The South Korean embassy in Rome says the 2018 Korea Week opened Monday to showcase Korean arts and culture in the Italian capital.

Opening day featured a forum on the Korean peninsula's security situation.

A series of Korean artistic performances and exhibits are lined up from Tuesday, such as a traditional music concert and a woodblock printing exhibit by Korean artist Lee Chul-soo.

Two Michelin star chefs, one each from South Korea and Italy, will prepare a six-course meal with ingredients used in Korean cuisine, and an event featuring Korean vocalists and a hanbok traditional dress fashion show is scheduled for Friday.

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