CAMPANIA

The Tour of Italy through Queensland showcasing Campania was organised by the Consulate of Italy in Brisbane on the 10th of October, coinciding with the launch of the Campania Association of Queensland. Around 200 guests tasted a special Campania menu by the Neapolitan Chef Cav. Tony Percuoco from Tartufo Restaurant. The President of the Campania Association of Queensland, Carmelina Vitale, presented over 100 new members of the recently formed association. The event featured interviews with prominent local personalities and cultural displays. Maestro Raffaele Pierno, who was born on the same street in Naples as Enrico Caruso, made a tribute to the great tenor marking a century since his death. The well-known Australian dancer Daniel Gaudiello from the Queensland College of Dance, presented a special interpretation of the Neapolitan tarantella performed by his Australian ballet dance students. The Mayors of the Campania municipalities of Casalduni, Frigento and Montesarchio addressed the audience with special videos recorded for the event, outlining the objectives of the Tour of Italy to promote tourism and highlighting the places of origin of Italian Queenslanders. Giuseppe D'Avino, CEO of Strega Alberti, presented liqueur and sweets throughout the event. Prominent guest speakers included Antonia Mercorella, whose family is originally from San Giorgio La Molara (Benevento, Campania) she is the first female CEO of the Real Estate Institute of Queensland. Dina Ranieri, born in San Andrea di Conza (Avellino, Campania), CEO of Co.as.it Brisbane, which provides care services and community support to over 30 thousand people. Dina Ranieri is also the Director of the Italian Language Center, an institution that actively promotes teaching Italian in Queensland schools. During the event, the Consulate of Italy in Brisbane, Salvatore Napolitano, bestowed Dina Ranieri with the Honor of Knighthood; the Order of the Star of Italy, granted by the President of the Italian Republic Sergio Mattarella, as recognition for her professional trajectory, her extensive commitment to the Italian community, and the collaboration and support that Ms Ranieri has always offered to the activities of the Consulate. The Consulate also underlined the leading role of Dina Ranieri and many other women within the Italian community of Queensland.

La tappa del Giro d’Italia attraverso il Queensland- Campania organizzata dal Consolato d’Italia a Brisbane lo scorso 10 ottobre a Brisbane ha coinciso con il lancio dell’Associazione Campania del Queensland.

 

Alla presenza di circa 200 ospiti, che hanno degustato uno speciale menu campano dello Chef partenopeo Cav. Tony Percuoco, Ristorante Tartufo. 

 

La Presidente della Campania Association of Queensland, Carmelina Vitale, ha presentato i membri della neocostituita associazione, che annovera già oltre 100 membri.

 

Come per le precedenti tappe del Giro d’Italia, l’evento si è articolato in interviste a personaggi prominenti locali e contenuti culturali, tra cui un omaggio ad Enrico Caruso in occasione del centenario dalla sua scomparsa da parte del tenore Raffaele Pierno, residente in Queensland e nato nella stessa strada di Caruso a Napoli.

 

Il noto ballerino australiano Daniel Gaudiello, del Queensland College of Dance, ha presentato una speciale interpretazione della tarantella napoletana da parte dei suoi studenti di danza australiani.

 

Nel corso dell’evento, il Console d’Italia a Brisbane, Salvatore Napolitano, ha consegnato proprio a Dina Ranieri, l’onorificenza di Cavaliere dell’Ordine della Stella d’Italia concessa dal Presidente della Repubblica italiana Sergio Mattarella, quale riconoscimento per la sua traiettoria professionale, il rimarchevole impegno per la comunità italiana, la collaborazione e il sostegno che la Signora Ranieri ha sempre offerto alle attività del Consolato.

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