May 25, 2019

The Italian Week in the wonderful world of Bvlgari















On the picture Mrs. Manuela Stamerra, Mr. Lelio Gavazza, Country Managing Director of Bvlgari Mrs. Mariska Perugini-Viser and H.E. Mr. Andrea Perugini, Ambassador of Italy.

The opening of the Italian Week in the Netherlands was marked by art, luxury and flavors of Italy, at the official residence of the Ambassador H.E. Andrea Perugini. It was a magnificent evening at the residence, with guests coming from Amsterdam, Mexico, China, Italy, and Curaçao, in order to enjoy one of the best events of the year.

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Opera singers Marc Chingari and Francesca Patane, Marco F. Riaskoff, Concert Management, Italian pianist and H.E. Andrea Perugini.

The event, marked by an ubiquitous presence of “Made in Italy”, started with a house concert, held with grace and professionalism by Marc Chingari and Francesca Patane, two Italian artists coming to The Hague just for the occasion.

The concert was then followed by a formal dinner  at the Ambassador’s residence, with the guests immersing in the wonderful world of Bvlgari.

Mr. Rajiv Mehra and Mrs. Mehra together with H.E. Abdul-Rahman Al-Otaibi, Ambassador of the State of Kuwait and spouse.


The musical program was carefully selected, with well known classic songs interpreted by Marc Chingari and Francesca Patane, who, after their performance, mingled with the audience with passion.

The ambiance of the night was immediately lovely, and remained so throughout the event.

Lelio Gavazza, Country Managing Director of Bvlgari, mentioned in his speech his personal proud in having friends of Bvlgari coming from all over the world to share this important yearly event, this time celebrated in the Italian residence.

The residence – Ambassador Perugini explained – was the first official residence bought for a diplomatic mission in the Netherlands, while before diplomats used to live in hotels. Perugini warmly welcomed his more than 300 guests, stressing his personal commitment to have “Made in Italy” in every step of the events organized by the Embassy.

In line with such commitment, the opening of the Italian Week featured a collection of jewelry and watches designed by Bvlgari, which were exposed in glass boxes across the residence.

A lavish dinner was served, and accompanied by the best Italian wines. In between the courses, the guests were invited to meet in the terrace for small bites and conversations. In the end, people switched seats and the animated night continued until late. It was a splendid night, with a great group of people.

Ambasador Prugini with H.E. Fernando Arias, Director General of OPCW.



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