thumbnail text



Diplomacy briefing

— Global


We meet the Finnish ambassador to Italy and find out why Peru is setting up shop in the Middle East.

Conflict, Embassy, Property, Soft power

Ambassador No.14

Foreign Finn base


At the Finnish ambassador’s residence in Rome, there are few telltale signs that you are on foreign soil. Nordic design is surprisingly absent save for a few Alvar Aalto armchairs in a downstairs hall. Liveried staff serve mid-morning prosecco in a foyer adorned with Italian antiques, a grand staircase and high, coffered ceilings. However, the real charm offensive is on the walls, according to Petri Tuomi-Nikula, head of his nation’s diplomatic mission to Italy since 2010.

Paintings, framed…


0:00:00 0:01:00

Drag me