Spirit of Scotland: Whisky festival in Rome

4-5 March. This two-day event showcases a vast range of Scotland’s whisky, from well-known to rare, and includes tastings and masterclasses by industry experts.

Now in its sixth year, the Spirit of Scotland festival also involves traditional Scottish fare such as shortbread, salmon and jams displayed alongside Italian delicacies.

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Organisers say that a novelty this year is a cocktail area showcasing the "best cocktail bars in all of Italy."

The festival, which enjoys the patronage of the British embassy in Rome, takes place at the Salone delle Fontane, EUR. For full details see website.