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Welcome to the American Club of Rome!

The American Club of Rome represents an internationally focused, non-profit organization that promotes a friendly exchange of American traditions, culture and values.

 

The ACR was founded as a Men’s Club in 1953 by Henry R. Luce, founder of Time magazine and an industry leader in American Journalism. As husband of Congresswoman Clare Boothe Luce, the U.S. Ambassador to Italy from 1953-56, Henry Luce felt there was a need for an organization that provided opportunities for Americans to socialize and network while living abroad.  The ACR has since developed into an open society for American expats and Italian locals to form a community and share their respective cultures in a comfortable and broadening atmosphere. 

 

In recognition our first honorary Ambassador to the club, renowned author, playwright and US Ambassador Boothe Luce, we continue the tradition of extending the role of honorary President and Vice President to the U.S. Ambassadors to Italy, the Holy See and the USUN mission.


The American Club of Rome welcomes American professionals, diplomats, entrepreneurs, ex-pats and international citizens seeking to expand their social and professional networks through cultural, educational and community-based exchange.

Mission Statement:

To encourage Americans, Italians, and citizens of other countries to meet in a congenial atmosphere where they may enjoy mutual interests and experiences through cultural, educational, and social exchanges. To celebrate global cultures, foster productive interpersonal dialogue, and enrich international friendships through participation in, and support of, activities of a business, social, civil, and charitable nature.

Upcoming Events

  • ACR Summer Aperitivo by El Porteño
    ACR Summer Aperitivo by El Porteño
    Wed, Jul 24
    Flores Terrazza Rooftop Bar
    Jul 24, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Flores Terrazza Rooftop Bar, Via dell’Umiltà, 36, Roma
    Jul 24, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Flores Terrazza Rooftop Bar, Via dell’Umiltà, 36, Roma
    Cool off, enjoy the view and enjoy our last aperitivo for the season. Let your last drink in the city with us, before your next drink at the beach for the summer, be done in style at the Rooftop Bar at El Porteño.
  • Fall Fest Aperitivo
    Fall Fest Aperitivo
    Thu, Sep 19
    Hoxton Hotel
    Sep 19, 2024, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
    Hoxton Hotel, L.go Benedetto Marcello, 220, 00198 Roma RM, Italy
    Sep 19, 2024, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
    Hoxton Hotel, L.go Benedetto Marcello, 220, 00198 Roma RM, Italy
    As the leaves start to change and the cool weather is the first sign that the festive season is at our doorstep, join us for a toast.
  • Puttin' On the Ritz Community Awards
    Puttin' On the Ritz Community Awards
    Thu, Oct 17
    Roma
    Oct 17, 2024, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
    Roma, Via Vittorio Veneto, 70, 00187 Roma RM, Italy
    Oct 17, 2024, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
    Roma, Via Vittorio Veneto, 70, 00187 Roma RM, Italy
  • ACR Annual Thanksgiving Dinner
    ACR Annual Thanksgiving Dinner
    Thu, Nov 28
    Location is TBD
    Nov 28, 2024, 5:30 PM – 10:30 PM
    Location is TBD
    Nov 28, 2024, 5:30 PM – 10:30 PM
    Location is TBD
  • A Merry Bubblè Christmas Toast
    A Merry Bubblè Christmas Toast
    Thu, Dec 12
    Vivi Piazza Venezia PALAZZO BONAPARTE
    Dec 12, 2024, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
    Vivi Piazza Venezia PALAZZO BONAPARTE, Piazza Venezia, 5, 00187 Roma RM, Italy
    Dec 12, 2024, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
    Vivi Piazza Venezia PALAZZO BONAPARTE, Piazza Venezia, 5, 00187 Roma RM, Italy
    Bubblès will be the star of this festive affair and Christmas music will set the stage. Let's share a twinkle of holiday spirit together for our last aperitivo of the year.
  • Universities of Rome July Social
    Universities of Rome July Social
    Date and time is TBD
    CAFFÈ DELLE ESPOSIZIONI
    Date and time is TBD
    CAFFÈ DELLE ESPOSIZIONI, Via Nazionale, 194, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
    Date and time is TBD
    CAFFÈ DELLE ESPOSIZIONI, Via Nazionale, 194, 00184 Roma RM, Italy
    Do you attend one of Rome's prestigious Universities? Would you like to participate in our first-ever social designed to foster cultural exchange? Join us for the launch of our University Mixer Series.
  • ACR Annual Independence Day Bash!
    ACR Annual Independence Day Bash!
    Date and time is TBD
    Location is TBD
    Date and time is TBD
    Location is TBD
    Date and time is TBD
    Location is TBD
  • Aperitivo by The Beauty Biologist
    Aperitivo by The Beauty Biologist
    Time is TBD
    Roma
    Time is TBD
    Roma, Largo Filippo Rosa, 12, 00144 Roma RM, Italy
    Time is TBD
    Roma, Largo Filippo Rosa, 12, 00144 Roma RM, Italy
    ACR invites you to participate in an exclusive beauty workshop. Get a personalized perfume made of natural essence, take a break from your busy routine, and live a luxurious and relaxing experience at the skin care biologistʼs innovative Alchemist Beauty Bar. Enjoy food, drinks, and more!
Our Purpose

Why become an ACR Member?

As a member of ACR you will enjoy many valuable benefits, including special member-only discounts, unique marketing opportunities with our Business Memberships, invitations to members-only events at exclusive locations throughout Rome, social and business networking opportunities, and automatic membership into the Association of American Clubs (AAC), which provides reciprocal benefits to all of the member clubs around the world.

 

We are a fantastic and varied group of individuals who share many interests and we look forward to welcoming you to Rome and to other AICR members!

 

Interested in joining us at ACR and want to know more? Simply subscribe to our mailing list below and be kept up to date about upcoming events and unique membership opportunities.

Our Purpose

The purpose of the club is to encourage Americans, Italians, and citizens of other countries to meet in a congenial, relaxed atmosphere and to provide its members an opportunity to enjoy mutual interests and experiences through cultural, educational, and social exchanges. The American Club of Rome is committed to the enrichment of international friendships through participation in, and support of, activities of a business, social, civil, and charitable nature.

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Cultural Exchange

ACR is committed to the enrichment of international friendships through participation in, and support of, activities of a business, social, civil, and charitable nature.

Meet & Greet

The purpose of the club is to encourage Americans, Italians, and citizens of other countries to meet in a congenial atmosphere and to provide its members an opportunity to enjoy mutual interests and experiences through cultural, educational, and social exchanges.

Events

Dinners, happy hours, theater evenings, business networking mixers, cultural tours, professional lectures, holiday parties, tax seminars, and more! Check out our upcoming events and join us!

Volunteering

ACR raises funds for many worthwhile charities such as the World Food Programme, Casa di Kim, Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, Environment Welfare organizations, Animal Welfare organizations, Dress for Sucess, and the Italian Red Cross.

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