The Embassy of Italy Launches Celebration Commemorating 160 Years of Diplomatic Relations with the United States

Ambassador Armando Varricchio Unveils New Logo to Kick Off Year-Long Anniversary Events 

Today, Italian Ambassador Armando Varricchio and the Italian Embassy in Washington unveiled a new logo commemorating 160 years of diplomatic relations between Italy and the United States of America. The anniversary logo serves as the official kick-off to a year-long celebration examining the past, present, and future ties between the two countries.

While paying homage to the traditional links between Italy and the U.S., the anniversary celebration will include discussions and events highlighting opportunities for cooperation around innovation, technology, research, economic, and trade relations. In addition, there will be a particular focus on the role of younger generations in enriching and strengthening our contemporary transatlantic relations. The entire Italian government network in the U.S. will participate in the celebration. Many of the events will also feature U.S. government officials.

“This is an important anniversary,” said Ambassador Varricchio. “It is about our two countries, the friendship between our peoples, the strength of our communities, the values we share, and the inspiration we draw from each other in all fields.”

A series of eight large-scale events will take place over the course of 2021 to highlight various topics including history and politics, youth, art, music and cinema, Italian language and literature, innovation and technology, science and space, and the economy. The anniversary celebrations will also feature collaborations and partnerships with universities, museums, companies, and concert halls in both Italy and the U.S.

Throughout the year, Americans, Italians, and Italian-Americans are encouraged to sign a virtual “guestbook” to share their messages, ideas, and testimonials celebrating our great relationship.

A complete list of events and public diplomacy activities will be included in a new website. More information is available on our social media accounts @ItalyInUS and on the website

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The Italian Trade Commission is proud to announce the new edition of VINO 2015, the grandest Italian wine event ever held outside of Italy celebrating the wines of Southern Italy. This year’s festivities will be held at the Waldorf Astoria from February 1st-5th in NYC.

After the tremendous success of three previous editions in 2009, 2010 and 2011, VINO will be back in February 2015 in a fresh and exciting format featuring 15 Seminar sessions inclusive of press conferences and panel discussions with industry leaders and opinion makers in the wine industry.

Guests will be able to engage in a meet & greet program debuting wines from producers available for the first time in the US market, explore relevant topics pertinent to Italian Wine sales in the US, exports and trends which will be discussed during the robust seminar program and lastly, over the course of the week a specific focus will be on four regions of the South: Puglia, Calabria, Sicily and Campania.
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