Jill Biden makes surprise trip to Rome's Borghese gallery

Jill Biden makes surprise trip to Rome’s Borghese Gallery after wrapping up her time in the G20 spotlight with final spouses lunch

  • First Lady Jill Biden made a surprise trip to the Borghese Gallery in Rome Sunday night
  • She was guided through the grand galleries looking at classic sculptures and paintings and modern pieces by British artist Damien Hirst
  • ‘It took your breath away, didn’t it?’ she said after the tour
  • Earlier Biden attended a farewell luncheon with the other spouses of the G20
  • Biden was dressed in a green floral dress paired with heeled black over-the-knee boots, later she changed to a more casual outfit
  • She greeted Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi’s wife Maria Cappello at the top of the stairs on the Piazza del Capidigolio
  • 월요일에, she’ll split off from President Joe Biden and head south to Naples instead, where she’ll visit a DOD-funded high school
  • First Lady Jill Biden made a surprise trip to the Borghese Gallery in Rome Sunday night, after spending a final lunch with the G20 spouses.

    플로터 스, dressed casually in an olive jacket over a cream top, leather pants and black over-the-knee boots, paired with a blue scarf and a black face mask, roamed through the grand galleries looking at classic sculptures and paintings and modern pieces by British artist Damien Hirst.

    ‘It took your breath away, didn’t it?’ she said after the tour.

    Museum director Francesca Cappelletti played tour guide, as tourists who recognized her were heard excitedly saying, ‘first lady!’

    ‘Is that all from one piece of marble?’ FLOTUS asked about a grand female nude sculpture, Antonio Canova’s Portrait of Paolina Borghese Bonaparte as Venus Victrix, which dates back to 1805-1808.

    First Lady Jill Biden (권리) walks through the Borghese Gallery and Museum in Rome Sunday night with director Francesca Cappelletti (왼쪽). Here she takes in Antonio Canova's Portrait of Paolina Borghese Bonaparte as Venus Victrix

    First Lady Jill Biden (권리) walks through the Borghese Gallery and Museum in Rome Sunday night with director Francesca Cappelletti (왼쪽). Here she takes in Antonio Canova’s Portrait of Paolina Borghese Bonaparte as Venus Victrix

    The trip hadn't been on Biden's schedule. For the tour she dressed casually in an olive jacket over a cream top, leather pants and black over-the-knee boots, paired with a blue scarf and a black face mask

    The trip hadn’t been on Biden’s schedule. For the tour she dressed casually in an olive jacket over a cream top, leather pants and black over-the-knee boots, paired with a blue scarf and a black face mask

    Biden marveled at one of several of the museum's Berninis, an influential Italian sculptor

    Biden marveled at one of several of the museum’s Berninis, an influential Italian sculptor

    'Is that all from one piece of marble?' FLOTUS asked about a grand female nude sculpture, Antonio Canova's Portrait of Paolina Borghese Bonaparte as Venus Victrix

    ‘Is that all from one piece of marble?’ FLOTUS asked about a grand female nude sculpture, Antonio Canova’s Portrait of Paolina Borghese Bonaparte as Venus Victrix








    She marveled at some busts that dated back to the 18th century that were a unique brown color and spent several minutes admiring a large sculpture of two humans and a three-headed dog.

    Biden was able to see several of the museums prized Berninis, and admired hieroglyphics in a room that included a modern interpretation of King Tut’s mask by Hirst.

    In the next room she said ‘it’s bright, 권리?’ when looking at the painting, ‘boy with a basket of fruitby Caravaggio.

    As she exited she gave an ‘of coursewhen asked if she had fun with the other G20 spouses, who she lunched with earlier Sunday at the Capitoline Museums.

    There she greeted Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi’s wife Maria Cappello, the host of partner events, at the top of the stairs on the Piazza del Capidigolio.

    For the fancier affair, she wore her black boots with a green floral dress.

    She was captured holding court with 스페인‘s Begona Sanchez and Joachim Sauer, the husband of German Chancellor 안젤라 메르켈.

    월요일에, she’ll split off from President Joe Bidenwho’s headed to Glasgow, Scotland for the COP26 climate summitand head south to Naples instead, where she’ll visit a DOD-funded high school.

    At the G20, Biden spent time with both French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte, as the U.S. tried to repair relations with its oldest ally after the submarine row.

