Friday, March 24, 2017

CCR Book Club - April 27, 2017

The CCR Book Club's choice in April is the novel "The Little Paris Bookshop" by Nina George. 


When: Thursday, April 27, 2017
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Where: Centro Storico/Via Giulia -- 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.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

CCR Book Club - March 22, 2017

The CCR book club pick for March is "The Rosie Project" by Graeme Simsion.


When: Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Where: Near Piazza Verbano/Corso Trieste -- 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.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

“Beware of the Ides of March!” Aperitivo - March 15, 2017

March 15th marks the anniversary of the assassination of Julius Caesar -- the Ides of March in 44 BC, in fact!


To mark the occasion the CCR is organizing an aperitivo-buffet including a fun quiz session. We'll be very close to the scene of the crime by Largo Argentina. Come to meet up with friends, test your knowledge of ancient Rome, and enjoy a drink and some yummies. Wear your toga or other ancient Roman apparel! There will be prizes to win and fun for all -- and a special prize for best costume!

When: Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Time: 6.30 p.m. on
Where: Valle Restaurant & Club, Largo del Teatro Valle 7
Cost: €10 for a drink and buffet (additional drinks €5 each)
RSVP: canadarome@gmail ATTN Marielle by Mon. 13th Mar. 2017. Reserving will ensure you are included in the CCR's seating area.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

CCR Walks: Cola di Rienzo - March 18, 2017

Who was Cola di Rienzo? A rabble-rouser? A man ahead of his time? A humanist or an impostor?

This walk meanders from the banks of the Tiber to the Capitoline Hill, unraveling the many strands of his amazing tale, from his birth in an obscure inn to his mission to the glittering Papal court at Avignon, to finally becoming an inspiration as a Risorgimento hero in the 19th century, hundreds of years after his death!



When: Saturday, March 18, 2017
Time: 9:30 a.m. for coffee; 10 a.m. for the walk.
Meeting point: Via Petroselli area; exact location to be provided to those registered for this walk.
Cost: €10 for members and €15 for non-members.
RSVP required by Thu. Mar. 16, ATTN Joe at canadarome@gmail.com. You are financially responsible for your reservation.
NB: Please bring correct change.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

CCR Wine Tasting: Wines from Le Marche and Abruzzo - February 25, 2017

Let’s taste the difference! This tasting will introduce us to top quality wines made from Montepulciano grapes grown in the Marche and Abruzzo regions of Italy. At the end of the tasting we will share appetizers, a light dinner and enjoy ‘les fonds de bouteilles’.


Where: Residence of CCR members (Piazza Barberini area -- details will be sent to registered participants.
When: Saturday February 25, 2017
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Cost:  €25 for members (€35 for non-members)
RSVP to Linda and Paul by Wednesday February 22, 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 related 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 a major contributor to their wine guide.