Roma is preparing to open its doors to the G20 scheduled for this weekend at the Nuvola dell’Eur. There are 35 delegations arriving in the capital, which will be heavily armored for the event. From tomorrow, Friday 29 October, Ciampino and Fiumicino airports will be stormed. In addition to the various hotels between via Veneto and the Pinciano. Just to give an idea, there are 4 thousand hotel rooms reserved.
Where the heads of state and government will stay
As the newspaper reports Republic Angela Merkel will arrive on Saturday with her husband Joachim Sauer and they will be staying at the Hotel De Russie in via del Babuino. Same albergo also for the President of the European Council Charles Michel, the Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong and the President of the US Financial Stability Council Randal Quarles. A different destination for the French president Macron who will stay with his wife Brigitte, as well as the foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, at the Sofitel in via Lombardia. Their arrival is scheduled for tomorrow at 15.20 in Ciampino. A suite has been reserved at The Westin Excelsior Rome hotel in via Veneto for the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Boris Johnson who will land tomorrow at 18.35 in Fiumicino at 18.35. The Australian Scott Morrison chose Flora, while the Sultan of Brunei chose Eden in via Ludovisi.
4,000 law enforcement officers will be employed to arm the affected area, which is about ten kilometers wide. Without forgetting that the relative first ladies will also arrive in Rome who will have to be entertained with interesting and alternative programs. Just to name a few: Michelle Bolsonaro, wife of the Brazilian president, Jill Tracy Biden, wife of the president of the United States Joe Biden, who will stay at Villa Taverna, Queen Maxima Zorreguieta, who will still be committed to the G20 as special advocate of the United Nations Secretary General and will stay with the Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte at the Grand Hotel in Piazza della Minerva. From tomorrow the Spanish premier Pedro Sanchez will be at the Villa Agrippina Gran Melià on the Gianicolo, while the Turkish president Erdogan has preferred the St. Regis in via Vittorio Emanuele Orlando. Charles of England, who will arrive in Rome on Saturday at 18.35 and then leave on Sunday at 12.25, will stay in the residence of Villa Wolkonsky, a stone’s throw from Santa Maria Maggiore. The Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov, expected for Saturday in Fiumicino, will go to the Parco dei Principi, in the heart of the Pinciano-Parioli area. Residence also chosen by the Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and the Japanese Deputy Minister Suzuki.
When the G20 starts, Saturday at 10am first lady they will be at the Colosseum first, and then at breakfast at Villa Pamphilj. During the afternoon they will visit the Sistine Chapel, and then participate at 6 pm in the event at the Baths of Diocletian before the reception at the Quirinale. For Sunday at 8 am everyone at the Trevi fountain. The heads of state will then move to the Cloud and the ladies will visit the Capitoline Museums: light lunch on the Caffarelli Terrace. At 4 pm there will be the conference of Prime Minister Draghi, and then they will reach almost all the airports to leave again.
Not just G20
Problems for citizens already from today, Thursday 28 October, when they will have to clash with closures and limitations that will create many inconveniences to traffic and parking lots. In the capital the school facilities will be closed from 4 pm tomorrow, as decided yesterday evening by the prefect Matteo Piantedosi who signed an ordinance with which he ordered the closure of the school complexes of every order and grade throughout Rome from tomorrow 16 to 24 on Sunday.
About 10 thousand law enforcement officers are expected to check that the visit of heads of state and foreign diplomatic delegations takes place in complete safety. Precisely with regard to the issue of security, a health protection plan has also been envisaged for this G20 which will be aimed both at any emergencies and at limiting the spread of Covid. The councilor for health of Lazio, Alessio D’Amato, explained that “The plan, by Ares 118 and under the coordination of the prefect, provides for the construction of fixed rescue stations and ambulances dedicated to the event, the provision of vehicles and personnel in the vicinity of La Nuvola, also in Nbcr (nuclear- biological-chemical-radiological) and a decontamination tent. The management and organization of three buffer centers near La Nuvola, the Palazzo dei Congressi and the Accreditation Center with staff from the Roma 2 ASL.
In addition, the commissioner added that there was “The strengthening of the network of sanitary emergency territorial over the whole Roman area. The state of alert of the hospital network of the emergency with particular regard to the second level Goddess, Umberto I polyclinic and Gemelli polyclinic. The protected transport of any positive Covid subjects to specially prepared accommodation facilities with an alert from the prevention departments of the ASL Roma 1-2-3 and Covid hotels. On the days concerned, the commissioner still explains- extraordinary use of emergency vehicles, self-medications, bio-containment vehicles and additional health personnel are also foreseen, all to allow the event to be carried out safely without limitations in the ordinary management of the health emergency. “.
The events planned in Rome
Without forgetting that there are also demonstrations. A flash-mob will be organized for tomorrow from 10 to 11.30 in Piazza Vittorio, at the hands of the Peoples’ Vaccine Alliance activists. Saturday will be the turn of the procession organized by the international environmental movement “Fridays for future” which will start at 3pm from piazzale Ostiense and will end at 6pm. The “Acrobax” social center has instead organized the “Climate camp” which will go on until Monday, November 1st. . At 2.30 pm on Saturday, a sit-in against the Draghi government, organized by Rifondazione Comunista, is scheduled in San Giovanni. Half an hour later, at 3 pm, the student movement of “Rete degli Studenti Medi” will also take to the streets, which will then join the national mobilization which from Ostiense will reach Bocca della Verità.
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