Consulate General of the United States, Florence
|Consulate General of the United States of America Florence|
Seal of the United States Department of State
|United States Department of State|
|Inaugural holder||James Ombrosi|
|Formation||15 May 1819|
The Consulate General of the United States in Florence belongs to the U.S. Mission to Italy and represents the interests of the government of the United States in Florence and the surrounding regions of Tuscany and Emilia-Romagna. The U.S. Consul General in Florence also acts as special representative of the United States to the Republic of San Marino. The consulate is situated on Lugarno A. Vespucci. As of 2017, the U.S. Consul General is Benjamin V. Wohlauer; his predecessor was Abigail M. Rupp.
The first consulate to the Grand Duchy of Tuscany was established in Livorno (then known in English as Leghorn), with consular agent Phillip Felicchi being appoined on 29 May 1794. As Tuscany did not recognize consulates posted in Florence, the first U.S. Consular Agent to serve Florence was Vice Consular Agent James Ombrosi, who was under mandate from the U.S. Consulate at Leghorn (Livorno). Ombrosi was accredited on May 15, 1819.
- "History - US Consulate General Florence". Retrieved 16 Feb 2018.