Italy‘s honorary consulate general in Atlanta is to host a celebration of the nation’s 150th anniversary next month.

Italy became a unified republic on June 2, 1861, when states along the peninsula came together under King Victor Emmanuel II.

At that time, the U.S. was showing signs of dissolution. After Abraham Lincoln‘s election in 1860, Southern states began seceding from the Union, leading to the brutal Civil War that ultimately resulted in reunification.

Italian Honorary Consul General Angela Turner is partnering with the Italian Trade Commission, the Italian-American Business Council and Ciancia for the June 4 celebration. The free event will be held at 7 p.m. at the Museum of Design Atlanta.

To attend, RSVP to the trade commission by May 27 at

As managing editor of Global Atlanta, Trevor has spent 15+ years reporting on Atlanta’s ties with the world. An avid traveler, he has undertaken trips to 30+ countries to uncover stories on the perils...