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Dario Item is the New Ambassador of Antigua and Barbuda in Spain, Principality of Monaco and Principality of Liechtenstein

Dario Item joined the diplomatic corps in 2016. He is currently Ambassador of Antigua and Barbuda in the Principality of Monaco, Spain and the Principality of Liechtenstein.

Ambassador Dario Item has participated in three important meetings. On December 13, 2018, he met Crown Prince Louis of Liechtenstein, to whom he presented his credentials and was accredited as Head of Mission.

On 16 January 2019, he went to the Kingdom of Spain to hand over his letters of credence to King Felipe VI of Spain. On 28 February, he participated in the accreditation ceremony in the Principality of Monaco, in the presence of Prince Albert II.

On 29 May, Dario Item met Jean-Luc Van Klareken, Ambassador of the Principality of Monaco to Spain, in Madrid. The 30th was invited by the Italian Ambassador to Spain, Stefano Sannino, to the reception for the feast of the Italian Republic held in Madrid.

The history of Antigua and Barbuda

The state of Antigua and Barbuda is an archipelago located in the Caribbean Sea. It is the destination of many tourists who every year populate its beautiful beaches.

It consists of three main islands, Antigua, Barbuda and Redonda. They were discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1493. The British colonized them in the 17th century and created numerous plantations of sugar cane, cotton and tobacco, where slaves worked.

During the 18th century, Antigua became the headquarters of the British Caribbean fleet. In 1981, the State of Antigua and Barbuda gained independence from the United Kingdom, although it continued to be part of the Commonwealth. Today it is a constitutional monarchy, Queen Elizabeth II is the sovereign.

The differences between Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua and Barbuda, although very close together, are very different. In both islands the official language is English (Creole is also widespread) and the economy is based mainly on tourism.

The climate is mild and fairly dry, temperatures are around 27 degrees in winter, while in summer they reach even 30 degrees.

Antigua is the most densely populated island. It is characterized by colorful houses and crowded markets.

Barbuda, on the other hand, is quieter and wilder. It is the ideal island to spend a relaxing holiday on.

Antigua has coral and limestone origins. It has only one mountainous relief, Mount Boggy, 402 meters high. Barbuda, also of coral origin, is instead completely flat.