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Official visit to Italy

Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier talks with the President of Italy, Sergio Mattarella, at the Palazzo del Quirinale Rom/Italy, 3 May 2017 Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier talks with the President of Italy, Sergio Mattarella, at the Palazzo del Quirinale © Sandra Steins

From 3 to 4 May, Frank Walter Steinmeier made his first official trip to the Italian Republic as Federal President.

In Italy, he and President Sergio Mattarella visited the Ardeatine Caves site. This was followed by talks and lunch with the Italian President.

Talks were also held with Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni and former President Giorgio Napolitano. Federal President Steinmeier joined students at Sapienza University of Rome for a discussion about Europe.

Overview of the programme:

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

  • Morning
    Flight to Rome
  • Visit to the Ardeatine Caves together with President Sergio Mattarella
    Followed by visit to the Palazzo del Quirinale, residence of the Italian President
    Talks with President Sergio Mattarella
  • Luncheon hosted by President Sergio Mattarella
    Thereafter
    Sapienza University of Rome
    Discussion about Europe with students
  • Talks with former President Giorgio Napolitano
  • Evening
    Talks with Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni

Thursday, 4 May 2017

  • Residence of the Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany
    Talks with representatives from politics and civil society

    Thereafter
    Flight to Berlin