Wednesday, 24 April 2019

Rome meets the world April and May 2019

An international event, a trip around the world in the spirit of joy, music, food and wine, traditions, the excellence of some of the most fascinating countries in the world ... all within the evocative context of the eternal city: Rome.
An itinerant journey through culture, art, folklore traditions, music and flavors!

Dates: 25-26-27-28 April and 1-4-5 May


Pavilions: 6, 8, 10



Where: Nuova Fiera di Roma /

Thursday, 18 April 2019

Easter 2019: Rome church services in English


English-language religious services in Rome and the Vatican during Easter Week 2019.

Vatican ceremonies  
18 April. Holy Thursday. Chrism Mass, Vatican Basilica, 09.30.
19 April. Good Friday. Papal Mass, Vatican Basilica 17.00, Way of the Cross, Colosseum 21.15.
20 April. Holy Saturday. Easter Vigil, Vatican Basilica 20.30.
21 April. Easter Sunday Mass, St Peter’s Square 10.00. Urbi et Orbi blessing 12.00.
All Saints’ Anglican Church, Via del Babuino 153/b, tel. 0636001881.
18 April. Maundy Thursday Eucharist. 19.00.
19 April. Good Friday – Three Hours' Devotion. 15.00.
21 April. Easter pre-dawn Eucharist 05.30. Easter ceremony 10.30.
Ponte S. Angelo Methodist Church, Piazza Ponte S. Angelo 68, tel. 0668768314.
19 April. Service with the Lord's Supper 19.00
21 April. Easter Day Communion 10.30.
Pontifical Irish College (Roman Catholic), Via dei SS. Quattro 1, tel. 06772631.
Liturgies for Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Vigil will be celebrated at S. Silvestro in Capite (see below)
21 April. Easter Sunday 10.00.

Rome Baptist Church, S. Lorenzo in Lucina 35, tel. 066876652.
18 April. Maundy Thursday 19.00.
19 April. Church open 07.00-19.00 for personal prayer.
21 April. Sunrise Service at Pincio 07.00. Worship service in church 10.30.
St Andrew’s Presbyterian Church of Scotland, Via XX Settembre 7, tel. 064827627.
18 April. Maundy Thursday Communion and supper 19.00.
21 April. Easter Sunday worship 11.00.
St Isidore’s College (Roman Catholic), Via degli Artisti 41, tel. 064885359.
21 April. Easter Sunday 10.00.
St Francis Xavier del Caravita (Roman Catholic), Via della Caravita 7.
21 April. Easter Sunday 11.00.
St Paul’s Within-the-Walls (Episcopal), Via Nazionale, corner Via Napoli 58, tel. 064883339.
18 April. Maundy Thursday 19.00.
19 April. Good Friday 19.00.
20 April. Easter Vigil 20.00.
21 April. Holy Eucharist 10.30.
S. Silvestro in Capite (Roman Catholic), Piazza S. Silvestro 1, tel. 066797775.
18 April. Holy Thursday 17.00.
19 April. Good Friday Liturgy 17.00.
20 April. Easter Vigil 20.00.
21 April. Easter Sunday 10.00, 17.30.
St Patrick’s American Church (Roman Catholic), Via Boncompagni 31, tel. 0642014554.
18 April. Holy Thursday 18.00.
19 April. Good Friday 18.00.
20 April. Easter Vigil 20.00.
21 April. Easter Sunday 09.00, 10.30.
Venerable English College (Roman Catholic), Via di Monserrato 45, tel. 066868546.
18 April. Mass of the Lord’s Supper. 19.30.
19 April. Solemn Celebration of the Passion 15.00.
20 April. Easter Vigil 21.30.
21 April. Easter Sunday 10.00.
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Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Greta Thunberg in Rome to lead climate change rally

Greta Thunberg, the teenage Swedish activist at the head of a worldwide youth movement against climate change, will lead a rally in Rome on Friday, April 19th.

Thunberg, 16, will address demonstrators in Piazza del Popolo, the central square where Italian activists have been gathering for weekly 'Fridays for Future' rallies.
The movement has spread to thousands of cities around the world since Thunberg first began camping out next to the Swedish parliament in Stockholm with a hand-written sign: "School strike for climate". 

"We hope that politics understands that the time has come to listen to scientists who abroad and in Italy remind us that there is no time to lose," said Fridays for Future Roma, the association of young activists that is organizing Thunberg's visit. 
Nearly 1,500 people have promised via Facebook to attend the event, which is expected to be the biggest of its kind in Italy since students all over the country joined a global school walk-out one month ago.

