And here is the entire program of the state visit.
H.E. President Sergio Mattarella pays a state visit to Sweden 13-15 November upon invitation of H.M. The King. The President is accompanied by his daughter Laura Mattarella.
The state visit will take place in Stockholm, Lund and Malmö. The focus will be digitalisation, sustainability, the European cooperation, as well as research and culture.
Tuesday 13 November
Official welcome ceremony
The state visit commence with the King and Queen meeting President Mattarella and Laura Mattarella at the Royal Mews for a cortege to the Royal Palace.
The official welcome ceremony takes place at the Inner Courtyard of the Royal Palace. The President and the King will inspect the Guard of Honour from the Royal Lifeguard and the National anthems will be played.
President Mattarella and Laura Mattarella will greet representatives from official Sweden in the Hall of State at the Royal Palace, at the same time as The King and Queen greet the Italian delegation.
The King and President Mattarella will have a press conference in Lovisa Ulrika's Dining Room at the Royal Palace.
The King and Queen will give a luncheon at the Royal Palace. The Crown Princess Couple and Prince Couple are in attendance as well.
Gustav III's Museum of Antiquities
After the luncheon does President Mattarella and Laura Mattarella, together with the King and Queen, visit Gustav III's Museum of Antiquities. It is one of Europe's oldest public museums, opened already in 1794. Most of the sculptures at show in the stone galleries at the Royal Palace, was bought by King Gustav III during a visit to Italy in 1783-1784. The Museum is still located in its original location within the Royal Palace, in the northeast wing by Logården, and still has the original interior.
Meeting with the Speaker
In the afternoon is President Mattarella received by The Speaker of the Riksdag, Andreas Norlén, at the Riksdag building.
Meeting with the Prime Minister
The Prime Minister receives President Mattarella for deliberations at the Adelcrantzska House.*
The King and Queen will give a gala dinner at the Royal Palace in the evening.
Wednesday 14 November
President Mattarella and Laura Mattarella, together with The King and Queen, will visit Epicenter, Stockholm's digital Innovation house. The guests are received by CEO and founder Patrick Mesterton and Chief Disruption Officer Hannes Sjöblad and will present Epicenter.
Ericsson Studio Kista
President Mattarella and Laura Mattarella, together with The King and Queen, will visit Ericsson Studio in Kista. They are received by The Chair of Ericsson Ronnie Leten, Vice President & Head of Government & Industry Relations of Ericsson, Ulf Pehrsson, and Head of Global Customer Unit Telecom Italia & Customer Unit Italy & South-East Europe, Federico Rigoni. During the visit will 5G be presented as well as the program "5G for Italy". In 2018 has Ericsson been represented in Italy for hundred years.
Luncheon in Stockholm City Hall
The City of Stockholm gives a luncheon with the Chair of the City Council Cecilia Brinck, and Mayor** Anna König Jerlmyr as hosts. President Mattarella, Laura Mattarella, The King and Queen, The Crown Princess Couple and Prince Couple attend.
In the afternoon will President Mattarella and Laura Mattarella, together with the King and Queen, visit Nationalmuseum. They are received by Superintendent Susanna Pettersson and will be showed parts of the newly opened collections.
Reception at The Italian Institute for Culture
In the evening will President Mattarella and Laura Mattarella give a reception for their Swedish hosts at The Italian Institute for Culture at Gärdet. The Crown Princess Couple and Prince Couple will also be in attendance. The Institute celebrates 60 years, and to commemorate the occasion will the Kind and the President reveal a plaque. The Royal guests will ge t a introduction to the history of the Institute and its iconic design furniture by the Director Maria Sica, before the evening's concert by the string ensamble Camerata Ducale Orchestra.
Thursday 15 November
Arrival at Malmö-Sturup Airport
President Mattarella and Laura Mattarella, together with The King and Queen, arrive at Malmö-Sturup Airport and are received by County Governor of Skåne, Anneli Hulthén and Sten Ljunggren.
ESS, The European Spallation Source
The European cooperation project The European Spallation Source (ESS) is the first event of the day. President Mattarella and Laura Mattarella, together with The King and Queen,are received by the CEO of ESS, Professor John Womersley that gives a presentation of ESS and the multi-disciplinary research facility.
Speech by President Mattarella at Lund University
President Mattarella will give a speech at Lund University, the President and Laura Mattarella and the King and Queen will be received by Lund University's Vice-chancellor, Professor Torbjörn von Schantz.
The County Governor of Skåne, Anneli Hulthén, will host a luncheon at the Residence in Malmö.
The state visit is concluded when The King and Queen bid farewell to President Mattarella and Laura Mattarella at a ceremony at Malmö-Sturup Airport.
*The office of the Prime Minister in Stockholm, Rosenbad, is starting a period of reconstruction in 2019-2021, and the office has thus moved.
** The term Mayor is not used in Sweden, her title is Chair of the City Executive Board.