Since 2018, Dario Item has been the ambassador of Antigua and Barbuda in the Principality of Monaco, Spain and the Principality of Liechtenstein.
Since his appointment, Dario Item has performed many important functions: promoting economic and cultural relations with the countries in which he is an ambassador, protecting the rights of the citizens he represents and coordinating the activities of his officials and embassy staff.
Dario Item is, therefore, an official who maintains international relations with other States and International Organisations. He represents Antigua and Barbuda and protects their interests abroad.
Dario item deals with political and commercial problems and prepares cooperation projects with the countries where he is the ambassador. He tries to contain possible crisis situations and establishes solid and fruitful relations with politicians in the countries in which he is accredited (Spain, Principality of Monaco and Principality of Liechtenstein).
Discovering Antigua and Barbuda
Antigua and Barbuda is an island country in Central America. It is an archipelago washed by the Atlantic Ocean to the east and the Caribbean Sea to the west. It is a democratic state (a constitutional monarchy) belonging to the Commonwealth. English is the official language, but Creole is also widespread.
The islands are a very popular tourist destination and most of the tourist attractions are located on the island of Antigua.
Saint John’s: the capital
Saint John’s is the capital of Antigua and Barbuda. The city welcomes visitors to the island with its nineteenth-century houses painted in bright colors.
Founded in the 18th century, the capital now accommodates over a third of the island’s population and is one of the destinations for cruise ships to dock.
The skyline of the city is dominated by the Cathedral of Saint John’s, whose white towers throw themselves towards the sky. Originally built in 1845, the Anglican Cathedral is one of the most impressive landmarks on the island. 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 (the first inhabitants of the island of which we currently have traces).
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 commemorating English soldiers.
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.