America Award – VIII Edition


Rome, Chamber of Deputies, Gruppi Parlamentari Hall, October 6, 2016.

The Award

The Italy-USA Foundation promoted at the Italian Parliament the new edition of the America Award; it is a prestigious recognition of great civil and institutional work. The award is mainly seen as a means to acknowledge and encourage initiatives and work aimed at favoring relationships between Europe and the United States of America. Clearly famous, eminent figures that have distinguished themselves in their work and have achieved the utmost excellence in their respective fields of interested and activities, and important results in favor of transatlantic friendship, will be considered. The 2016 ceremony was held in Rome at the Chamber of Deputies, on Thursday October 6, at 5 PM, with the journalist Attilio Romita. The Italy-USA Foundation, in the frame of the America Award, also conferred three medals of the Italian Parliament to the American students Shelby Leigh Bradley, Gillian Rose McMurray, Emelia Trop, and a special award in memory of Antonin Scalia, associate justice of the US Supreme Court.


Alessandro Benetton, president 21 Investimenti

Marco Bianchi, Fondazione Umberto Veronesi

Arrigo Cipriani, Harry’s Bar

Christian De Sica, actor

Dario Franceschini, minister of Culture

Giovanni Malagò, president CONI

Tony Renis, songwriter, music producer

Ronald Spogli, former US ambassador to Italy

Beatrice Trussardi, president Fondazione Nicola Trussardi

Alessio Vinci, journalist

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