Sen. John McCain is wrapping up the summer congressional recess in northern Italy, where he is attending the Ambrosetti Forum, along with the Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., at a panel focused on the United States.
"Great to be at the Ambrosetti Forum in beautiful Lake Como, Italy! Look forward to discussing the need for strong American leadership in the world tomorrow," McCain wrote on Instagram Friday, along with a photo of himself and Cindy McCain standing against Lake Como's picturesque landscape.
The chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, McCain's office said that at the forum he will thank the Italian government for its contribution to global security, as well as Italy's role in the fight against ISIS.
Snap-happy Cindy McCain posted an aerial photo of northern Italy as they headed there, captioning an Instagram photo, "Northern Italy here we come."
McCain's office said the 81-year-old will return to Washington next week. He's expected to shepherd the annual defense policy bill.