirshhorn Museum

An exhibition of installations, sculptures, paintings and tapestries by artist Enrico David was inaugurated at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington. The exhibition “Enrico David: gradations of slow release”, organized with the support of the Italian Embassy, ​​in collaboration with the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA Chicago), was opened by a conversation between the artist […]

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18 April 2019
Tokyo: Castellani’s restored work is again at the Embassy

The work “White Surface” by Enrico Castellani is finally again on display at the Italian Embassy in Tokyo after a meticulous restoration courtesy of the Prada Group. This extraordinary initiative that gives prominence to Italy’s cultural heritage is tge result of a coordinated endeavour involving the Embassy, ​​the Prada Group, the Enrico Castellani Foundation and […]

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17 April 2019
Third National Action Plan on “Women, Peace and Security”

As provided for by the Third National Action Plan, adopted pursuant to Resolution N. 1325 (2000) of the United Nations Security Council on “Women, Peace and Security”, the decree for the concession of financial contributions has been published. For the disbursement criteria and procedures, please click on the following link. https://www.esteri.it/mae/resource/atti_concessione/cm_5484.pdf

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16 April 2019
New Headquarters for Italian School of East Asian Studies in Kyoto

The Italian Ambassador to Japan, Giorgio Starace, and the Consul General in Osaka, Luigi Diodati, inaugurated the new headquarters of the Italian School of East Asian Studies (Iseas) in Kyoto. The institute moved to the Ecole Francaise d’Extreme Orient (Efeo) with which it has worked closely for years, including in the field of research. During […]

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16 April 2019
Festival of Italian Regions Wraps Up in Moscow

The 2019 edition of the Festival of Italian Regions wrapped up with a play in Italian, organized by 16 schools in Moscow and other Russian cities. Organized by the Consulate General of Italy, with support from the Moscow Duma and the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation, in collaboration with Moscow’s State Institutes n.1409 […]

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15 April 2019
Meeting of Minister Moavero Milanesi with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Qatar, Sheikh Mohammed Al-Thani

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Enzo Moavero Milanesi, had a meeting at the Farnesina today with Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Affairs Minister of Qatar, Sheikh Mohammed Al-Thani, during which they had an in-depth discussion on the most recent dynamics of the Libyan crisis.

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