The Highlander Scottish pub celebrates Burns Night with a day of festivities centred around Scotland's Robert Burns on Sunday 25 January, from midday until 02.00.
Widely regarded as Scotland's national poet, Burns (1759-1796) wrote in the Scots language as well as English. He is perhaps best known for composing Auld Lang Syne, traditionally sung to welcome in the new year.
The Highlander is serving Scottish food such as haggis, salmon and shortbeard until 20.00, and the highlight of the day is a performance of live Scottish music by the City of Rome Pipe Band, from 18.00-20.00.
The band comprises bagpiper Francesco Toiati, flautist Luca Verzulli from The Shire, drummer Paolo Serbelloni, and guitarist and vocalist Marzio Venuti Mazzi, who told Wanted in Rome "We'll play some Scottish classics songs, and some tunes with small pipe and great highland bagpipe with the pipe major of City of Rome Pipe Band."
The Highlander strongly recommends reservations for the concert.
The evening ends with an open mic session, starting at 23.00, with songs interspersed with the poetry of Burns.
For more info see the bar's Facebook page.