Linking the Diaspora Culturally. Interview with Franco Frattini

Letizia Airos Soria (October 13, 2008)
The Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs is contributing to the creation of an international "Piazza Italiana", where Italians and people interested in the Italian culture can meet and communicate. Also virtually.

i-Italy recently interviewed Franco Frattini, the Italian Foreign Affairs Minister. We discussed his vision of promoting Italy’s “cultural piazza” abroad, a place where Italians meet and communicate with those who are attracted to Italy’s multifaceted cultural experience. We also discussed the importance of networking and, therefore, the role of modern technology in helping the diverse realities of the Italian diaspora communicate with each other. The result of this interview is an accurate reflection on that “Piazza Italiana”, both physical and virtual, that the Italian Foreign Ministry is helping to create worldwide.