New Ria Store opens next door to Italy’s iconic Pantheon

As far as Ria Store locations go, this is probably the most iconic yet.

Situated next to one of the most famous landmarks in Rome – The Pantheon – Italy’s newest addition to the Ria Store network is already buzzing with people looking for currency exchange and money transfer.

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Ria staff ride Segways in the square, a modern contrast to Italy’s Ancient Pantheon behind them, estimated to have been completed around 126AD.

Europe has been steadily adding new locations to the Retail network with recent additions in Sweden and Spain. In the United States, Ria has been expanding significantly while in Latin America, Ria opened its fourth store in Chile this January.

The Italian store’s grand opening, which took place at the end of March, saw customers treated to the full Ria experience, including spot prizes, orange snacks, and that ever-present Ria spirit.

Silvia Pastormerlo, Country Manager for Ria Italy, who helped to cut the ribbon at the opening, said, “Our new ‘Pantheon Store’ in the heart of Rome is the result of many months of planning. It’s a great example of the Ria brand and I know my team will give each customer that comes to visit, great service.

“We’re not only serving the many tourists that come to Rome, but also  the local community,” she added.

Cutting the ribbon Ria Italy Store Grand Opening

Ria’s Fabio Allegrucci, Silvia Pastormerlo, and Costas Zertalis cut the ribbon at the Grand Opening of Ria Italy’s new ‘Pantheon Store’ in the heart of Rome.

“Customers in Italy now have another convenient location to make currency exchange, or send and receive money,” explained Fabio Allegrucci, Ria’s Retail Manager for Italy. “As always we are offering competitive rates, which forms part of our core business proposition.

“The Ria Segways have also become a talking point in the square, attracting people with their chariot-style facade,” Fabio added.

Costas Zertalis, Ria’s European Retail Director, said, “I am very proud and honoured to be part of the grand opening of our new Ria Store in Rome, Italy. As far as locations go, it doesn’t get much better than next door to The Pantheon.

“The store is already receiving plenty of foot traffic, and with an estimated six million people visiting The Pantheon each year, we are definitely in the right place. I’d like to congratulate the entire team that helped make this opening possible,” Costas affirmed.

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Fabio Allegrucci, Ria’s Retail Manager for Italy (left) with Costas Zertalis, European Retail Director, (right) in front of the new ‘Pantheon Store’ which opened in Rome at the end of March.