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EU Open House 2011


EU Open House 2011

EU Open House

On May 7, 2011, then Italian Ambassador to the United States, Giulio Terzi di Sant'Agata, and his staff opened the doors of the Embassy of Italy to the public to celebrate Europe's Day with family, friends, and Washingtonians.

EU Open House Day, held every year in colaboration with the Delegation of the European Union in DC, has long become a popular tradition among Washington area residents and tourists. It is a day to celebrate the friendship between Europe and the United States together with families, kids, students, and the general public.

In 2011, EU Open House Day had a special meaning for all Italians and the Italian American community, as our country celebrated the 150th Anniversary of Italy's Unity. The celebrations were held under the ITALY @ 150 program of events. To learn more, please click here.

Here is a list of activities at the Embassy:

  • LIVING (A Charmed Life), an installation of 150 ropes by Andrea Bianconi;
  • Liminal, a photo exhibit by Giuseppe Ripa;
  • an exhibition of 35 etchings The Heirs of Canaletto: Fabio Mauroner and Emanuele Brugnoli in Venice, 1905-1940;
  • Claude Victor Offray III: From the Duke’s windows, a photographic exhibit on the city of Urbino;
  • two videos: Italia Opera Unica and Venice: Canaletto and his Rivals;
  • savor Italian specialties at Caffè Cinema.

For a complete list of events and activities please click here. Or to know more about the event, visit our 2010 EU Open House Day page.

To learn about the Embassy of Italy and the architecture of the building, click here; or visit the official website of architect Piero Sartogo.