    First Lady Jill Biden (권리) is spotted on a balcony speaking with Begona Sanchez (왼쪽), wife of Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, at the farewell luncheon for G20 spouses on Sunday

    First Lady Jill Biden (권리) is spotted on a balcony speaking with Begona Sanchez (왼쪽), wife of Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, at the farewell luncheon for G20 spouses on Sunday

    First Lady Jill Biden (center left) speaks with Begona Sanchez (왼쪽), wife of Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, at a farewell event for G20 spouses held Sunday afternoon at the Capitoline Museums in Rome

    First Lady Jill Biden (center left) speaks with Begona Sanchez (왼쪽), wife of Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, at a farewell event for G20 spouses held Sunday afternoon at the Capitoline Museums in Rome

    왼쪽부터: Joachim Sauer, husband of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Begona Sanchez, wife of Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, First Lady Jill Biden, Fabiola Yanez, partner of Argentina's President Alberto Fernandez and Kim Jung-sook, wife of South Korea's President Moon Jae-in

    왼쪽부터: Joachim Sauer, husband of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Begona Sanchez, wife of Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, First Lady Jill Biden, Fabiola Yanez, partner of Argentina’s President Alberto Fernandez and Kim Jung-sook, wife of South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in

    First Lady Jill Biden (센터) speaks with Joachim Sauer (왼쪽), husband of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi's wife Maria Cappello (권리)

    First Lady Jill Biden (센터) speaks with Joachim Sauer (왼쪽), husband of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi’s wife Maria Cappello (권리)

    First Lady Jill Biden speaks to a group of young women as she departs Sunday's farewell luncheon for G20 spouses

    First Lady Jill Biden speaks to a group of young women as she departs Sunday’s farewell luncheon for G20 spouses

    First Lady Jill Biden is seen greeting Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi's wife Maria Cappello on the stairs of the Piazza del Capidigolio

    First Lady Jill Biden is seen greeting Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi’s wife Maria Cappello on the stairs of the Piazza del Capidigolio








    She stunned in a sparkly lilac fitted dress by Ralph Lauren at Saturday night’s G20 dinner, which took place at the 16th century Quirinale Palace in Rome.

    The leaders and spouses were split up at the dinner, which was hosted by Italian President Sergio Mattarella.

    So Dr. Biden sat next to the French president, while President 조 바이든 was seated next to European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen.

    박사. Biden and President Macron previously bonded when they represented their respective countries at the opening ceremony at the Tokyo 올림픽 7 월.

    The first lady and the French president watched several sporting events together after the ceremony.

    At dinner Saturday, the G20 leaders and their spouses were served a menu of marinated salmon, risotto with pumpkin and white truffle, roasted artichoke, seabass and vegetables.

    First Lady Jill Biden (center left) wore a sparkly lilac fitted dress by Ralph Lauren at Saturday night's G20 dinner. Here she poses with (왼쪽에서) Maria Serenella Cappello, Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi, 조 바이든 대통령, Italian President Sergio Mattarella and daughter Laura Mattarella

    First Lady Jill Biden (center left) wore a sparkly lilac fitted dress by Ralph Lauren at Saturday night’s G20 dinner. Here she poses with (왼쪽에서) Maria Serenella Cappello, Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi, 조 바이든 대통령, Italian President Sergio Mattarella and daughter Laura Mattarella

    질 바이든 (upper left) was seated at the G20 dinner with French President Emmanuel Macron, who she spent time with in July when they both represented their countries at the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympic Games

    질 바이든 (upper left) was seated at the G20 dinner with French President Emmanuel Macron, who she spent time with in July when they both represented their countries at the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympic Games

    조 바이든 대통령 (오른쪽에서 세 번째) was seated next to European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen (권리) during an official dinner at the G20 Saturday night in Rome

    조 바이든 대통령 (오른쪽에서 세 번째) was seated next to European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen (권리) during an official dinner at the G20 Saturday night in Rome

    Earlier Saturday, Jill Biden joined the other G20 spouses Saturday for a private lunch at Villa Doria Pamphilj, looking friendly with U.K. Prime Minister’s 보리스 존슨‘s wife Carrie as they walked through the grounds.

    Biden and Johnson, who bonded at the G7 in Cornwall, England in June, walked side-by-side, Biden in a brown blazer and camel dress, Johnson in a bright red Zara blazer and floral dress, as they concluded taking a group picture, according to the first lady’s spokesman.

    Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez‘s wife Begona walked nearby.

    A number of the spouses were seen touring Rome’s Colosseum on Saturday, however the American first lady didn’t attend.

    금요일에, Biden spent time sipping Chardonnay at a restaurant in downtown Rome with French First Lady Brigitte Macron.

