King and Queen's state visit to Italy, day 3
The King and Queen visit Archiginnasio, the oldest faculty at the University of Bologna, with a library that is still used today. Photo: Leif R Jansson/Scanpix
On Thursday 26 March, The King and Queen concluded their visit to Rome by meeting the UN organisation in Rome , and then travelling on to Bologna.
The King and Queen began their visit to Bologna by visiting Archiginnasio, the oldest faculty at the University of Bologna.
Afterwards, The King and Queen attended the Swedish Institute's exhibition, “Quality of Life", at the Museum of Palazzo Poggi. The exhibition displayed Swedish inventions and quality Swedish design.
The Swedish Institute put on the “Quality of Life” exhibition at the Museum of Palazzo Poggi. The King and Queen and Carl Bildt, with his wife Anna Maria. Photo: Leif R Jansson/Scanpix
Afterwards, The King and Queen participated in the conference, "Sweden and the EU - Challenges Ahead", in the Aula Absidale lecture theatre at the University of Bologna. There is a link to The King's speech at the conference in the right-hand column.
The evening ended with a dinner at the Prefect's Palace, Palazzo Caprara.