The Crown Princess and Prince Daniel will visit Rome and Milan in Italy between 15-17 December with the purpose to strengthen the already good relations between the countries and the positive image of Sweden in Italy. The focus of the visit will be on health and culture as well as Swedish business.
The Minister for Upper Secondary School and Adult Education and Training, Anna Ekström, is accompanying the Crown Princess Couple on the visit.
15 December, Rome
- Visit to the Chamber of Deputies
The visits starts with a meeting with the Speaker of Chamber of Deputies, Laura Boldrin. Later Speaker Boldrin will show Sala delle donne for the Crown Princess Couple and Minister Ekström.
- Visit to the Bridgettines sisters
The Crown Princess Couple and Minister Ekström later visit Bridgettines sisters, where they are received by Mother Tekla och Mother Fabia. There are about 600-700 Bridgettines sisters in 55-70 convents around the world.
- Visit to the football club Roma AS
The Crown Princess Couple and Minister Ekström visit the football club Roma AS and there project for young people with disabilities.
- Reception at the Swedish residence
The Crown Princess Couple and Minister Ekström attend the traditional Lucia reception at the residence of the Swedish ambassador. Host is the Swedish ambassador to Italy, Robert Rydberg.
16 December, Rome and Milan
- Visit to the Swedish Institute in Rome
First on the second day the Crown Princess Couple and Minister Ekström visit the Swedish Institute in Rome and will be informed on current research, they will also be showed around the institute. The Institute was founded by Crown Prince Gustav (VI) Adolf in 1925. The Institute is the base for Swedish science and research and archeological findings in Italy.
- Visit to FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Crown Princess Couple and Minister Ekström visit the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and are received by General-Director José Graziano da Silva for bilaterals talks.
Later the Crown Princess attends the seminar ”Step it up together with rural women to end hunger and poverty”.
- Visit to the concept store Frip
The visit to Milan starts in the concept store Frip. Crown Princess Couple and Minister Ekström will meet the founder Anna Stener and presents how it is to tell Swedish fashion in Italy.
- Visit to the Swedish-Italian Chamber of Commerce Assosvezia
The Crown Princess Couple and Minister Ekström attend the annual Lucia reception at the Swedish-Italian Chamber of Commerce Assosvezia.
17 December, Milan
- Visit to the research hospital San Raffaele
- Visit to Volvo Group
The Crown Princess Couple and Minister Ekström visit Volvo Group and their work on sustainable transport solutions.
- Visit to Björk Swedish Brasserie
The press release from the Royal Court (only in Swedish): Kronprinsessparet besöker Rom och Milano 15-17 december 2016 - Sveriges Kungahus