This will be the largest Vietnamese cultural festival over held in Rome, expressing Italian people's love towards the land and people of Viet Nam, said Italian Ambassador to Viet Nam Alfredo Matacotta Cordella.
On the occasion, the Vittoriano Museum, the most famous museum in Rome, will display contemporary artists' works on June 16.
An exhibition of photos on the daily life, natural beauty, land and people of Viet Nam taken by Ambassador Cordella will open in Rome in June 26.
Other programmes will take place in Rome during the festival such as a Vietnamese film week and an exhibition of designer Minh Hanh's fashion collection. Vietnamese cuisine evenings will be organised in Citta del Gusto.
Besides cultural activities, seminars on tourism and economic cooperation between Italy and Viet Nam will be held in the capital.
"We believe that Rome's audience will warmly welcome the Vietnamese Cultural Festival," said the city's chairman Enrico Gasparra. "Viet Nam is loved for its history, nature and people. It is a country that everyone wants to visit. We are happy to make contributions to further boosting the fine traditional relationship between the two countries."