Nancy Pelosi goes on a lavish holiday in Italy as inflation at home hits its highest level in 40 years
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi spent time during the two-week Fourth of July congressional recess at a luxury resort in Italy owned by a renowned Italian operatic tenor as Americans faced the most the country’s high inflation since the 1980s.
Pelosi, multimillionaire and first Italian-American speaker, was spotted at the luxurious Alpemare Beach Club in Forte dei Marmi. A spokeswoman said she was at the resort on a day pass and did not stay overnight. The spokesperson declined to say how many times she visited or where she spent the night in Italy.
The resort is one of the most exclusive on the Mediterranean coast.
“Alpemare is not only a fabulous beach club, but also a livable museum where works of art will be exhibited throughout the year as well as performances by many international artists,” says the resort’s website. .
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It’s unclear how much Pelosi and her husband spent on their day pass, but the spokeswoman said she spent her own money while on vacation. “It was a personal expense, they were there for a personal trip and a commercial flight,” the aide said.
Alpemare only discusses its prices after a telephone consultation.
But Tripadvisor, the popular travel review website, notes that some hotel restaurant entrees cost nearly $150.
The excursion comes as Pelosi and his fellow Democrats in Washington have struggled to react to the country’s deteriorating economic situation.
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Last month, the Labor Department reported that inflation rose 8.6% over the past month, reaching a level not seen since Ronald Reagan’s first term. Gas prices, meanwhile, have also soared, reaching over $5 a gallon in some jurisdictions.
Pelosi and her husband Paul, who was recently charged with drunk driving in California, were pictured strolling the sandy beaches of the Italian coast and sipping wine with award-winning tenor Andrea Bocelli and owner of the Alpemare.
While in Italy, Pelosi also spent time in Rome meeting with dignitaries from the Italian government and Vatican City.
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“For more than 160 years, the United States and Italy have shared an unbreakable bond rooted in our shared history and shared values,” the speaker said on social media after his visit to Italy’s parliament.
Editor’s Note: This story has been updated to clarify that Speaker Pelosi visited the resort on a day pass and did not stay overnight, according to a spokesperson..