The G20 of the first ladies, from the Colosseum to the Sistine Chapel: the debut of Mrs. Draghi

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Red zones, diverted traffic, roads closed to traffic. For 48 hours the Eternal City will be armored, with Eur off limits and the areas of the historic center and Parioli armored, with no parking near Villa Taverna where the 46th President of the United States Joe Biden and his wife will be hosted. Jill.

The debut of first lady Serenella Draghi

The G20 – hosted at the Nuvola dell’Eur – also marks the debut of first lady Serena Cappello, for friends and relatives Serenella. Prime Minister Mario Draghi’s wife will do the honors of the house, introducing the spouses of the powerful of the Earth to the beauties of the capital. The wives of the heads of state, together with some “first husbands”, will visit Rome with a full program of events, from the Colosseum to the Imperial Forums, from the Sistine Chapel to the Trevi Fountain.

Alongside Jill Biden and Brigitte Macron

Serenella, descendant of Bianca Cappello, wife of the Grand Duke of Tuscany Francesco de ‘Medici and expert in English literature will be at the center of a whirlwind of events that will see her alongside Jill Biden, Brigitte Macron, Carrie Johnson, Emine Erdogan. But there will also be the doctor Heiko von der Leyen, husband of the President of the European Commission Ursula.

A stop also at the Casino dell’Algardi in villa Pamphilj

The tour of the still top secret program should begin with a visit to the Colosseum and the Forums, followed by a stop at the Casino del Bel breath, immersed in the park of Villa Pamphilj, a Palladian-inspired structure commissioned by Pope Innocent X, also called Casino dell ‘Algardi, named after the Bolognese architect-sculptor who oversaw the construction. It is currently in use by the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, the seat of representation during visits by heads of state and government.

A frenetic whirlwind between visits and official dinners

Then a visit to the Vatican museums and Michelangelo’s frescoes of the Last Judgment that adorn the Sistine Chapel. The group will then be at the official G20 event scheduled at the Baths of Diocletian and at the dinner at the Quirinale – together with the heads of state – guests of the President of the Republic Sergio Mattarella. The next day it will be the turn of the visit to the famous Trevi Fountain. The family photo of the 19 heads of state and government in addition to the president of the EU Commission, Ursula von der Leyen is a point that has not yet been defined by the ceremonial. Certainly it would be a photo that would remain etched in the collective imagination for the incomparable beauty of the place.


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