- Address 796 George Avenue Arcadia
The Embassy of Italy in South Africa is made up of a Chancery and the Ambassador’s residence in Pretoria, seat of the South African Government. There is also a Chancery and an Ambassador’s residence in Cape Town, seat of the South African Parliament. All the buildings are the property of the Italian Government.
The Chancery in Pretoria is made up of a welcoming group of buildings of various styles, located in the suburb of Arcadia, lined with jacarandas, the famous trees with purple flowers that are so characteristic of this city. The Chancery is located in a small area known as “Embassy row”, parallel to Church Street which is the longest Street in South Africa, 26 kms. The residence of the President of South Africa may be found on this Street, as well as the State Theatre and the old Reserve Bank – which still has counters open to the public, with its beautiful brass finishings – currently occupied by the Department of Finance. Very close to the Embassy, on a hill, stand the Union Buildings, seat of the Presidency of the Republic and the Offices of the Department of Foreign Affairs.