British Ambassador to Italy Llewellyn attends Coronation Reception in Venice

 VENICE - The Venice councillor for tourism, Simone Venturini, received the British ambassador to Italy, Ed Llewellyn, at Ca' Farsetti who came to Venice to attend the "Venice Coronation Reception" ceremony in honour of the new British king, Charles III.

 At the end of the cordial meeting, in which the historic ties of friendship that unite Venice and Great Britain were recalled, Venturini offered the diplomat a plaque with the Winged Lion, symbol of the City.

 The coronation reception was held on the premises of the splendid "Mocenigo" barracks of the Guardia di Finanza.

 "I really thank the United Kingdom and its ambassador for having chosen Venice for this important event," Venturini stressed in his greeting, "which reinforces a historical friendship: Great Britain and the Serenissima have been a symbol of freedom for centuries, a freedom that even today we must be able to defend against both external and internal dangers,” he added.

 “Lastly, a very warm wish for King Charles, a sovereign who knows Venice well and loves it, and whom we Venetians, in turn, feel particularly close to, also for his commitment to environmental sustainability, a theme that for our city, given its fragility, plays a primary role,” Venturini concluded.