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His Excellency Armando Varricchio


Armando Varricchio became ambassador of Italy to the United States on March 2, 2016. He previously served as diplomatic advisor and G7/G20 sherpa for the Italian prime minister (2013); deputy secretary-general of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2012-13); ambassador to Serbia (2009-12); and minister plenipotentiary-deputy diplomatic advisor to the Italian president (2006-09). He also previously worked in Washington, D.C., at the Italian Embassy as first counselor and head of the Economic, Trade and Scientific Affairs Section (2002-06).

Other posts include diplomatic advisor to the president of the European Commission and personal representative at the G7/G8 summits in Okinawa, Genoa and Kananaskis (1999-2002); chief of staff to the minister for European affairs (1998-99); and counselor at the Prime Minister’s Office and head of the Europe and Asia Desk (1996-98). Ambassador Varricchio, who joined the civil service in 1986, also served as first secretary at the Italian Mission to the European Commission (1992-96) and second secretary at the Italian Embassy in Hungary (1986-92).

Born in Venice on June 13, 1961, Ambassador Varricchio holds a master’s degree (summa cum laude) in international relations from the University of Padua.

He is married to Micaela Barbagallo and has two sons, Federico and Umberto.



Contact Information

Embassy of Italy
3000 Whitehaven St., NW
Washington, DC 20008

Phone: (202) 612-4400
Fax: (202) 518-2151

Website: http://www.ambwashingtondc.esteri.it/ambasciata_washington