Florence will hosts the next G7 Culture

December 29, 2016

Italy has recently announced that the city of Florence will host a meeting of culture ministers from the G7 (Group of Seven) industrialized countries. The meeting will be held in March 2017, according to the Italian Minister of Culture, and its beautiful surroundings will be those of one of the most majestic cities in the world.

The G7 Culture, set to happen on March 30th and 31st, 2017, will focus on the protection of cultural heritage, fight against traffic of artistic and historic items and culture as an instrument of dialogue among different nation. The G7 Culture will be just part of the preparation for a summit of the G7 countries, meaning Britain, Germany, France, Italy, Canada, Japan and United States which will be held in Sicily at the end of May 2017.

The function of the G7 organization was, at its foundation, to share macroeconomic initiatives and a fine tuning in terms of economic policies among participant countries, in order to monitor developments in the world economy. Since 1975, the G7 meets annually on different summit sites to discuss economic policies.

It’s not the first time that Italy hosts the G7 summits: in 1980 and 1987 the meeting was held in Venice, in 1994 in Naples, in 2001 in Genoa, in 2009 in L’Aquila. The Sicilian location for the 2017 edition will be the spectacular Taormina, on the east coast of the island, midway between Catania and Messina.

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