US President Bush arrives in Rome amid tight security
US President George W Bush arrived Wednesday
afternoon in Rome amid tight security which has seen some 10,000 soldiers and
police deployed in the Italian capital, residential plane, Air Force One,
touched down at Rome's Ciampino military airport.
Bush flew in from Berlin - the previous leg of a European tour which includes Slovenia, Germany, France, Italy, Britain and Northern Ireland.
Bush's three-day visit includes meetings with Italian President Giorgio Napolitano and Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi on Thursday.
The US president is also scheduled to meet Pope Benedict XVI at the Vatican on Friday before departing for Paris, reported dpa.