(ANSA) – HAVANA, SEPTEMBER 15 – The Ambassador of Italy to Cuba, Roberto Vellano, together with a delegation from the European Union (EU) and international organizations, visited the Convent of Santa Clara, in the center historian of Havana.
The building, underlines a tweet from the Italian embassy, ”is the subject of restoration works supported by the #cooperationitaliana, as part of an important project in collaboration with the Office of the Historian of the City of Havana (OHCH), which also involves @UNESCOHabana, @UEenCuba and @iila_org “.
Publishing the news, the newspaper Juventud Rebelde recalled that “the restoration takes place thanks to the Transculture program, created by UNESCO with the aim of integrating Cuba, the Caribbean and the EU through culture and creativity”.
The aim of the works is to restore the ancient splendor to the convent, officially transforming it into the ‘Santa Clara College for training in the arts and crafts of restoration in Cuba and the Caribbean’.
Taking the floor, indicates the newspaper, “Ambassador Vellano explained that this monumental complex is the oldest convent in the country and defined that it is a complex work, in which Italy is responsible for the recovery of the bell tower and of other actions, with an Italian contribution valued at over one million euros “.
Finally Perla Rosales, deputy director of OHCH, reported that “the work is dedicated to the figure of the ‘historiador’ of Havana, Eusebio Leal”, who died on July 31, 202, and expressed “the commitment to complete a important part of the work within a year “. (HANDLE).
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