On June 19th, the Association of British Ex-Pats and their members concluded their summer rooftop aperitif evenings on the beautiful terrace of 9 Cesari, where 16 members and their friends enjoyed drinks and snacks overlooking the roof tops of Rome and the spectacular church of S. Ignazio.
We wiill take a break and no aperitif evening will be held in July or August but we will be back in September 2018. We hope to see you then!
Cultural Event April 2018
At 10am, on a sunny Saturday in April, a group of British Expat members and their friends eagerly waited outside the archeological site of Ostia Antica for their guide Ferruccio Trabalzi. Ferruccio is a professor of Sociology and Anthropology at The American University of Rome. His area of interest is Roman urban spaces and how they relate to identity and culture. His wealth of knowledge on the Ostia site and its importance as a commercial and trading hub for the Romans, delighted members. Not only did he give the group insights into the organization and structure of Roman towns and how Roman life unfolded, he also gave details on how the site was rediscovered and embellished to become one of the best examples of urban ancient Rome, available today.
The visit included stops to the Baths of Neptune, the Theatre of Ostia and the Forum of the Corporations.
At 2pm members thanked Ferruccio for his delightful tour and walked away from the quiet and peaceful site of Ostia Antica, heading towards the hustle and bustle of everyday life in Rome.
Below is a list of our recent events:
Remembrance Day: November 10
Pub Quiz: October 30
Bonfire Night: November 4
Coffee Morning: October 14
Cultural Event - Walking tour of Ghetto: September 9
Film Evening: July 7
Money Matters: May 5
Cultural Event - Palazzo Doria Pamphili: April 8
Cultural Event - Santa Cecilia in Trastevere: February 24
Book Clubs: Held monthly
Social Aperitifs: Held monthly