Obama's airplane landed at the "Baccarini" airport in Grosseto
Grosseto, Italy - The former president of the United States will begin today a short holiday in Italy
(WAPA) - Escorted by six Eurofighter airplanes of the 4th Wing of the Italian Air Force, the former president of the United States Barack Obama landed in the late morning at the "Corrado Baccarini" airport in Grosseto (Italy) to spend a few days of holidays in Tuscany. Barack and Michelle Obama will stay until next May 24 at the resort Borgo Finocchieto of the former American ambassador John Phillips, in the province of Siena. A crowd of journalists and onlookers gathered outside the airport and along the road waiting for him.
The "Baccarini" airport is one of the major Italian military air bases and it is home of the 4th Wing of the Italian Air Force and base of the Eurofighter Typhoon interceptor fighters. During the tourist season the infrastructure has been also used for charter and private flights. (Avionews)