Celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day in Rome with a tour of the Eternal City
March 17th is Saint Patrick’s Day! On this day the Irish community celebrates the patron saint of Ireland. In Italy, as in many other countries, it is a tradition to toast the famous Saint with friends and a pint of beer.
If you will be in Rome on Saturday, March 17, should you want to mix beer and Italian culture, here’s a nice tour you can take, so that you can make a toast with your friends in a real Irish pub and honor the patron of Ireland, while sightseeing in the beautiful city of Rome. It will be a unique experience!
It is a 5 km tour, that will take you into the spirit of the Roman empire and of the beauty of the Città Eterna (The Eternal City), while enjoying real Irish beer, and, should you like it, a Six-nations rugby match between Scotland and Italy (Stadio Olimpico), whose coach is Irishman Conor O’Shea. A good chance to support the Italian national team.
The pubs listed below are real Irish Pubs, where you can celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day together with English speaking people, in the real Irish spirit!
Click on the map below to see the tour of the most famous Irish pubs in Rome. If you have the google map app, click on the box that you see at the upper-right-hand corner of the map and create your own tour.
Here follows a “challenging” tour of the famous Irish pubs in Rome that we think you could enjoy, which will allow you to see the architectural beauties of the Italian capital while going from one pub to another, or, let’s say, in between toasts!
The starting point is The Druid’s Den Pub in Via di San Martino ai Monti, 28, in the Monti area, that you can reach via METRO A (stop PIAZZA VITTORIO), or METRO B (stop CAVOUR).
A) The Druid’s Den
Via di San Martino Ai Monti, 28
Between The Druid’s Den and The Fiddler’s Elbow you will find the enchanting church of Santa Maria Maggiore.
B) The Fiddler’s Elbow
Via dell’Olmata, 43
The Finnegan and the Shamrock pubs are located in the heart of the beautiful Monti area. The Shamrock pub is not too far from the Colosseum.
C) Finnegan Irish Pub Roma
Via Leonina, 66
D) Shamrock Pub
Via del Colosseo, 1
While going to the famous Trinity College Pub, you will be walking in via dei Fori Imperiali (on one side you will see the Colosseum, on the other one you will see the Vittoriano), and you will be able to admire the Mercati Traianei, then Piazza Venezia (where there is the Vittoriano), and the beginning of Via del Corso. The heart of Rome.
E) Trinity College Pub
Via del Collegio Romano, 6
If you aren’t too tipsy to keep walking, if you go from the Trinity pub to the Abbey pub, you will see so many things and places you can’t even imagine. Among these, you will see, Piazza di Sant’Ignazio, the Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Bagni di Nerone, Basilica di Sant’Eustachio, Piazza di Sant’Eustachio, Sant’Ivo alla Sapienza, and a lot more.
F) Abbey Theatre Irish Pub Roma
Via del Governo Vecchio 51, 53
So, enjoy your tour of the Eternal City, and…cheers!!
Oh! And don’t forget to wear green!