The Distinguished Italian Lifestyle, Creativity, Fashion Shows & Exhibitions: An Italian National Celebration

The Embassy of Italy to Georgia marked the National Republic Day of Italy on June 3 and introduced a great number of surprises to guests gathered for the celebration in the Silk Factory Studio.

“There were numerous activities launched within the scope of one evening showing off the Italian love of life. The Italian National Celebration was a celebration of the values of democracy and freedom and the recognition of their importance, as well as mark of the progress of relations with Georgia. This celebration was an introduction to the Italian lifestyle: beauty, taste and crafts on show for our Georgian friends,” said Ambassador of Italy to Georgia, Antonio Bartoli.

The guests were offered a real celebration of Italian creativity:


‘Tour around Italy:’ a photo exposition presented by the ANSA Agency, describing the Italian style, technologies, cuisine and beauty of nature; ‘50+! Il Grande Gioco dell'Industria:’ an exhibition run by the Museimpresa Association presenting the history of design, told with iconic items from the contemporary brands; ‘I Borghi più belli d'Italia:’ an entire photo gallery of small towns and settlements; and a photo exhibition of projects granted the Italian Architecture Prize for contemporary buildings and urban landscapes. In addition, there was a multimedia exhibition open for visitors at the Georgian National Museum called ‘Immagica,’ boasting five centuries of Italian art, from Giotto to Canova.


The latest fashion trends were on display at a fashion show organized with the cooperation of CNA Federmoda and the Centergross Consurtium (having a freight turnover worth EUR 5 billion), presenting the real kaleidoscope of beauty, elegance, color and textile.


Tamar Alibegashvili, prominent soprano, sang the national anthems while Mario Stefano Pietrodarchi and the Tbilisi State Chamber Orchestra played the melodies of Ennio Morricone, Nino Rota and Nicola Piovani.

Ethno Gastronomy

Along with a multiplicity of delicacies, world-renowned Italian products were presented to the audience: prosecco, parmigiana as well as mortadella. A culinary show, with the participation of Italian chef Stefano Boselli, took place in the evening.

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.

Translated by Ketevan Kvaratskheliya

03 June 2019 20:02