The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced the dedication and open house dates for a temple located in Rome, Italy. A free public open house will be held Jan. 28, 2019, through Feb. 16, 2019, excluding Sundays, according to a press release from the LDS Church. The temple is located in northeast Rome near the Grande Raccordo Anulare and will be formally dedicated March 10, 2019 through March 17, 2019. The LDS Church announced the Rome temple in October 2008. Construction began on the three-story, 40,000-square-foot building on Oct. 23, 2010. The temple will be part of a 15-acre religious and cultural center, according to the release, and it will serve 23,000 church members living in Italy.