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Street in Italy's Bolgare named after Bulgaria's national hero Vasil Levski

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A street in the Italian municipality of Bolgare in the Lombardy region will be named after the Bulgarian 19th century revolutionary Vasil Levski in an official ceremony today. The idea came from the Bulgarian Consul General in Milan, Tanya Dimitrova. 

The comune of Bolgare with a population of 7,000 people is adjacent to the town of Bergamo. It has existed since the time of the Roman Empire. According to historians, the connection between Bulgaria and its name is due to the Bulgarians who appeared in the region during the Great Migration of Peoples in the 6th century.

The reason for celebrating this centuries-old connection is the opening of a street in a new neighborhood of Bolgare, which will bear the name of the most remarkable person in the new Bulgarian history. 

The official ceremony will be attended by the representatives of the Bulgarian diplomacy headed by Ambassador Todor Stoyanov, the mayor of Bolgare Luciano Redolfi, a delegation from the Bulgarian town of Vratsa led by the mayor of the town Kalin Kamenov and other officials from the Italian and Bulgarian side will be present.


An agreement for cooperation between the municipalities of Bolgare in Italy and Vratsa in Bulgaria has also been prepared.

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