Wednesday, November 29, 2017


On Sunday, December 3rd, at 4pm, at the Church located just outside the Olgiata South entrance, don't miss this exclusive concert with the Italian Navy band, in favour of rare mitochondrial diseases and Epytheiloid Sarcome.

With the participation of St George's British International School young volunteers.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

welcome neighbor rome meets the orient

On Tuesday November 21st Welcome Neighbor gathered for a fund raising lunch at the Ristorante YU, Olgiata, in favour of the Integration Project organised by the Vivi Vejo Association to help immigrant children attending the local schools learn the Italian language and the Italian culture.  The Vivi Vejo volunteers, who have all received a certificate to teach Italian as a second language, have helped a certain number of children along the years and they have become a very needed part of the school system in Northern Rome.
Many thanks to the owners of the Ristorante YU Olgiata who prepared a lovely and abundant meal and donated two No limit dinners for the raffle and many thanks to the wonderful and friendly ladies who participated, representing so many countries from South America, to Africa, Northern and Southern Europe.   195 Euros were raised for the cause.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017


Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Egypt, the United States, Canada, Denmark, Scotland, England, MexicoSpain and France; these are some of the countries which were represented this morning at the kick off Welcome Neighbor lunch in Olgiata, at our lovely hostess Gabriela's beautiful and welcoming home.
New faces and new idea were presented as this year some of the meetings will either be for lunch or for a pizza in one of the many local restaurants.  Announcements were made about Rome International Church which offers a service in English on Sunday morning at St George's British International School, Italian cooking lessons by Elisabetta and middle eastern cooking lessons and catering by Carmen, as well as belly   dancing lessons to  start getting in shape for next summer, Italian and English lessons. 
A big warm welcome to new comers Kerry, Julia, Jacqui, Kate, Anna and Ganette.
Our next meeting in October in La Cerquetta, just outside Olgiata.
See you all there!

Friday, September 8, 2017

Great Garage Sale!!!

Great Garage Sale coming up! Saturday, September 16th, Cassia & GRA. Many household items, pieces of small nice furniture, beautiful glass and mirror display case, a very inexpensive armoire, 2 small tables on wheels, classic but inexpensive dining table with drop leaves, a chippendale couch and large chair, inexpensive wood couch, small desk, large desk, bookshelves galore, beautiful chaise, single hide-a-bed  folds up into a wall unit, large solid dark wood bed board, perfect table top, 2 side straight upholstered seat chairs, long sheer white curtains, books, beer steins, irons, kitchen stuff, etc. Have things to sell? Call to set up a table too. 9:00 AM- 1:00, Via Barbarano Romano 15. Bus 201 stops at our corner. Tel 06 3088 0506. Call or write for pic of specifics, or for an appointment. 

Saturday, September 2, 2017


 A large and friendly crowd filled the lovely grounds of St George's British International School yesterday to welcome new students and their families and as always, Welcome Neighbor Rome was invited to share the PSG table and give a brief presentation of who we are and what we have been doing as a volunteer service for the last 43 years.
Welcome Neighbor has seen all nationalities, backgrounds and religious beliefs and the most long lasting and precious friendships have come out of our meetings.
This year we'll have our first pot luck lunch in Olgiata located in Northern Rome just about 6 km from St George's and all expats with knowledge of English or even Italians returning to Italy who have lived abroad are most welcome.
Please let us know if you wish to attend our first lunch and if you could bring something of your choice to share.  You may confirm by sending an e-mail to paula.mtreu@vivivejo.org
It's a great way not only to make new friends but also to find out what to do in Rome, to get involved in volunteer work if you wish, to find out about other clubs and activities and so on.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Welcome Neighbor for a healthy and painless Back

Before taking off for the summer holidays, the Welcome Neighbor crowd gathered at Veronica Loguercio's beautiful villa in Le Rughe for a fun and delicious pot luck lunch enriched by homemade dishes and good wine.  Despite the hot weather, a pleasant breeze made the whole event much more delightful and bearable.
Dr Paula Dowidchuk, from Washington DC but married to an Italian, gave a brief presentation on Cranial Sacral therapy which she has been practicing for a few years and promised to come back to give a more thorough outlook on this very interesting pan relieving therapy. .
Many thanks to Veronica for being such a great hostess.  Welcome Neighbor will meet again in September in Olgiata and wishes everyone a fantastic summer.
Please don't forget to sign up for hosting a Welcome Neighbor meeting.  It is fun and not so much work after all.

Sunday, June 4, 2017


Tuesday June 13th at 11 am Welcome Neighbor Rome hosts yet another fantastic speaker who will portray the not so widely known Cranial Sacral Therapy, by Dr Paula Dowidchuk.
Cranial Sacral Therapy works with the cranial wave to promote wellness. It helps our cerebral spinal fluid to flow more completely throughout our body thereby helping us feel completely relieved and at one with ourselves.
This pot luck lunch will take place in Le Rughe, just 6 minutes from Olgiata.
Please make sure you reserve a spot as it is hosted in a private home and let us know whether you prefer to bring a savoury or sweet dish to share.
For info and reservations please rsvp by no later than Sunday, June 11th by sending an e-mail to info@vivivejo.org
We look forward to seeing you before we all break off for the summer!