Part political, part perfunctionary, the American Award is an honour of accreditation and acceptance between Italy and the US. Highlighting those individuals who have contributed to the strenghtening of the two countries' cultural exchange, this year saw Geox's President Mario Moretti Polegato (pictured above) and Bulgari's Vice President Nicola Bulgari (pictured below) honoured with the prestigious award.

Bulgari

Other recipients of the award included the Minister of Education Stefania Giannini, Monica Maggioni, President of Italy’s National Public Broadcasting Company RAI, violinist Uto Ughi, astronaut Paolo Nespoli, actress Gabriella Pession, Editor in Chief of Radio Capital Vittorio Zucconi and the President of the Iacocca Foundation Kathryn Iacocca.