Where in Rome to watch election results?
It will be early morning in Rome as the polls close back here so where do we go to watch talking heads? We will be in a dreadful cheap hotel so that won't work. And the local bars won't have CNN to go with our espressos. We didn't realize we would miss election night when we grabbed this cheap price months ago. And the Europeans are as anxious about the results as we are. Now where do we go?
My daughter is a student at John Cabot Univ. (trastevere); she is going to an all-night event (with pancakes, hence the appropriateness for Chowhound posting) hosted by Democrats Abroad at Termini Station. I'm not sure if one needs to be a member of Dem. Abroad to get in, or to reserve a spot ahead, but they did provide other election event info:
Tuesday, Nov. 4, from 9 PM on. Election Party at Parco dei Principi Hotel Conference Center, Via G. Frescobaldi 5, in Parioli. Organized by Democrats and Republicans for the whole Rome community. E50 RSVP: email@example.com
Tuesday, Nov. 4, from 9:30 PM on. Election Party at Spazio Etoile, Via del Corso at Piazza S. Lorenzo in Lucina. Organized by the Italy-USA Foundation, and Sky TG24. For more information, see www.italiausa.org.
Wednesday, Nov. 5, from 4 AM on. Rose Garden Hotel on election night. Obama supporters are invited to watch election results on a large screen for up to 50 people. Breakfast will be available from 7 am until 10 am. E 25 including a full buffet breakfast. firstname.lastname@example.org. Prepaid reservations only.
Oh, I do hope someone responds to this question, as I've been wondering myself. I know that the Scholars' Pub down the street from Il Gesu on via Plebiscito toward piazza Venezia has satellite TV (I found SEC football to watch last year at this place), but I don't know if they'll break the sports monopoly to allow for election returns.