Dario Item is the new ambassador of Antigua and Barbuda in the Principality of Monaco, the Kingdom of Spain and the Principality of Liechtenstein. Since he was appointed as ambassador, Dario Item has performed many important functions, including promoting tourism and economic and cultural relations with the countries in which he is ambassador, protecting the rights of the citizens he represents and coordinating the activities of his officials and embassy staff.
Ambassador Dario Item maintains international relations with other States and International Organisations. He also represents his country and protects its interests abroad. Ambassador Item deals with political and commercial issues and prepares cooperation projects with other countries. He tries to contain possible crisis situations and establishes solid and fruitful relations with politicians in the states that have accredited him (i.e. Spain, Principality of Monaco and Principality of Liechtenstein).
Discovering Antigua and Barbuda
Antigua and Barbuda is an island country in Central America. It is entirely surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean (north and east) and the Caribbean Sea (south and west). It is a democratic state belonging to the Commonwealth. English is the official language, but Creole is also spoken.
The islands are a very popular tourist destination and most of the attractions are located on the island of Antigua.
Saint John’s : the capital
Saint John’s is the capital. The city welcomes visitors to the island with its nineteenth-century houses painted in bright colors. Founded in the 18th century, the capital now houses over a third of the island’s population and is one of the favourite destination for cruise ships.
The skyline of the city is dominated by the Cathedral of Saint John’s, whose suggestive white and baroque towers extend towards the sky. Originally built in 1845, the Cathedral was largely destroyed by the earthquakes of 1683 and 1745. Now in its third renovation, the Anglican church is one of the most impressive landmarks on the island, and the towers offer a breathtaking view of the city and the sea.
The Antigua Museum is located in the oldest building of Saint John’s, the Palace of Justice, built in 1750. The history of the islands comes to life in this museum. The fascinating collection includes a number of artifacts, such as models of sugar plantations and a life-size reconstruction of an Arawak house.
In Shirley Heights, visitors can explore a range of military buildings and enjoy breathtaking views of the English port. The nearby cemetery is also worth a visit, especially for the presence of an Obelisk built to commemorate the soldiers of the 54th regiment.
Sailing boats have always been an important part of the island’s culture for hundreds of years. Even today, in fact, visitors can rent boats of all kinds on the coast. The waters off the coast are full of wrecks to explore and are perfect for those who love diving. In addition, Dutchman’s Bay offers some of the best windsurfing conditions in the world.