Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Italy!

In Italia, la festa di San Patrizio si festeggia nei pub irlandesi oppure partecipando ai tanti eventi organizzati nelle principali città italiane. Da Milano a Bari, passando per Torino, Bologna, Parma, Pesaro, Napoli, Padova, Portomaggiore, Trieste, Cuneo e altri centri minori, si moltiplicano le iniziative legate al 17 marzo. Conosciuta in Irlanda e nel resto del mondo come il Saint Patrick’s Day, la festa, di origine cristiana, anche in Italia trova numerosi proseliti. Tra i pub irlandesi più conosciuti in Italia ci sono l’Abbey Theatre ed il Finnegan’s Irish Pub nel centro di Roma, ed il Mulligans di Milano.

St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, isn’t widely celebrated in Italy. But that’s not to say someone can’t find a good St. Patty’s Day party within the country best known for its romantic escapes, historic sites and museums and world-renowned cuisine. If you’re traveling in Italy on March 17 and yearning for a green beer or some Irish whiskey, perhaps consider one of these fun spots!

Joy’s Irish Pub, Bari. One of the most sought-after historic bars in Bari, Joy’s Pub boasts a true Irish-style bar with a “public house” feel. St. Patrick’s Day is a huge party here – live music, a bike parade, torchlight procession, costumes and masks, and Guinness and Peroni verde! Throughout the entire year, the pub offers music and Irish fare and beers.

Temple Bar, Bolzano. In the historic center of Bolzano in the Alto Adige region of northern Italy, sits Temple Bar, named the most authentic Irish pub outside of Ireland by the Irish Pubs Global Federation in March of 2015. And as their motto goes, “You will hear this more than once by the locals and not-so-locals who call Temple Bar their home. A small yet big hearted corner in the centre of Bolzano, run by two Dubliners and their crew, who serve their customers more than just a pint, they serve them a taste of Dublin!” This is clearly a place to be on St. Patrick’s Day. 

Finnegan’s Irish Pub, Florence and Rome. Claiming to be the only Irish-owned pub in Florence and in Rome, it would be safe to assume that Finnegan’s knows how to throw a St. Patrick’s Day party. The pub shows all football and rugby games and American football and car racing stating, “If it’s on and you want to see it, you can see it here.”

Irlanda in Festa, Rimini. The seaside town of Rimini, located on Italy’s east coast about 200 miles south of Venice in the Emilia Romagna region, celebrates three days-worth of events for St. Patrick. Concerts, Irish dinners, traditional music sessions, and, of course, Irish drink all take place throughout the festival.
Irlanda in Festa, Bologna. The big university city has lots of nightlife and is a great place to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Bologna’s Irish festival lasts several days and includes music, beer and more. The Celtic Druid Irish Pub is a good place to go for a traditional Guinness. Just be sure to wear green on the holiday!