How close-knit is the expat community in this area? How do I get involved with it?
Some communities are very close-knit; for example, the French community or the American community. An expat can get involved in these expat organizations by attending their luncheons or events, including those that celebrate each country's national holidays. Other good networking venues are English-speaking churches.
Beside expat groups, what is the best way to make social connections outside of work?
The following are some typical expat groups that can help you to meet people:
English-speaking - American Women's Association, Professional Women's o Association (PWA),
- French-speaking - Rome Accueil
- Finnish-speaking - Club Finlandia
- German-speaking - Goethe Institut
Where can I meet other singles in this city?
Rome is an easy place to make friends. In the evenings, many places such as Trastevere, Campo de Fiori and Piazza Navona are relaxed and full of people. Pubs and restaurants are open until late. Also, be sure to get a taste of Italy's wonderful wine in Campo de Fiori and enjoy a wonderful Roman meal in Trastevere!
Are there any unique networking opportunities for accompanying partners?
There are thousands of networking opportunities in Rome; among the most prominent are the American Women's Association, Rome Accueil for French, English community c/o UK Embassy in Rome and the Goethe Institute for Germans. Magazines include: Wanted in Rome, Where Rome, Living in Rome, etc.
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