Rome and Latium for gourmets

The typical Roman food has its roots in the past and reflects the culinary traditions inherited from ancient times (some of the dishes still served are dated back to the Imperial Rome).  Roman food is a popular, simple, not sophisticated or elaborate, rich in flavours and character, and offers a big choice of  dishes and recipes based on wonderful products offered by nature.
From bread to appetisers, followed by extraordinary soups and pasta, and meat ( mainly baby lamb and not expensive cuts of meat – the so called “quinto quarto” – meaning mainly innards, cooked in a special way), fish and fantastic vegetables,  and end with desserts and renowned wines – this is a magnificent repertoire you will find in Rome. Sharp “pecorino” ewe milk  cheese from the nearby countryside is  a very important ingredient in many recipes together with fresh “ ricotta” cottage cheese.

Winegrowing in the Latium region has roots in truly ancient times, dating as far back as to the Etruscans. During the Roman times, vine growing was further developed and spread throughout the whole region.  After the fall of the Roman empire, it was the Benedictine monks who kept the wine-making tradition alive. Wine was necessary in order to celebrate mass, of course, but it was also drunk with meals in the monasteries. The popes of the Renaissance liked their wine, too, and ensured that Rome was kept well supplied.

Olive groves found their ideal environment in  Rome’s area where some of Italy’s best extra vergin olive oils are produces.  Sabina’s extra virgin olive oil, already mentioned by Cato, Horace and Cocumella, was the first in Italy to get DOP certification.

Rome and Latium for Event Destination

The typical Roman food has its roots in the past and reflects the culinary traditions inherited from ancient times (some of the dishes still served are dated back to the Imperial Rome).  Roman food is a popular, simple, not sophisticated or elaborate, rich in flavours and character, and offers a big choice of  dishes and...
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Rome for Gourmets

1st Day Early / late morning arrival at Rome FCO airport and  transfer to Fiumicino port to watch a lively, noisy fish-auction selling the night's catch. A pleasant walk through the town's picturesque fish market  will follow to learn a lot about Mediterranean seafood.           Lunch will be held at an elegant,...
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Rome Gourmet Escapade

1st Day Transfer from apt. to Sabina,  a rather unknown, very picturesque hilly area north east of Rome,  a land of gently hills clad with olive groves which  produce a exquisite extra virgin olive oil, one of the best produced in Italy and the first in Italy to get DOP certification. On arrival  there will be olive...
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