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About us

About us
Portal of the Italian language

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation promotes Italian culture around the world

Culture is an essential part of Italy’s identity around the world, representing a tangible and intangible asset which can be drawn upon to face contemporary challenges. The Italian language represents an important part of this, acting as both a legacy of the past and a bridge to the future, as does scientific research, a sector in which Italy boasts excellent achievements on a global scale.

Cultural promotion therefore plays a key role in foreign policy, representing one of the main tools for promoting Italy abroad.

The network of players and initiatives involved with cultural promotion is managed and supervised by a number of offices under the Directorate General for Cultural and Economic Promotion and Innovation. The Directorate General’s complete organisational chart is available from

Director General
Enzo Angeloni
Vice Director General
Cecilia Piccioni
Office V
Valentina Setta
Office VI
Paolo Andrea Bartorelli
Office VII
Simona Battiloro
Office VIII
Giuseppe Pastorelli