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Angels of Italy returns to Hanoi to mark Italian Republic Day
  • By Phuong Dung | | June 03, 2016 10:46 AM

The Angels of Italy event held on Le Phung Hieu Street in Hanoi on the evening of June 2 celebrated the 70th anniversary of the Italian Republic.

Italian Ambassador to Vietnam Cecilia Piccioni wears a Vietnamese Ao dai, a design inspired by Italian stamps by Minh Hanh

The show was attended by Italian Ambassador to Vietnam Cecilia Piccioni, Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment Tran Hong Ha, Deputy Secretary of Hanoi Party Committee Ngo Thi Thanh Hang, chairman of Hanoi's People's Committee Nguyen Duc Chung among many other guests.

Le Phung Hieu Street was designed as an Italian street for the celebration, showcasing the European nation’s signature culture and arts and symbolising Vietnam-Italy relations.

The event included a fashion show that featuring designs by Vietnamese designers Xuan Hao, Quang Huy and Minh Hanh. The designs were inspired by Italian stamps, depicting the country’s beauty and telling the story of its development over the past seven decades.


Guests also had a chance to taste Italian cuisine and enjoy a choir of Vietnamese and Italian kids singing with Italian violinists Marica and Deniele Anderle and pianist Sandra Stojanovic.

Vietnamese pianist Pho An My, two-chord fiddle artist Thuy Anh and singer Thuy Chi also joined the stage to perform mixture of Eastern and Western melodies.


Speaking at the event, Italian Ambassador to Vietnam Cecilia Piccioni said that Italy and Vietnam had co-operated well in many fields including politics, trade, investment, scientific research and culture.

The Italian ambassador said that as a member of the G7 and G20, as well as a founding member of the EU, they would continue to work side-by-side with Vietnam in solving such burning issues as climate change, preserving and promoting culture, and food security.

Vietnam and Italy established their diplomatic ties 43 years ago (1973), said Italian Ambassador to Vietnam Cecilia Piccioni.

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