Cari Amici, Dear Friends –

It is with great pleasure that the Italian Cultural Heritage Foundation of Santa Barbara invites you to a Welcoming Pranzo (Luncheon) for the Honorable SILVIA CHIAVE, our new Consul General of Italy.

Dr. Chiave has been recently appointed to the Italian Consulate of Los Angeles and she wishes to meet with the Italians, the Italian-Americans and the “Italophiles”of our Community. For this reason, an Official Luncheon has been organized. 

Dr. Chiave is a refreshing change from past Consuls.  She is the first woman Consul General in our Consular District, she is an attractive, interesting and very accomplished young Diplomat  We were also told that she is an outgoing and friendly person.
To get a better sense of her achievements, please read her official Curriculum Vitae below:

Silvia Chiave was born in Milan and has lived most of her life abroad.
Back in Italy for university studies, she graduated in 1998 in Economics at the Luigi Bocconi University in Milan and the following year she received a Master in International Relations at the Institute for International Political Studies in the same city.

At the end of 2000 she joined the diplomatic career within the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. After three years at the Directorate General for the Countries of Asia, Oceania, Pacific and Antarctica, she served from 2004 and 2006 at the Italian Embassy in New Delhi, where she was in charge for economic and trade relations along with cultural promotion. In October 2006 she was Counselor and Deputy Head of Mission at the Italian Embassy in Luxembourg. In 2009 she returned to Rome where she was appointed Deputy European Correspondent. In this capacity, she dealt with foreign affairs, defense and European security policy also coordinating Italy’s participation in the European Union mission. Then she became Chief of Staff of the Director General for Cultural and Economic Promotion and Innovation and, from 2014, she was Counselor and Deputy Head of Mission of the Italian Embassy in Tunisia where she had the chance to witness the democratic transition progress of the North- African country. She took office as Consul General of Italy in Los Angeles on December 3, 2018.

Silvia Chiave is married with two children and is passionate about theater, reading and snowboarding. She is also a sommelier and paragliding pilot.

And here are the details of the pranzo:

    Wednesday, May 1, 2019 12:00 Noon
La Cumbre Country Club,
4015 Via Laguna, Santa Barbara, CA 93110

Price:  $45.00

La Cumbre’s dress code:  NO DENIM of any type/color;
Jackets for men suggested

  Reservations are required and payment must be enclosed with the reservation.

Deadline for Reservations: FRIDAY, APRIL 26th, 2019.

Questions?  Please call Bill Vollero at 805-969-7972 or e-mail him at <>

We hope to see you there.  It will be a great event!

The Events Committee