The President of the Republic, Sergio
Mattarella, received this morning at the Quirinale "Maestro Giorgio Armani
to whom he conferred the honor of
Knight of the Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic
This is what we read in a note from the Quirinale.
The order of merit of the Republic is intended to "reward merits acquired towards the Nation in the field of literature, the arts, the economy and in the disengagement of public offices and activities carried out for social, philanthropic and humanitarian purposes, as well as for long and reported services in civilian and military careers ".