Italy was represented by 278 athletes at Baku 2015, winning 10 gold, 26 silver and 11 bronze medals.

The country ranked sixth in the final standings.

Beijing 2008 Olympic gold medal-winning judoka Giulia Quintavalle served as Italy's flagbearer at the Opening Ceremony, while fencer Alessio Foconi, the men's individual foil champion, did so at the Closing Ceremony

Four of Italy’s triumphs came in shooting with three in fencing, two in archery and one in swimming.

In January 2019, the Minsk 2019 Organising Committee signed an agreement with a Belarusian diaspora organisation in Italy.

The move is part of a bid to encourage Belarus residents living in other countries to promote Minsk 2019.

The deal was struck with the Belarus Cultural Community Association in Italian city Naples.

Italy’s Raffaele Pagnozzi is the secretary general of the European Olympic Committees (EOC) and sits on the EOC Coordination Commission for Minsk 2019.