The information was released at a press conference in Hanoi on June 1 held by the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (ICHAM), and the Italian Embassy in Vietnam.

According to ICHAM’s Chairman Mihele D’Ercole, the programme is under the “True Italian Taste” project that was launched by the Italian Government and which has been implemented in over 40 countries worldwide.

Early evidence shows that the consumption of pasta dates back to over 3000 years ago and pasta was hung to dry for the first time in the 9th century, he said, adding that throughout the history of Italy, pasta has always been present and has played a vital role in daily life as well as in areas such as tourism, and the arts.

The event is expected to provide food-lovers of Italian cuisine with accurate and detailed knowledge as well as information about the world of famous Italian pastas.

During the programme, visitors will be immersed in various unique cultural and culinary activities, as well as having an opportunity to enjoy original Italian dishes selected from leading Italian restaurants in Vietnam.