The organizers seeking donations to install a carbon-neutral sound system in the square for the occasion, with electricity generated by volunteers pedalling bicycles attached to dynamos.
Thunberg has also been invited to speak at the Italian Senate the day before the rally, as part of a debate on climate change called by the speaker of the upper house, Elisabetta Casellati.
The teenager has addressed the United Nations and been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for her efforts to urge coordinated action on global warming. 


Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Giro d'Italia 2018 last stage in Rome Sunday 27th May 2018

Sunday 27th May 2018 there will be the last stage of the Giro d'Italia 2018 in Rome. A circuit within the Capital of 11.5 kilometers to be repeated 10 times that runs within the city streets and will see the start of the race at 15.55.

Thousands of spectators will be attending the event along the entire route, and due to its location in the central streets of the city and considering the holiday period, will see the usual influx of thousands of tourists and citizens.

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Monday, 16 October 2017

The famous Italian shop "Rinascente" opens its flagship store in Rome

150 years after the opening of the first store in Milan and 100 years after its birth with the name coined by Gabriele D'Annunzio in 1917, La Rinascente loses a piece of its name by eliminating 'La', but gains a new position in the luxury segment, opening in the capital its second space, in Via del Tritone, dedicated to the major clothing brands, design, jewelery and cosmetics. For Rinascente it is the second flagship store in Rome, to be added to that of Fiume Square. For Rinascente it is one of the largest stores: 15 thousand square meters.
"We are proud to open this department store in Rome - announces the CEO of Rinascente Pierluigi Cocchini - a palace which in the last 11 years underwent a complex work of renovation. The result is perfect harmony with the context that hosts it. We added value to the historical-cultural richness of the space. An element which is extraordinay is the possibility to visit the archaeological site in the basement which brings to light one of the treasures of Ancient Rome: the Virgin Aqueduct inaugurated by Augusto in the 19 century b.C.“

The store also incorporates a small building built in early XX century called 'Palazzetto' which on several floors becomes part of the architecture. Another distinctive element is the chariot that crosses all the floors in height by allowing the light to spread. Found and preserved also a domus of the IV century, mosaics, spa and a stretch of Salaria Street, the street where the salt was carried.
The façade on Tritone Street includes 96 windows and seven showcases. It was  redesigned by Vincent Van Duysen. On the ground floor are housed design objects, luxury accessories, jewelery and watches. On the first floor there is the perfumery. Second and third floors designed by the architect Paolo Lucchetta are dedicated to male collections. Fourth and fifth are for female lines. On the sixth floor two terraces are for the food and its restaurants.

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

St. Patrick’s Day 2017 in Rome

Rome’s Irish community marks St. Patrick’s Day with numerous social events.

St Patrick’s Day in Rome begins officially on Friday 17 March at 10.00, with the annual Mass for Lá Fhéile Pádraig being celebrated by Cardinal Seán Brady at St Patrick’s Church on Via Boncompagni 31 in the Via Veneto area. The Mass is always well-attended by the city’s Irish community and friends of Ireland, who join together to sing a nostalgic rendition of Hail Glorious, St Patrick.

Later that evening, at 19.30, the students of the Pontifical Irish College present an adaptation of Reginald Rose’s classic courtroom drama Twelve Angry Men. The English-language production is repeated the next evening, 18 March, at the same time.

This year the Colosseum will be illuminated in green lights in honour of Saint Patrick, at 21.00 on 17 March, following a recent agreement between Rome’s mayor Virginia Raggi and Ireland’s ambassador Bobby McDonagh, as part of Tourism Ireland’s internationalGlobal Greening initiative.

St Patrick’s Day festivities continue over the weekend with the 26th edition of the Celtic Ball– Rome’s biggest social occasion in Irish circles – on Saturday 18 March at 19.00. This year the annual black-tie ball moves to the Hotel Quirinale on Via Nazionale, providing the event with an “atmosphere of elegance and charm” according to Irish Club president Helen Harrington. Celtic Ball raffle proceeds will be donated to homeless charity Project Rome.

Meanwhile for those who wish to raise a toast to St Patrick with a pint of Guinness, some of the pubs most favoured by the capital’s Irish expats include the Druid’s Den, the Fiddler’s Elbow, Finnegan’s, and Scholars Lounge, all of which are sure to attract large crowds over St Patrick’s weekend.