Oldest Irish pub in Rome marks milestone with a week-long party.
The Fiddler's Elbow in Rome, the first Irish owned and run pub in Italy, celebrates its 45th anniversary with a week of live music events from 23-31 October.
The pub opened in 1976 on Via Sforza in the Monti district before moving three years later to its current location on Via dell'Olmata 43, in the shadow of the Basilica di S. Maria Maggiore.
Over the decades the pub has welcomed guests ranging from Irish prime ministers to Hollywood legend Sylvester Stallone, tennis ace John McEnroe and CNN news anchor Christiane Amanpour.
The pub regularly holds traditional Irish music sessions and is a sister pub of the nearby Druid’s Den and The Old Marconi.
For details of the 45th anniversary music programme see the pub's Facebook page
. Photo Richard P Gibbs.