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Eusebio Leal receives The Rotondi Prize "for the Saviors of Art"

The Cuban ambassador to Italy, Jose Carlos Rodriguez Ruiz, by express order of the honoree, was in charge of receiving the Rotondi prize from the hands of the Undersecretary of State for Economic Development of Italy.

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The Rotondi Prize "to the saviours of art", granted by the Italian State, has been awarded in its 2019 edition to Eusebio Leal Spengler, Historian of Havana city, for the restoration of the Cuban capital, preservation of the patrimony of the nation and especially for the work of recovery of the Havana Capitol.

The Cuban ambassador to Italy, Jose Carlos Rodriguez Ruiz, by express order of the honoree, was in charge of receiving the Rotondi prize from the hands of the Undersecretary of State for Economic Development of Italy.
The ceremony took place in the Rocca Ubaldinesca, a fortification from the Renaissance period, located in the town of Sassocorvaro, in Montefeltro, in the region of Las Marcas, in the center of the Italian territory.
After receiving the Prize, the Cuban Ambassador thanked the jury for its decision and praised the personality and teaching of Eusebio Leal, who with exceptional vision and commitment, with the decisive support of the Cuban State and the participation of the country's citizens, has founded a gigantic process of defense, recovery and promotion of the Cuban nation's heritage, also recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
The Rotondi Prize is awarded annually since 1997, within the framework of the "Ark of Art" project, aimed at the valorization of heritage safeguarding, not only in Italy, but worldwide and takes its name from the surname of the former Superintendent for the Fine Arts of Urbino, Pasquale Rotondi.

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