    First Lady Jill Biden (왼쪽에서 다섯 번째) joined other G20 spouses for a closed-door luncheon at Villa Doria Pamphilj on Saturday

    First Lady Jill Biden (왼쪽에서 다섯 번째) joined other G20 spouses for a closed-door luncheon at Villa Doria Pamphilj on Saturday

    First Lady Jill Biden was spotted chatting with U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson's wife Carrie (in red blazer) after a spouse luncheon at Villa Doria Pamphilj on Saturday. The two spouses walked behind Olga Khromchenko, a member of the Russian delegation

    First Lady Jill Biden was spotted chatting with U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s wife Carrie (in red blazer) after a spouse luncheon at Villa Doria Pamphilj on Saturday. The two spouses walked behind Olga Khromchenko, a member of the Russian delegation

    The G20 spouses walked around the grounds of Villa Doria Pamphilj on Saturday, where they took a group photo

    The G20 spouses walked around the grounds of Villa Doria Pamphilj on Saturday, where they took a group photo

    First Lady Jill Biden is seen walking into a spouses luncheon Saturday at Villa Doria Pamphilj, a villa surrounded by Rome's largest public park

    First Lady Jill Biden is seen walking into a spouses luncheon Saturday at Villa Doria Pamphilj, a villa surrounded by Rome’s largest public park

    박사. Biden wasn't photographed among the G20 spouses who visited the Colosseum on Saturday including Carrie Johnson (center in red), Italian prime minister's wife Serenella Cappello (sixth from right) and French First Lady Brigitte Macron (fourth from right)

    박사. Biden wasn’t photographed among the G20 spouses who visited the Colosseum on Saturday including Carrie Johnson (center in red), Italian prime minister’s wife Serenella Cappello (sixth from right) and French First Lady Brigitte Macron (fourth from right)

    Carrie Johnson is photographed taking in the Colosseum in Rome on Saturday with other partners of G20 leaders

    Carrie Johnson is photographed taking in the Colosseum in Rome on Saturday with other partners of G20 leaders

    Carrie Johnson (왼쪽) and Brigitte Macron (권리) speak at the Colosseum in Rome on Saturday

    Carrie Johnson (왼쪽) and Brigitte Macron (권리) speak at the Colosseum in Rome on Saturday

    (왼쪽부터) Brigitte Macron, Carrie Johnson and Italian prime minister's wife Serenella Cappello at the Colosseum in Rome on Saturday

    (왼쪽부터) Brigitte Macron, Carrie Johnson and Italian prime minister’s wife Serenella Cappello at the Colosseum in Rome on Saturday

    The two first ladies were practically twinning, as the petite blondes both wore navy suits paired with navy heels.

    Both petite blondes wore navy suits paired with navy heels.

    They got together at a restaurant called Il Marchese, ahead of their husbandsfirst meeting since France was blindsided by Australia pulling out of a submarine deal to join a security pact with the United States and the United Kingdom.

    Afterward, 바이든, 70, standing alongside Macron, 68, said the time spent together was ‘wonderful.

    ‘It’s nice, two friends together, just like sisters,’ 그녀는 꾸짖었다.

    The two women sipped Chardonnay and ate small bites.

    When asked about what they ate and drank, Biden played coy.

    '잘,’ 그녀가 말했다, pausing. ‘Practically nothing.

    'It's nice, two friends together, just like sisters,' First Lady Jill Biden (권리) said after sipping Chardonnay with French First Lady Brigitte Macron (왼쪽) at Il Marchese in Rome

    ‘It’s nice, two friends together, just like sisters,’ First Lady Jill Biden (권리) said after sipping Chardonnay with French First Lady Brigitte Macron (왼쪽) at Il Marchese in Rome








    박사. 질 바이든

    Brigitte Macron

    First Lady Jill Biden (왼쪽) and French First Lady Brigitte Macron (권리) both sported navy suits and heels for their get-together at Il Marchese, which happened as President Joe Biden and French President Emmanuel Macron held a bilateral meeting in Rome early evening Friday

    Biden waves at reporters staged outside Il Marchese, a restaurant located near the Tiber river in Rome

    Biden waves at reporters staged outside Il Marchese, a restaurant located near the Tiber river in Rome

    The French first lady arrived after Biden. She and the American first lady spent time together at spouses events in June at the G7

    The French first lady arrived after Biden. She and the American first lady spent time together at spouses events in June at the G7

    French First Lady Brigitte Macron (왼쪽) 그리고 퍼스트레이디 질 바이든 (권리) spoke with reporters after spending time together - while their husbands met - at a restaurant in Rome on the sidelines of the G20

    French First Lady Brigitte Macron (왼쪽) 그리고 퍼스트레이디 질 바이든 (권리) spoke with reporters after spending time togetherwhile their husbands metat a restaurant in Rome on the sidelines of the G20

    Jill Biden's meeting with First Lady Macron is part of the first lady's packed schedule over four days in Italy.

    Jill Biden’s meeting with First Lady Macron is part of the first lady’s packed schedule over four days in Italy.

    바이든, whose family is from Italy, spoke glowingly about this year’s G20’s host country.

    ‘We’ve come here so many times. I love Italy, Brigitte loves Italy. Who would not love Italy? There’s nothing that we couldn’t love about it right?’ 그녀가 말했다.

