Italy - competent authority (Art. 8, 16, 17, 18)
(...) the Italian Government designates the Court of Appeal within whose jurisdiction proceedings are to take place as the authority competent to:
– authorize foreign judicial personnel to be present at the execution of a Letter of Request, pursuant to Article 8;
– authorize foreign diplomatic officers, consular agents or commissioners to take evidence under Article 16 or 17;
– grant the judicial assistance provided for in Article 18.