Vacation in Italy: Merkel enjoys the spring sun - politics abroad

Indeed, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, 44, asked former Chancellor Angela Merkel (67, CDU) for an idea of ​​the atrocities in Bucha.

But Merkel is currently in very different regions. She’s currently enjoying the spring sunshine in Florence! The former chancellor has been in Tuscany privately since Saturday.

According to Italian media, her husband Joachim Sauer (72 years old) is also there. However, he was not seen during an outing with Merkel.


Former Chancellor Merkel (right of the republic), here with her long-time companion Annette SchavanPhoto: ugpix

The former chancellor is said to be staying in a downtown hotel, loves to wander around Florence, and has already visited the Accademia Gallery and seen centuries-old paintings there (by Michelangelo, among others).

Through the old town with Annette Chavan


Angela Merkel (center) with Annette Schavan (left), and Florence Cathedral in the background

Angela Merkel (center) with Annette Schavan (left), and Florence Cathedral in the background Photo: ugpix

Merkel also met her old political friend and comrade Annette Schavan (66). When she was chancellor in 2014, she was appointed Germany’s ambassador to the Vatican. They walked around the old town together – sometimes with a mask, sometimes without a mask.

Merkel has been traveling to Italy for years and loves to spend her summer strolling in South Tyrol. The former chancellor also visited Capri and Ischia. In 2015 she was introduced to Florence and Tuscany during an official stay in Italy, where she visited the parliament of the old city Palazzo Vecchio with then-Prime Minister Matteo Renzi (47).

The former consultant also appreciates the local cuisine and wine from Tuscany. Above all, the best Brunello and Bolgheri wines, as well as Chianti Classico and Brunello di Montalcino should taste good. W: One of her cousins ​​is said to have married in Siena (also in Tuscany).

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