The Embassy of Italy in Berlin
Address: Hiroshimastr. 1, Berlin, D-10785
Tel.: +49 (0)30 254.400
Fax: +49 (0)30 2544.0116
Amb. Luigi Mattiolo
Luigi Mattiolo was born in 1957 in Rome and has been serving the Republic of Italy as Ambassador to Germany since 2018.
Mattiolo completed his degree in Political Science at the University of Rome in 1980. Shortly after his studied, Mattiolo began his work at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and was sent to Moscow to work in the Italian Embassy to the Soviet Union as Second Secretary to the Ambassador. He was in Moscow for four years before being transferred to Belgrade to serve as Secretary to the Ambassador in the Italian Embassy to Yugoslavia. Mattiolo stayed in Belgrade throughout the Yugoslav Succession in 1992 when he returned to Italy to work in the Personnel Department within the Foreign Ministry. In 1995 he was sent to Brussels to represent Italy to the European Union until 2001 when he moved to New York as Permanent Representative to the United Nations. In 2004 he returned to Rome and worked in the Department for European Integration of the Foreign Ministry. Between 2005 and 2008 Mattiolo represented Italy in the North Atlantic Council in Brussels. In 2008 Mattiolo was sent to Tel Aviv to work as Italian Ambassador to Israel until 2012. In 2012 he returned to Italy to serve as leader in the Department of the Foreign Ministry for European Integration until 2015 when he moved to Ankara to represent Italy as Ambassador to Turkey. In 2018 Mattiolo was appointed Ambassador of Italy to Germany.
Relations between Germany and Italy were established after the Unification of Italy. The two states historically, enjoy a special relationship since they fought together against the Austrian Empire. Italy and Germany were part of the Triple alliance, however they were enemies during the Great War. Both countries were members of the Axis during World War II and they formed an alliance during the Cold War (West Germany). These countries became two of the G6 nations. In 2005 a German cardinal was elected as Bishop of Rome.
Germany has an embassy in Rome and consulates in Milan and Naples, while Italy has an embassy in Berlin and consulates in Frankfurt, Freiburg, Hamburg, Hanover, Munich, Nuremberg, Saarbrücken and Stuttgart.