The Foreign Ministry has decided to sponsor initiatives to support the population and the artistic and cultural heritage of the city of Venice, by endorsing to the fund raiser promoted by the Mayor, Luigi Brugnaro. “What happens in Venice is a concern for the Government. As the Minister of Foreign Affairs, I intend to activate initiatives to support Venice in all the embassies and consulates around the world,” announced Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio.
Through the network of Embassies, Consulates and Italian Cultural Institutes, the Foreign Ministry intends to launch a solidarity campaign in support of Venice to raise the awareness of both the Italian and local communities on the emergency that has struck the city and to promote fund-raising activities.
This activity will initiate with a reflection on the events of the last few days, which will be included in the dense programme of events envisaged for the Italian Cuisine Week in the World that the Foreign Ministry organises every year to promote high-quality Italian cuisine and that this year is scheduled to take place from 18 to 24 November in 110 Countries.
For the occasion, the network of Embassies, Consulates and Italian Cultural Institutes around the world will give utmost visibility to donations to the “Contribution for the water emergency” promoted by the Municipality of Venice, to which donors can make a contribution on the following bank account:
Bank Account holder: Comune di Venezia – Emergenza acqua alta
Description of payment: contribution for the water emergency
For bank transfers from Italy: IBAN: IT 24 T 03069 02117 100000 018767
For bank transfers from abroad: in addition to the IBAN code, you must also indicate the SWIFT/BIC Code.
IBAN: IT 24 T 03069 02117 100000 018767 – SWIFT/BIC: BCITITMM