He obtained the Ordine della Stella d’Italia (Order of the Star of Italy) for his promotion of British-Italian understanding and friendship.
Fox has labored as a journalist for greater than half a century, together with 22 years on the Customary. His profession has taken him to the frontlines of conflicts in Northern Eire, Iraq and Afghanistan and he was awarded an MBE for work throughout the Falklands Marketing campaign.
Fox mentioned his “love affair” with Italy started 56 years in the past when he studied in Florence. He labored as a columnist for Italian day by day Il Corriere della Sera in 1976 the place he developed his love for newspapers.
He helps run the Venice Journalists’ Seminar, which has introduced journalists, specialists and Italian diplomats and ministers collectively to advertise Italian-British understanding for 26 years.
The award was offered by ambassador Raffaele Trombetta, on behalf of president Sergio Mattarella, throughout a ceremony on the Italian embassy on July 27.
“I have to thank ambassador Trombetta, his household and staff, and above all president Sergio Mattarella for this singular honour,” mentioned Fox.