HRM Queen Elizabeth II

It is with immense sadness that the Association and its members learned of the passing of the Great Queen Elizabeth II. A woman who devoted her life to service, she represented the quintessence of British Society. She was a constant in changing times, yet able to adapt her persona to continue to be relatable, even as society changed.

We are grateful for all she has done and for affording us with beautiful memories just a few months ago during her Platinum Jubilee. The association committee and its members extend their most earnest condolences to the royal family and the people of Britain and the Commonwealth.

What we do

The aim of the Association of British Ex-Pats in Italy is to provide a physical and virtual forum for British citizens residing in Italy, as well as promoting British interests in the country.

We aim to provide our members with opportunities to socialise, share experiences and network with a range of individuals. We achieve this by promoting and organising initiatives for our group, whilst also remaining in contact with British administrative and cultural offices present in Italy.

Our long term aim is to be a central source of information for all fellow British ex-pats by building a network of British citizens throughout Italy. We also hope to be able to  establish regional groups across the country, so that British ex-pats have a local group near them, wherever they live in Italy

Upcoming Events & News

Members will receive additional event information in the monthly newsletter.


September 24, 2022
ABEI members are invited to the 2022 AGM. See newsletter for information on how to get involved.


September 20th from 6.30pm to 8.30pm. See newsletter for further information. Don’t forget to book if you wish to join us!

Better than Therapy Book Club

The books for September are Eva Sleeps by Francesca Melandri and
The Shadow of the Window by Carlos Ruiz Zafón. The meeting will take place on September 29th at 4pm.

2022: Congratulations to Harry Shindler on winning his battle to abolish the 15 year voting rule!

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Review: Terracotta Statues of Orpheus and the Sirens

This remarkable exhibition of the famous sculptural group depicting Orpheus and the Sirens is currently being held until October 18th at the newly created Museum of Rescued Art. The statues will then be returned to Taranto, where they were first discovered.  The three figures, originally in vivid polychrome terracotta, date back to the latter half …

Christmas Lunch

This year’s Christmas lunch took place at the Hotel Lancelot. It was an exuberant celebration. We were met by alpha females Rosa Fusco (President)  and Mary Cordis (Committee Member). Wearing official Christmas headgear, they strutted up and down, ready to suppress any pockets of unruly behaviour.  When we were all seated, the waiter warned us …