Piercarlo von Bòrmida is the founder and the first head of state of BARDO micronation. He holds the title of Duke of BARDO but he never uses his titles outside the micronational community.
Interdisciplinary artist he is well knowed as musician pioneer in italian eletronic scene since 1984.
Born into an ancient family with several historical figures, he chose to live in close contact with nature and its true inhabitants, becoming a convinced defender of the individual freedom of the beings of the planet and the potential of art as response to the degradation of the modern world.
Awards and Honours of H.G. the Duke Piercarlo von Bòrmida of Bardo
Cavaleiro Honoràrio da Real Irmandade de São Miguel da Ala - Portugal (29 September 2003)
Prior of the Abbey of Kernunnos (21 June 2016)
Grand Master and Prior of the Order of the Black Star (20 February 2020)
Honorary Citizen of Grand Duchy of Flandrensis (04 September 2020)
King of Arms of Academia San Faustino - Argentina (25 July 2020)
Grand Cross Knight of the Order of the Meltin' Mountain of Grand Duchy of Flandrensis (04 September 2020)
Noble citizen of Ladonia invested with the title of Baron (05 November 2021)
Knight of the Order of San Fortunato (27 August 2022)
Head of Government
The Regent is the official representative of the micronation and he has several constitutional powers like the appointment of ministers or ambassadors, signing treaties, attend official meetings and receptions.
He always works in agreement with citizens.
Duke of BARDO
The Regent holds the title of Duke of BARDO but, as already stated in the presentation, he holds the noble rank in place of only one recognized kingdom: mother Nature. This is why the Duke usually uses the appellative Her Grace (abbreviation H.G.) instead of the more popular High Royal Highness. The term Duchy derives from the ancient Germanic meaning of tribe, a concept to which we are very attached for our love for independent communities. In particular the period of the Dukes (also called 'anarchy') indicates the decade of interregnum during which the Lombard kingdom did not have a sovereign, but was governed in a collegial way by the various Lombard dukes recently settled and independent of each other.
Ministers and Ambassadors
Ministers and Ambassadors are in office for one year, at the end of which a new appointment is made. If they have worked for the welfare of BARDO and their citizens, it is possible that they will be re-elected with full confidence.
List of Ministries, to be defined:
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation: Mq. Francesco Fiore (JAP)
Ministry of Extra-Terrestrial Affairs and Interplanetary Cooperation: Paolo Cristiani (IT)
Ministry of Expressive Interconnections: Visc. Isacco Caraccio (OC)
Ministry of Relations between Animals (human and not): Dss. Estelo Anghilante (OC)
Ministry of the Four Directions: Riccardo Giraudo (FR)
Ministry of Public Health: Dott. Vasco Merciadri (IT)
Ministry of Wild Growth: Marta Maltese (IT)
Ministry of Well Being: Matteo Calautti (IT)
Ministry of Innovation: Giovanni Marchetti (IT)
Ministry of Mysteriosophical Practises: Count of Saìnt Germain (?)
Ministry of Defense of Beauty: vacant
Ministry of Heroic Agriculture: Floriano Luciano (IT) - to be confirmed*
List of Ambassadors, to be defined:
Ambassador of Elsewhere: O. Vanini (IT)
Ambassador to Neapolitan Republic: Mq. G. Ciccarelli (IT)
Ambassador to San Marino Republic: L. Cesàri (IT)
Ambassador of Nowhere: T. Southgate (UK)
Ambassador to Argentina: Nob. E. Toti (ARG)
Ambassador to all Spain from Caledonia to Asturias: A. R. Solares (SP)
Ambassador to Triveneto: R. Brughera (IT)
Ambassador to Tuscany: A. M. Pollastrini (IT)
Ambassador to India: H. J. Parmar (IND)
Ambassador to Nigeria: Atobaje David Oluwagbenga (NIG)
Ambassador to Occitania: Stefano Degioanni (OC)
The practice of protecting the natural environment by individuals, organizations and government itself works to conserve natural resources and the existing natural environment.
Where possible, to repair damage and reverse trends.
All citizens of BARDO are committed with a daily life conduct that has the least impact on the environment and are committed to the defense and protection of domestic and wild animals. Bardo has a little Sanctuary for them.
Foundation Day - 20 February - Foundation of the BARDO micronation.
National Flag Day - 20 May - Celebration of the establishment of the national symbol of BARDO.
Constitution Day - 21 June - Commemoration of the first constitution and Summer Solstice.
Arts Day - 1 September - Celebrates the birthday of Carmelo Bene, protector of Arts.
English is the official language of BARDO. In everyday use, Italian is used by the majority of the subjects in BARDO.
In Court, the official language while still the English has also regular use, especially by the government and it is the only language used by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Italian, French, Piedmontese and Occitan has also regular use between citizens.
Since the founding of the BARDO micronation, religious freedom is guaranteed by law to all citizens. The Genius Loci of the BARDO is Kernunnos, the ancient God of forest, represented ideally in the coat of arms by two red deer.