Giorgio van Straten (1955) is an Italian writer, editor and translator.

From 1985 until 2002 he was chairman of the Orchestra Della Toscana. Following this he was director of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino for three years and from 2005 to 2008 headed the Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome. On 18th February 2009 Giorgio van Straten was appointed a member of the board of directors of the Italian public broadcaster RAI.

In 2000 he received the Ordine al merito della Repubblica Italiana and in the same year received four literary awards for his work Il mio nome a memori, translated into English as My Name, A Living Memory