The Prime Minister of Italy, Enrico Letta, recently traveled to the US to meet with President Obama. During comments to the press, President Obama mentions that PM Letta, who is from Pisa in Tuscany, invited him to come visit and enjoy some very good food. He says he’ll gladly return since he remembers how spectacular and wonderful it is!
Since we cannot but agree with this valuation, how about you – when is your trip to spectacular Tuscany planned?
President Obama might not have the time to come visit while he’s still president – he says so in the extract we took from the meeting above – but you can certainly start planning your trip now to visit Pisa, Siena, Florence and more. Hope to see you soon!
Here’s the transcript of the video:
PRESIDENT OBAMA: The last point I want to make is that the Prime Minister is from Tuscany, from Pisa, and he has extended an invitation to me to come visit and eat some very good food. (Laughter.) I don’t know whether I’m going to be able to take as much time as I want while I’m still President, but Michelle and I, having been to Tuscany before I was President and seeing how spectacular and wonderful it is, I told the Prime Minister that he will not have to twist my arm to try to get me to come to Tuscany again sometime in the near future. So thank you very much.
PRIME MINISTER LETTA: Thank you very much. Of course, the invitation to Tuscany is for now, for the future, for whenever you want — Florence, Pisa, Siena.
Complete video of the meeting we extracted this from is found on the White Houses’ website here. You can also watch the comments during the press conference here:
About Lourdes Flores
An American living in Florence for over 10 years, Lourdes continues to explore and discover new places in Tuscany with the eyes of a tourist but with the experience of living in Italy. She shares her experiences on this blog and website, particularly offering lots of travel planning help on the Forum!