The Fiddler's Elbow in Rome celebrates Bloomsday on Sunday 16 June, beginning at 10.00.
The capital's oldest Irish pub presents readings in English and Italian, followed by a special Joycean lunch nearby at The Old Marconi.
The annual Bloomsday event sees Dublin and other cities around the world commemorate the life of Irish writer James Joyce. The day is dedicated in particular to the character of Leopold Bloom from Joyce's novel Ulysses which is set on 16 June 1904.
Period costume is encouraged by Fiddler's Elbow owner Gino Bottigliero who informed Wanted in Rome that he will be wearing his best straw hat for the occasion.
Later this month, the 17th annual Trieste Joyce School takes place at the University of Trieste from 30 June-6 July. For full details see website.