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Int’l Women’s Group holds Italian cultural event ‘The Great Beauty’

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KUWAIT CITY, May 12: The International Women’s Group in Kuwait held an Italian Cultural Event on Sunday, May 8, under the title “The Great Beauty”, in the presence of a number of distinguished guests.

H.E. Carlo Baldocci Ambassador of Italy to Kuwait and IWG President, Mrs. Cristiana Baldocci

The program was organised in cooperation with the Embassy of Italy and inaugurated by the IWG President, Mrs. Cristiana Baldocci, spouse of the Italian Ambassador to the State of Kuwait. She welcomed the attendees thanking Sheikha Hanouf Bader Al Muhamad Al Sabah, Honorary President of the International Women’s Group and spouse to H.E the Minister of Foreign Affairs, for her constant support. Ms Baldocci explained the special meaning of “The Great Beauty”. Taken from an Italian Oscar-awarded movie, the title is expressing a common characteristic of the Italian culture and lifestyle as a “constant search of Beauty”.

Ms. Baldocci opening was followed by a welcome address by H.E. Carlo Baldocci Ambassador of Italy to Kuwait. The Ambassador expressed his happiness for participating and contributing in the celebration, congratulating the International Women Group for their work. He highlighted that the cultural itinerary presented across Italy is a relevant and distinguished element of the friendship between Italy and Kuwait. He also underlined the role played by Italy as cultural super power. H.E. Carlo Baldocci concluded his speech by thanking the attendees and welcoming their visit to Italy.

The ceremony included a screening of a documentary film highlighting the magnificence of Italy though design, tourism, fashion and food such as: Italian luxury design; fashion shows; touristic jewel to be discovered by International tourism; attractions and Extra Virgin Olive Oil presentation and tasting and much more.

‘La Nottedella Taranta’ band performs

The ceremony then concluded by the “La Nottedella Taranta” band playing folkloristic and typical music from the South of Italy At the end of the ceremony, raffle prizes were distributed among the guests. As well as door gifts for all participants including special handcraft ceramic pieces from Umbria Region, Extra Virgin Olive samples and “An Italian Food Journey” the book especially published by the Embassy of Italy to Kuwait.

The buffet offered was a triumph of Italian specialities from several Italian Regions with a street food approach including Bruschetta station, pasta station, Cannoli station, Nutella station and the fabulous Italian Ice-cream. Sponsors of the event: Kuwait Airways; Acqua dell’ Elba, Dr.Vranjes, Eataly, Cioccolatiitaliani and Cipriani.

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