House Speaker Nancy Pelosi spent time during the two-week July Fourth congressional recess at a ritzy resort in Italy owned by a renowned Italian opera tenor, while Americans faced the country’s highest inflation since the 1980s.
Pelosi, a multi-millionaire and the first Italian-American speaker, was spotted at the luxurious Alpemare Beach Club in Forte dei Marmi. A spokesperson 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 stayed overnight while in Italy.
The resort is one of the most exclusive along the Mediterranean coast.
“Alpemare is not only a fabulous beach club, but also a livable museum where there will be artwork on display throughout the year as well as performances by many international artists,” the resort’s website states.
It is not clear how much Pelosi and her husband spent on their day pass, but the spokesperson said she spent her own money during her vacation. “It was a personal expense, they were there on personal travel and flew commercial,” the aide said.
Alpemare does not discuss its prices until after a phone consultation.
But Tripadvisor, the popular travel rating website, notes that some entrees at the resort’s in-house restaurant cost nearly $150….