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Italian National Celebration

By Mariam Chanishvili
Thursday, June 6
The Italian Embassy in Georgia organized the National Day this year in Georgia on June 3 and celebrated it full of surprises along with numerous visitors at the Silk Factory Studio.

The event represented various aspects, characteristic to Italian lifestyle, featuring cuisine, fashion, music and other forms of art.

The main concept Vivere ALL’Italiana – encompasses fostering and enhancing the Italian lifestyle through the promotion of Italian brands and products.

Ambassador of Italy to Georgia H.E. Antonio Enrico Bartoli welcomed the guests and delivered a speech. He noted that the feast of Italians is the symbol of freedom of the people. He talked about the activities carried out by the Italian Embassy in Georgia to strengthen diplomatic ties, cultural and economic cooperation.

“The Italian National Holiday represents values of democracy and freedom and it also shows the important progress of development of relations with Georgia. At the same time, it is a celebration of the Italian lifestyle - we offer Georgian friends beauty, taste, and mastery," said the Ambassador.

The event was attended by government officials, President of Georgia, representatives of Embassies and international organizations, etc.

The President of Georgia, Salome Zurabishvili also delivered a speech noting the importance of the event due to special relations of the two countries.

ANSA Agency organized a photo exhibition within the frames of the event.

Italian-Georgian Soprano Iano Tamar sang national Anthems. Italian Soundtracks – Rota, Morricone and Piovani tunes were performed by bandoneon player Mario Stefano Pietrodarchi and Georgian Sinfonietta.

CNA Federmoda and the Centergross Consortium (having a freight turnover worth EUR 5 billion), presented the latest trends of Italian fashion.

Special Food guests featured Andalini, Parmigiano Reggiano, Prosecco Doc Italian Genio, etc.

The Parmigiano Reggiano or Parmesan cheese as it is called in English is considered to be among the top cheeses by cheese connoisseurs.

The event, organized by the Italian Embassy of Georgia, was organized as a result of cooperation with the ICE-ITA, Italian Trade Agency and the help of numerous partners and sponsors.

Festa Della Repubblica is the Italian National Day and Republic Day, which is celebrated on 2 June each year.

Georgian and Italy established diplomatic relations on May 11, 1992.