Italian broadcaster says Ciao to Belfast

08 Oct 2009

Italian radio journalist Paola De Angelis spent three days in Belfast recently, exploring the music and arts scene around the city.  This cultural tour was organised by Tourism Ireland in Italy in conjunction with the Northern Ireland Tourist Board.

During her fact-finding visit, Paola took part in the Belfast Music Tour including the Ulster Hall; she also enjoyed an Art Walking Tour of the Cathedral Quarter.  She spent time on a Literary Walking Tour, learning about some of Northern Ireland’s great literary figures including CS Lewis, Brian Moore and Nobel Laureate Séamus Heaney.  Following her trip, Paola will produce a programme for RAI Radio 3, the largest radio station in Italy, about the cultural and musical life in the cities of Belfast and Dublin.

Niamh Kinsella, Tourism Ireland Italy, said: “We are delighted to welcome this well-known broadcaster to Belfast.  Italians have a tremendous interest in cultures outside of Italy and this is an excellent way to showcase the fascinating music and arts scene Northern Ireland has to offer potential visitors.

“Tourism Ireland has an extensive promotional programme in place in Italy for the remainder of 2009 and into 2010, highlighting Northern Ireland as a fantastic holiday destination.  It is absolutely essential that we convey the message that there has never been a better time for Italians to visit Northern Ireland.”

                                                                                                                       Pictured admiring the recent renovations to the Ulster Hall is Italian radio journalist Paola De Angelis with Richard Gaston, Marketing Manager for the Belfast Festival at Queens.



For further press information contact:
Elaine Moore / Clair Balmer, Tourism Ireland
Tel: 028 7035 9260  Mobile: 077 6652 7719




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