American Exchange Rome (AER) is the TOP network for contemporary, vibrant American & international women in Rome.  Created in 2012, this network is non-profit, non-sectarian, non-partisan; promoting camaraderie and community, with exchanges of information on living/working in Rome, plus celebrating life with our friends and families. AER is also the home of a widely popular, free eList subscription service called Free Exchange.


Free Exchange women are invited to a variety of events throughout the month (September through June) to satisfy everyone’s pleasure and time constraints.

Evening events include the monthly aperitivo Toast to Freedom, a general gathering (held in the 3rd week of each month) for some precious face time and also welcomes partners, family and friends. Our monthly FEED (Free Exchange Education & Discovery) is a smaller group which meets to discuss a specific topic of current interest, informally guided by an invited expert.

Morning gatherings include a monthly book club group (contemporary lit.) and informal Tea Times periodically arranged in cozy tea salons or in private homes.

Free Exchangers can also enjoy participating in organized activities arranged throughout the year on our favorite themes: culture & art, fitness & health, food & wine, lifestyle & nutrition, English theatre & cinema, civic & international initiatives and community service.


Subscriptions to our Free Exchange eList are open to English-speaking women residing in or nearby Rome, Italy.  Democratic principles, ethics and integrity are paramount to our mission of promoting fellowship and goodwill within our community. Subscribers stay in touch with a self-governed elist “Free Exchange” without any burden of regulations, censorship or dues/fees.

AER offers free subscriptions to all Americans and English-speaking members of the international community in Rome, with an invitation and sponsorship from three current subscribers.

Send us an email with your three Free Exchange sponsors to be part of this unique elist -or- if you are new to Rome and want to participate:


AER enthusiastically supports the efforts of Retake Rome, a local grass-roots movement dedicated to beautifying Roman neighborhoods by removing vandalistic graffiti, trash and urban decay; Women for Women International helping women move from crisis and poverty to stability and self-sufficiency and Save the Children Italia Onlus.