Covid-19 Support

The Association recognizes that this can be a particular difficult period for members living alone. Though the Italian statistics are beginning to show some minor improvement, the situation has very much become a global concern affecting many countries. This will no doubt impact how Italy and other countries react to alleviating the self-isolation rule that has been in place since the beginning of March. 

As we adapt to staying at home the association is willing to support members in the following way:

  • If members are feeling lonely or do not have much opportunity to interact with other people or if members simply want to chat to someone different, the committee has made themselves available to support you. This can be either by phone or using one of the web conferencing tools such as Zoom. If you are interested in having a chat with a committee member, please email the association with your availability and we will put you into contact with a committee member.
  • If any association member would like support in getting set up with web conferencing technology to be able to engage with family and friends, email the association and we will put you into contact with someone that can help you.

The association is also organizing some online social events for members to attend. We will need to restrict number so we can achieve a successful online encounter. Information will be posted on our monthly Newsletter, on Facebook and on our website homepage.

What to do from home

Many cultural organizations are streaming live and recorded events that are free to watch, though some are available for a limited time only. We have selected some of these events and have listed them below for you to consider.


The Globe Theatre is streaming a free Shakespeare play every fortnight

The National Theatre is showing free full length plays every Thursday

The Royal Opera House are showing old performances

The Metropolitan Opera are offering a series of free nightly opera streams

Exhibitions and Museums

Rome Raffaello Exhibition online

Van Gogh at the Musèe d’Orsay, Paris

Virtual tour inside the Vatican Museum rooms of the Chiaroscuro

Additional information about museum virtual tours is available from this guide

Audio Books

Audible are offering free access to audio books whilst schools are closed

Free Online Courses



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