Tuesday, October 18, 2016

CCR Walks: Ramblings on the Colle Oppio - November 27, 2016

Baths, princely mansions, luscious gardens and splendid statuary have been unearthed on the Colle Oppio. Eyewitnesses to these splendours include Pliny, Michelangelo, and the great 19th century archaeologist Rodolfo Lanciani. During this walk, we will be discussing these accounts and more recent findings on the hill during the last 15 years. Thanks to a special permit, we will also be visiting the so-called "Sette Sale" (Seven Halls) -- water cisterns from Trajan's Baths. All this and more as we unravel the fascinating history of this hill.

When: Sunday, November 27, 2016.
Time: 9:30 am sharp; 9:00 for coffee beforehand.
Meeting point: Colle Oppio area, exact location to be provided to those registered for this walk.
Cost: €10 for members and €15 for non-members. There is a supplemental entrance fee of €4 to the Sette Sale.
RSVP required by Thu. Nov. 24th, ATTN Joe at canadarome@gmail.com. You are financially responsible for your reservation.
NOTE: Please bring correct change.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Halloween Trunk-or-Treat Charity Party - October 31, 2016

This event is now sold out!
Join the CCR and the Canadian Embassy for a Halloween Trunk-or-Treat event! Children will be able to trick-or-treat and play games on the secure premises of the embassy and there will be pizza, drinks and candy for everyone. Decorate your car trunk to compete for the Scariest Trunk prize, enter the carving contest for the Most Creative Jack-o'-Lantern or take part in the Scary Bake Sale!

All proceeds from this event will be split between Project Rome (CCR's charity this season) and the Government of Canada’s Workplace Charitable Campaign.

Attendance at this event is limited to embassy staff and families, and to Canadian Club of Rome members and their children and friends.

When: Monday, October 31, 2016
Time: 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Where: Embassy of Canada
Cost: adults €7, children €5. Order your pumpkin via the embassy (€10) if you'd like to compete in the carving contest.
RSVP a.s.a.p. (spaces limited) and payment: canadarome@gmail.com ATTN Neeya; provide full name for the security list and bring ID to be shown at entrance. Please inform us if you'd like to decorate your car trunk (give licence plate number) and/or participate in the pumpkin-carving contest (so we can order the right number of pumpkins).

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

CCR Wine Tasting: The Age-Old Story of Chianti - November 12, 2016

Tuscany has been producing wine for centuries. Its first DOC dates back over 300 years. With a production of over 35 million bottles, most of which is exported, Chianti Classico is one of the best known wines in the world. Our first tasting of the season will explore the many styles of Chianti, a truly fascinating wine. 

Where: Residence of CCR member (Appia Antica area -- details will be sent to registered participants)
When: Saturday November 12, 2016
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Cost:  €25 for members (€35 for non-members)
RSVP to Linda and Paul by Wed. Nov. 9, at canadarome@gmail.com. Please note that you are financially responsible for your reservation.

Each session is given in French and Italian and focuses on a specific theme relative to Italian wines.

Daniele Maestri, well-known Italian sommelier and a favorite among CCR members for his knowledgeable and lively presentations, will again lead this lecture and wine-tasting. For those interested in ‘wining and dining’, Daniele writes in-depth articles on Italian wines and food for “Bibenda – Vini D’Italia” produced by the Italian Sommelier Foundation and he is also a major contributor to their wine guide.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Carmen as interpreted by the Orchestra di Piazza Vittorio - November 11, 2016

Love’s rebellious bird is back! After a successful introduction last year, the Orchestra di Piazza Vittorio returns to the Teatro Olimpico with its entertaining take on Bizet’s classic, Carmen. An amazing mosaic of rhythms, musical styles and languages -- “prends garde a toi!” Olé!

When:  Friday, November 11th, 2016
Time:  Performance commences at 9 pm. Confirmed participants will be advised by email on ticket retrieval arrangements.
Where: Teatro Olimpico, Piazza Gentile da Fabriano 17
Cost:  €20. As tickets at this special discounted price are limited, they are currently reserved for CCR members only and one accompanying non-CCR guest, on a first come basis. Non-members may be placed on a wait list. Included in the ticket cost is a small donation to the CCR’s 2016-2017 Charity, Project Rome - Tiburtina Tuesdays.
RSVP: ATTN Joe at canadarome@gmail.com.  Spaces are limited so reserve early.
NB: You are financially responsible for your reservation.

CCR Book Club - November 17, 2016

The CCR book club pick for November is "Do Not Say We Have Nothing" by Madeleine Thien.

When: Thursday, November 17, 2016
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Where: Near Education Ministry (between Viale Trastevere and the Janiculum Hill) -- exact address sent to confirmed participants by email.
Potluck Dinner: Please RSVP letting Nicoletta know what dish you will be preparing for 6 people.
Further info & RSVP: canadarome@gmail.com ATTN Nicoletta Barbarito.