It's Time for Thanksgiving! Are You Ready in Rome?

An Early Post to Help You Prepare

For U.S. travelers and expats, being overseas during the holidays can be challenging, especially if traveling alone.  If you are in Rome for this Thanksgiving, there are ways that you can celebrate this American holiday while in the Eternal City.

We have provided you with links to articles on what to do and where to go to create your own Roman Thanksgiving!


Image from Buzz in Rome: Click image to read their article “Happy 2014 Thanksgiving! American Food and Traditions in Rome”

Buzz in Romes article provides great tips on where to go in various parts of Rome, from Vivi Bistrot in the Villa Pamphili Park to the Hard Rock Cafe!  It includes information on how to create your own Thanksgiving “at home” by suggesting supermarkets and also bakeries, where you can buy traditional Thanksgiving pies and other desserts.


Image from Wikipedia: Click image to read their article on “Thanksgiving.”

Wanted in Rome is a one-stop shop for all things Thanksgiving in Rome.  Included in this listing of places to go are America’s Catholic Church in Rome, the Church of Santa Susanna, and the American International Club (open to guests).  Excerpt from the article:

“For those who would prefer to cook at home, the Castroni chain of shops stock many of the ingredients required for a Thanksgiving dinner. For a fun trip out of town, the Cinecittà World theme park in Castel Romano south of Rome is holding a four-day Thanksgiving special with discounts, brunches, majorettes, parades and live music from 27-30 November.

Please note that the US embassy in Rome is closed to the public on Thanksgiving Day.”


Image from Life in Italy: Click image to read article “Thanksgiving in Rome”

Life in Italy, as always, has done a wonderful job of reinforcing that cultural bridge between American and Italian.  In this Thanksgiving article, they focus on how to make the holiday your own while staying or permanently living abroad.  It includes information on the history of the American holiday and the Italian versions of Thanksgiving, as well as many places where you can find the ingredients that you need.

Needing Something Gluten-free or Vegan-friendly?

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  -Article by  Diedré Blake

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