Hanoi Imperial Citadel turned into Italian Square for annual fair
The annual Piazza Italia cultural fair and Italian Gastronomy Week opened on November 10 at the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long featuring an Italian square (Piazza Italia) with booths for Italian food and wine tasting, fashion design exhibitions and concerts by Vietnamese and singers.
Addressing the opening ceremony, Italian Ambassador Cecilia Piccioni hailed the event as an opportunity to share Italian folk arts and cultural values to local and international visitors. They could participate in sports and had an opportunity to be coached by trainers from Juventus F.C Academy. The 2-day festival during the weekend was to celebrate the 45th anniversary of Italy-Vietnam relations.