Visit to Italy

The Governor General travels to Italy from November 29 to December 4, 2019. As commander-in-chief of Canada, she participates in commemorative events hosted by the Government of Canada on the occasion of the Italian Campaign commemorations. The visit also showcases the dynamism of present-day Italy-Canada relations, including the fields of scientific research and investments in science, technology and innovation.


November 30, 2019

The Governor General travels to Pontecorvo, Aquino and Cassino to take part in commemorative ceremonies.

December 2, 2019

In addition to accompanying veterans and the ministerial delegation to some of the commemorations, the Governor General meets with His Excellency Sergio Mattarella, President of the Italian Republic, and participates in a discussion on science and space with Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti.

December 3, 2019

In Villanova, Her Excellency presents a Sovereign's Medal for Volunteers and visits the Villanova Canadian War Cemetery.

December 4, 2019

In Ravenna, the Governor General participates in two commemorative ceremonies: one in the Town Square and the other in the Ravenna War Cemetery.