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Brexit, tourism, #Italy4Innovation and #ItalyRestArt; Covid, gastronomy and culture. Non-stop events, brought to you by the Embassy of Italy and the sistema Italia in London



Brexit, tourism, #Italy4Innovation and #ItalyRestArt; Covid, gastronomy and culture. Non-stop events, brought to you by the Embassy of Italy and the sistema Italia in London

The Embassy of Italy’s programme of online events continues at full force.

On 19 June the Italian Cultural Institute will be hosting a webinar on the master Raphael, marking the 500th anniversary of his death.

On 23 June #ItalyRestArt is back, with a discussion of covid-19 and its treatments.

This will be followed on 24 June by a webinar on Brexit, entitled “EU Settlement Scheme and the rights of EU citizens in the UK: future deadlines and the covid-19 emergency”.

25 June will see a return of the Italy4Innovation series, which was launched in 2018 to promote Italy’s role in innovation and the knowledge economy in advanced sectors. This event will examine the role of fintech in the economic recovery.

Italy’s reopening of its doors to tourists will be the subject of a webinar run by Italy’s National Tourist Board (ENIT) on 26 June.

And finally, on 1 July the chefs Giorgio Locatelli and Francesco Mazzei will take the audience on a discovery of two regional specialities.

Event details

Friday 19/6, 17:30 - #ITALYRESTART: RAPHAEL THEN AND NOW, the launch of Claudia La Malfa’s book Raphael and Antiquity. The author will speak to the historian Ben Thomas and the researcher Kostas Gravanis. For more information, see

Tuesday 23/6, 17:00 - #ITALYRESTART: COVID-19 The search for effective therapies: where are we?
With Guido Rasi, Executive Director of the European Medicine Agency and Sergio Bonini, Institute of Translational Pharmacology, National Research Council of Italy. For more information, see

Wednesday 24/6,11:00 - BREXIT: EU SETTLEMENT SCHEME AND THE RIGHTS OF EU CITIZENS IN THE UK: future deadlines and the covid-19 emergency
with Ambassador Raffaele Trombetta; Consul General Marco Villani, and Manuela Travaglini of Studio Belluzzo International Partners, the embassy’s consultant on EU citizens’ rights. To join the webinar on Webex:  (password: eventobre2020)

Thursday 25/6, 16:00 - #ITALY4INNOVATION: FINTECH FOR THE RECOVERY Italian and British perspectives
with Ambassador Raffaele Trombetta and CEOs and founders of businesses in the sector, including Andrea Crovetto, Italia Fintech; Janine Hirt, Innovate Finance; Paolo Sironi, IBM Institute for Business Value; Benedetta Arese Lucini, Oval Money; Mattia Ciprian, Modefinance; Ignazio Rocco di Torrepadula, Credimi. The discussion will be moderated by Helen Panzarino of the Centre for Digital Banking. To join the webinar on Webex:  (password: fintech2020)

Friday 26/6, 9:30 – TRAVEL TO ITALY, with the Italian National Tourist Board (ENIT)
, the Embassy of Italy in Dublin and representatives of 13 Italian regions. Report on the impact of the pandemic and prospects for the recovery of the sector.
Speakers: Francesca Dell’Apa, deputy head of economic department, Embassy of Italy in London; Donato Scioscioli, deputy head of mission, Embassy of Italy in Dublin; Maria Elena Rossi, director of marketing and promotion, Italian National Tourist Board (ENIT); and Flavio Zappacosta, ENIT manager for UK & Ireland
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, with chefs Giorgio Locatelli and Francesco Mazzei. To join webinar on Webex: (password: livecooking1)