While our journeys to Rome may be different, AWAR members share a common commitment to this beautiful community and the people who live here.

Founded in 1955 at the suggestion of then U.S. Ambassador to Italy, Clare Boothe Luce, The American Women’s Association of Rome (AWAR) is a non-political, non-sectarian and not-for-profit organization.

Our mission is to promote friendship among our members and understanding between Italy and the United States through cultural, educational, and social events, and community service. 

Participating in AWAR offers unique opportunities for personal enrichment and connection to the community.

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Before you see the Torlonia show …

Our October guest speaker, Elizabeth Bartman, is a world-renowned expert in Roman sculpture with a special interest in what she calls the statues’ “afterlife”—what happened to them in collections and at the hands of restorers. She’ll give us an essential prologue to the show, with an introduction to the Torlonia family and how they acquired so many priceless works as well as a preview of some of the works on display.

Please join our October 27th General Meeting on Zoom @ 5p.m., with special guest Elizabeth Bartman. This event is open to members and guests of members only. 

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   Letter from Our President

When I first arrived in Rome, I was brand new to the city and the country. I learned of the American Women's Association of Rome (AWAR) through a friend, and I am so happy that I did. AWAR is a vibrant community of dynamic women who value friendship, charity, and culture. AWAR helped me develop a network of friends and support, and unveiled special opportunities for me to celebrate my new home in Rome.

It is an honor to serve as the president of AWAR, alongside so many dedicated volunteers and our global partners. Founded in 1955, AWAR has an impressive legacy of bringing global women and community leaders together. When you join AWAR you become part of our unfolding story. I look forward to a full calendar of events and gatherings with our members this year, and encourage any potential members to reach out to learn more about joining or collaborating with AWAR.

In Friendship,

Jennifer Landini

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Two cultures joined by a feminine figure

On the left, the goddess Venus, ancestress of Rome, appears on an ancient Roman coin which has been embedded in a laurel leaf to become the symbolic medallion of AWAR.  On the right, she appears on one of the famed Liberty gold coins which were first minted in the United States in 1838.

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