The honor of being a Knight of the Order of the Star of Italy was conferred on Paola Stranges, co-founder of the network italiani.it.
Knight of the Order of the Star of Italy
This important honor is the second civil award of the State. It is a certificate that is awarded to those who have acquired merit in promoting friendship and collaboration between Italy and other countries, with special reference to cultural, academic, scientific and technological relations.
The appointment was made by decree of the President of the Italian Republic Sergio Mattarella on the proposal of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, after consulting the Council of the Order.
A great honor
The honor was conferred in the presence of S.E. Ambassador of Italy Mario Sammartino and his wife, Madame Federica Modena.
These are the words spoken by Paola Stranges, immediately after receiving and wearing the insignia of the Knight of the Order of the Star of Italy.
“The emotion and joy of having been honored with the title of Knight of the Star of Italy is beyond words. The motivation of this recognition perfectly matches the mission of italiani.it. I am proud to make my small contribution to the spread of Italianness in the world. The awarding of this important honor, Knight of the Order of the Star of Italy, leads me to do even more and with even more enthusiasm “.
I would like to thank the President of the Italian Republic Sergio Mattarella for this prestigious award.
A heartfelt thanks to all those who shared with me the emotion of this memorable day, both from a personal and a professional point of view. I also want to add that this honor is not just for me. It symbolically goes to the whole team that collaborates with italiani.it. Because it is also the result of the work, the passion and the energy of prepared collaborators, lovers of Italy”.
italiani.it the network of Italians in the world
“Thanks to italiani.it, the network of Italians in the world, I had the opportunity to interview prominent and internationally renowned personalities who honor Italy and all Italians. I had the pleasure, for example, to interview the great Italian violinist Uto Ughi, Dr. Maurizio Marinella, director of the historic brand E.Marinella. I met artists, poets, men and women of culture. And again, sportsmen, chefs and many others. All these experiences allowed me to know better our Italy, made of culture, beauty, history, fashion, gastronomy. I had the opportunity to travel and meet many Italians who love Italy. And who see for themselves that Made in Italy is always and in any case appreciated throughout the world “.