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The Queen in Italy

Monday 19 September 2022 has been marked as a national bank holiday for the state funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.


Queen Elizabeth visited Italy several times during her lifetime. As a princess, she travelled to Rome in 1951 and paid a visit to the Colosseum, watched a horse race on the Appian Way and celebrated her 25th birthday with a party at Hadrian’s Villa before heading up to Florence.



The Queen in Florence
The Queen in Florence (1961)

Her first visit back to Italy as Queen was in 1961 where she visited Rome, Florence, Turin, and Venice – including a night-time ride on a gondola.



The Queen in Rome
The Queen in Rome (1961)

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The Queen in Italy (1961)


Queen Elizabeth II speaks with Italian President Francesco Cossiga (1990)


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