Italian Festival Brings La Dolce Vita To Budapest

  • 4 Jun 2018 9:05 AM
  • Budapest Business Journal
Italian Festival Brings La Dolce Vita To Budapest
The fourth Italian Festival opened in Budapest on May 30, with events promoting a variety of products from Italy, and due to run until June 16.

The opening ceremony for the Italian Festival was held in “Akademia Italia”, with the participation of Italian Ambassador to Hungary Massimo Rustico; Marco Bulf, director of the Hungarian office of the Italian Trade Agency (ICE Budapest); Gian Luca Borghese, director of the Italian Institute of Culture; and Francesco Mari, president of the Italian Chamber of Commerce.

The Italian Festival presents Italy’s main exports, with the participating companies providing discounts and prizes for the guests.

The main goal is promoting Italian style and products “Made in Italy”, popularizing food, clothing and fashion, and vehicles as well as arts, culture, and tourism. More information can be found on the festival website (

Hungary’s trade with Italy has been consistently growing in the past few years. Between 2014 and 2017, the value of bilateral trade grew by 33% from EUR 7.1 billion to EUR 9.5 bln. Hungary is now Italy’s fourth largest trading partner, ICE Budapest says.


  • How does this content make you feel?

XpatLoop Media Partner

Budapest Business Journal

Hungary's largest and oldest source of business and financial news in English. Since 1992 it has presented essential information on Hungarian business life, including international analyses about the country. These days the BBJ newspaper is published every other week, while it releases daily business news online including premium paid content.

Explore More Reports

  • Szilveszter: New Year’s Eve In Budapest

    Szilveszter: New Year’s Eve In Budapest

    • 21 Dec 2017 2:40 AM

    Hungary’s capital really does have something for everyone on NYE, as well as the spectacular fireworks many bars and clubs ‘push the boat out’ with special year-end celebrations, Danube cruises party through the heart of Europe, top hotels and a range of restaurants put on memorable menus, and street parties bring crowds together to welcome in 2018. Read on for top tips about where the party's at...