Eminent Italians in Hong Kong and Macao

Giuseppe Garibaldi (1807-1882) the father of modern Italy. Visited Hong Kong and Macao in 1852, as captain of  the Carmen, a peruvian cargo ship.


Giuliano Bertuccioli (1923 – 2002) has been Consul of Italy in Hong Kong from 1953 until 1960. He was a sinologist, fluent in both chinese and Japanese. Author of several books on Oriental history and literature. Later Ambassador to Seoul, Hanoi, Saigon, Manila.


Filippo De Filippi (1814 – 1867) one of the greatest italian naturalist. Died in Hong Kong of fever, at the Hotel D’Europe, which was placed in Central, where today we can see Norman Foster’s Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank.


Gennaro Pagano di Melito. Consul General of Italy in Hong Kong from 1934 until 1941. An hero during WW1 and afterwards wrote popular books about his enterprises. In the picture is on the left, as captain of the Gianicolo, a pirate ship. He died near Beijing in 1944 while in custody of japanese military police.