More than 200 Vietnamese students and young people have gathered in Marzabotto town in central Italy for their second annual festival.

Highlights of the event were a football tournament and an art performance for Vietnamese students from across Italy.

The festival received support from Vietnamese nationals in Italy, local people and the Marzabotto authorities.

President of the Vietnam Students’ Association in Italy Nguyen Thanh Tung said his association has received special assistance from the Vietnamese Embassy in Italy and other Vietnamese philanthropists to maintain and expand operations, attracting more members.

Established in August 2007, the association has carried out various activities to support Vietnamese students, including providing information about studies in Italy, seeking accommodation for them and helping them feel at ease during their study and life in Italy.

The association has also launched humanitarian campaigns to assist their compatriots in the homeland, including one to support children in mountainous regions.

Since its operation, the association has organised 10 football tournaments for Vietnamese students in Italy.-VNA