    The Bidens, after the death of son Beau in 2015, even spent Thanksgiving in Rome, staying at the U.S. ambassador’s residence, CNN reported 금요일.

    As she arrived at the restaurant, located on a narrow street near the Tiber river, Biden was asked about her earlier meeting with 교황 프란치스코 she attended alongside President 조 바이든.

    ‘It was wonderful, he was wonderful,’ she told the reporters staged outside the restaurant’s door.

    Macron, who arrived second, nodded in affirmation when asked if she was excited to meet with Dr. 바이든.

    First Lady Jill Biden (right), arriving in Rome early Friday morning alongside President Joe Biden (권리), has her own packed schedule while in Italy through Monday

    First Lady Jill Biden (권리), arriving in Rome early Friday morning alongside President Joe Biden (권리), has her own packed schedule while in Italy through Monday

    First Lady Jill Biden (센터) speaks to children's theater performers at a G7 event alongside Carrie Johnson (왼쪽), the wife of U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson, and Brigitte Macron (권리), who she'll meet with in Rome Friday afternoon

    First Lady Jill Biden (센터) speaks to children’s theater performers at a G7 event alongside Carrie Johnson (왼쪽), the wife of U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson, and Brigitte Macron (권리), who she’ll meet with in Rome Friday afternoon

    First Lady Jill Biden (오른쪽에서 두 번째) and Brigitte Macron (권리) stand side-by-side at a spouses event in June, which was part of the G7 in Cornwall

    First Lady Jill Biden (오른쪽에서 두 번째) and Brigitte Macron (권리) stand side-by-side at a spouses event in June, which was part of the G7 in Cornwall

    She and Macron had spent time together at a spouses event at the G7 in Cornwall in June, which marked the Bidensfirst overseas trip since the president was sworn-in in January.

    Earlier Friday, Biden had tea with Cappello at the Chigi Palace, while President Biden met with the Italian prime minister.

    After a weekend of private spouse events, the first lady will do a solo trip to Naval Support Activity Naples on Monday, where about 8,500 우리. troops work.

    거기, the first lady will visit Naples Middle High School, which is a school operated through the Department of Defense, meeting with high school students and teachers and then delivering a speech.

    The event will marry Biden’s ‘Joining Forcesinitiative, which she started with former First Lady Michelle Obama in 2011 and restarted earlier this year, and her career as an English teacher.

    Joining Forces provides support to military members, veterans and their families.

    First Lady Jill Biden (중앙 오른쪽) speaks with Uberto Vanni d'Archirafi (center left), the Senior Official of the Diplomatic Protocol of the Italian Republic, on the tarmac at Rome Fiumicino International Airport early Friday morning

    First Lady Jill Biden (중앙 오른쪽) speaks with Uberto Vanni d’Archirafi (center left), the Senior Official of the Diplomatic Protocol of the Italian Republic, on the tarmac at Rome Fiumicino International Airport early Friday morning

    First Lady Jill Biden (왼쪽) ushers President Joe Biden (권리) toward the Beast as they arrive in Rome, Italy to participate in G20 events through Sunday

    First Lady Jill Biden (왼쪽) ushers President Joe Biden (권리) toward the Beast as they arrive in Rome, Italy to participate in G20 events through Sunday








    First Lady Jill Biden (센터) hugs Sarb Edmund (왼쪽에서 두 번째) the 89th Airlift Wing Senior/Training Protocol Specialist, as she and President Joe Biden depart for Rome from Joint Base Andrews Thursday

    First Lady Jill Biden (센터) hugs Sarb Edmund (왼쪽에서 두 번째) the 89th Airlift Wing Senior/Training Protocol Specialist, as she and President Joe Biden depart for Rome from Joint Base Andrews Thursday

    First Lady Jill Biden (권리) and President Joe Biden left for Rome early Thursday afternoon. They will split up Monday with the president traveling to Scotland for COP26 and the first lady heading to Naples to visit a Defense Department-funded high school at a U.S. base

    First Lady Jill Biden (권리) and President Joe Biden left for Rome early Thursday afternoon. They will split up Monday with the president traveling to Scotland for COP26 and the first lady heading to Naples to visit a Defense Department-funded high school at a U.S. base

    Biden continues to teach community college classesmaking her the first, first lady to ever hold an outside job.

    Biden had a similarly busy schedule on her first solo trip abroadrepresenting the United States at the opening of the Tokyo summer Olympics.

    거기, the first lady held court with then Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and his wife Mariko, watched the Olympics with French President Emmanuel Macron, attended an event with heads of delegations at Tokyo’s Imperial Palace and hosted an Olympics watch party for American diplomats at the ambassador’s residence in Tokyo.

    She stopped in Alaska and Hawaii to do COVID-19 vaccine advocacy.

    In Honolulu, FLOTUS also attended a barbecue for military members and their families as part of Joining Forces.

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