BERLIN OPENS EXHIBITION ON ITALIAN FOREIGN MINISTRY

(VELINO) Roma, 20 Nov - The Italian Embassy in Berlin hasopened an exhibition on the Italian Foreign Ministry, or"Farnesina". The exhibition focuses on architecture in Rome inthe 1950s and 1960s and the construction of the ministry. Theopening ceremony was attended by Italy's Foreign AffairsUndersecretary, Mario Giro, Italian Ambassador to Berlin PietroBenassi and many others. The exhibition shows aspects of thebuilding's construction through a series of sketches andartworks, including its interior design by Enrico Del Debbioand buying art by public procurement. Ambassador Mr Benassisaid that the exhibition "fits perfectly in the

(VELINO) Roma, 20 Nov - The Italian Embassy in Berlin hasopened an exhibition on the Italian Foreign Ministry, or"Farnesina". The exhibition focuses on architecture in Rome inthe 1950s and 1960s and the construction of the ministry. Theopening ceremony was attended by Italy's Foreign AffairsUndersecretary, Mario Giro, Italian Ambassador to Berlin PietroBenassi and many others. The exhibition shows aspects of thebuilding's construction through a series of sketches andartworks, including its interior design by Enrico Del Debbioand buying art by public procurement. Ambassador Mr Benassisaid that the exhibition "fits perfectly in the context of theprogrammes scheduled for Italy's six-month European Unionpresidency, which the embassy is promoting across the country,and provides an excellent opportunity for discussion on thedecade in which the European project was launched with thesigning of the Treaty of Rome". Undersecretary Mr Giro paidtribute to the celebrations for the 25th anniversary of thefall of the Berlin Wall. He pointed out that barriers, evenimportant ones in terms of history, politics and culture, canbe removed to create space for movement, debate and knowledge.The exhibition opened in Stockholm on Oct. 16, where it wasvery successful. After Berlin, it moves to Skopje, where itwill be open to the public from Dec. 11 to Jan. 21 at theChifte Hamam Gallery of Macedonia. vel.