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ACCREDITATION NOTICE – Historic-Diplomatic Documentation, Between Continuity and Renewal (Farnesina, 17 March 2015)

At 11:00 on Tuesday 17 March the Farnesina will host the second edition of “Historic-Diplomatic Documentation, Between Continuity and Renewal”, in the context of which Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Paolo Gentiloni will launch the portal Politica estera e storia: documenti e immagini della Diplomazia italiana, which will make available a digital version of the 120 volumes of Italian diplomatic documentation published to date.

The prestigious collection begun by De Gasperini 1946, and which gathers the most important Italian foreign policy documentation from the unification up to the 1950s, will be consultable by all through a search engine designed especially by the State Polygraphic Institute.

The portal also has a section containing digital version of exhibitions of archival materials, the most eagerly awaited of which will be “Italy, Diplomacy and the Great War”, an exhibition which will be previewed on 17 March and that opens in May on the centennial of Italy’s entry into WWI. Visitors will have an opportunity to view exceptional pieces of history such as the Treaty of the Triple Alliance, the London Treaty, the Declaration of War on Germany and Peace Treaties Versailles and Saint-Germain, along with telegrams, confidential letters, memoires, manifestos and pamphlets.


Online accreditation system.

Journalists, photographers and TV crews interested in following the event should:

– complete the interactive form available at

– attach all required documentation (if not already submitted) to the form, in digital format

Required digital documentation:

–       a letter from your media organisation

–      for foreign journalists in Italy: a note verbale issued by the Embassy in Rome of your media organisation’s country.

If you are unable to complete the online accreditation procedure, please send your application by email to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation’s Press and Institutional Communication Service, address

(tel. 06/3691.3432-8573-8210).

Accredited journalists, photographers and TV crews should enter the Ministry by the main entrance (left-hand side) at 10.30.