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Gari Cappelli (born 16 May 1961) is a Croatian politician serving as Minister of Tourism in the Cabinet of Andrej Plenković.

Gari Cappelli
13th Minister of Tourism
Assumed office
19 October 2016
Prime MinisterAndrej Plenković
Preceded byAnton Kliman
Mayor of Mali Lošinj
In office
Preceded byDragan Balija
Succeeded byAna Kučić
Personal details
Born (1961-05-16) 16 May 1961 (age 58)
Mali Lošinj, PR Croatia, FPR Yugoslavia
Political partyCroatian Democratic Union


Gari Cappelli was born on 16 May 1961 in Mali Lošinj in a family with origins from Padua, Italy. He joined HDZ in 1992 and soon became the head of Mali Lošinj's HDZ town committee and started work in the county party committee. In 1999, due to his perfect knowledge of the Italian language, he was posted at the Croatian Consulate General in the Italian city of Trieste, where he was in charge of economic co-operation.

In 2005 he is running for the mayor of Mali Lošinj and has been performing for the third term for this position.

Since 19 October 2016 he serving as 13th Minister of Tourism in the Cabinet of Andrej Plenković. He succeeded Anton Kliman.