About Us

Formed in 1976, the Amici Val Ceno (Galles) is a group of Italians and Welsh Italians living and working in Wales who organise social and charity events within the Welsh-Italian community. Over the years members have given talks on the Welsh-Italian connection to historical societies, WI’s and indeed to anyone who requests them.

Some founder members have since passed on or moved from Wales, but the AVC continues and will continue to serve the Welsh-Italian community and their friends in the future.

Our Mission

The main objectives were, and will always be, to organise social and cultural events promoting contact among the Welsh-Italian community in social settings, thus maintaining that extra dimension of both Welsh and Italian cultures.

The AVC will always be strictly non-political as an Association. Profit is secondary to the social aspect, with any funds raised being given to carefully chosen charities. We have over the years distributed a substantial amount to a wide range of worthy charities.

The Committee

Romeo Basini

Romeo Basini

President

Paul Pelopida

Paul Pelopida

Treasurer

Anthony Vallario

Anthony Vallario

Secretary

Paolo Balestrazzi

Paolo Balestrazzi

Chairman

Rob Basini

Rob Basini

Alessandro Carpanini

Alessandro Carpanini

Dino Carpanini

Dino Carpanini

Sandra Cooksey

Sandra Cooksey

Gianluigi Fecci

Gianluigi Fecci

Remo Fecci

Remo Fecci

Angela Gatti

Angela Gatti

Delucia Sidoli

Delucia Sidoli

Giacomo Sidoli

Giacomo Sidoli

Mary Strinati

Mary Strinati

Franco Tambini

Franco Tambini

Mark Tambini

Mark Tambini

Angelo Tedaldi

Angelo Tedaldi

Our Programs

We aim to offer a wide variety of events throughout the year that are suitable for all ages and interests. From our family friendly Scampagnata (the most famous of our events), to our (strictly educational) wine tasting evenings, we ensure that everyone has event that will interest them.

Scampagnata 2020

Date: 14th June 2020.
Join us for our most famous event – a great day for the whole family!

Italian Chapel at Henllan

REGISTER YOUR INTEREST
In 2020 we’re planning a trip to The Italian PoW Chapel at Henllan. Register your interest now!

Wine Tasting 2020

REGISTER YOUR INTEREST
We’ll be organising a wine tasting in the new year. Register your interest and we’ll let you know when we finalise details.