Some of America's best-known high school marching bands will perform in a parade in central Rome on 1 January to celebrate New Year's Day.
The 11th edition of the annual event involves American marching bands joining forces with their Italian counterparts to perform alongside majorettes, street performers and dance groups, starting in Piazza del Popolo at 15.30.
The parade's route comprises Via del Corso, Via dei Condotti, Piazza di Spagna, Via del Babuino, Via di Ripetta and Piazza Augusto Imperatore before returning back along Via del Corso for the gran finale in Piazza del Popolo.
There will also be performances during the New Year period in the church of S. Maria in Montesanto and the Basilica of S. Giovanni dei Fiorentini di Roma. For full details see website or Facebook page.