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PRESS ACCREDITATION NOTE – Giornata dell’Archeologia italiana all’estero Rome, Campidoglio (9 May 2023)

On Tuesday 9 May 2023, the Giornata dell’Archeologia Italiana all’estero (Italian Archaeology Abroad Day) will be held in Rome, at the Campidoglio.

The initiative, organised in collaboration with the Municipality of Rome, aims to celebrate Italian excellence in archaeological research abroad – conducted for decades in the five continents by the Archaeological Missions financed by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (246 in 2022) – with the aim of raising awareness and attention among the general public and the competent parliamentary bodies. The event will be attended not only by the Ambassadors of the countries in which the Missions operate, but also by qualified representatives of the institutional and academic world and by 180 Directors of archaeological missions.

The event will begin at 9:00 a.m. in the Aula Giulio Cesare and will be opened by the Mayor of Rome, Roberto Gualtieri, with speeches by Italian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Antonio Tajani, and Minister of Culture, Gennaro Sangiuliano.

From 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. the proceedings will continue in the Sala della Protomoteca, with a Round Table moderated by the Director General for Public and Cultural Diplomacy, Pasquale Terracciano, devoted to illustrating the most relevant elements and strengths of the preeminent Italian Missions financed by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI).

Starting at 2:00 p.m., 8 parallel thematic sessions will be held. They will be organised in geographic areas and follow a chrono-thematic approach, and will be moderated by the Directors specialised in each field of research.

At 6:30 p.m., Ambassador Terracciano will present the final reports of the 8 moderators. The closing speech of the event will be delivered by Italian Undersecretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Maria Tripodi.

Only the opening session and the institutional speeches will be broadcast live on the YouTube channel of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Journalists, photographers and cameramen interested in following the institutional speeches of the opening session in person, may apply for accreditation by sending their request by no later than 1:00 p.m. on Monday 8 May to the following e-mail address (tel. 06 3691 3432 – 8573 – 3078 or 8210), attaching the following:

For representatives of the Italian press:

  • copy of an identity document
  • letter of assignment from the newspaper of affiliation or – in the absence of the latter – copy of professional identity card.


For representatives of foreign press organisations not accredited at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs:

  • copy of an identity document;
  • letter from the newspaper of affiliation;
  • Verbal note of the Embassy in Rome of the country of the press organisation represented.

For representatives of foreign press already accredited at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the request must be sent with a copy of an identity document attached.

Accredited journalists, photographers and cameramen may enter the Campidoglio from the Scalinata del Vignola entrance from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. on 09 May.


“Submitting the above-mentioned personal data means authorising the use thereof in accordance with Italian Legislative Decree no. 196 of 30 June 2003 and the GDPR (EU Regulation 2016/679) by the Directorate General for Public and Cultural Diplomacy of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, the data controller, for strictly professional purposes and/or purposes related to the performance of the event in question”.


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