Culinary delights from Ancient Rome

The evening begins with Roman rose wine as an aperitif to welcome you to the inner courtyard of the villa. Authentic Roman music is played live in the background. The five-course meal was prepared according to recipes by Apicius, a gourmet who lived in the first half of the 1st c AD, and is served on magnificent trays in the light of oil lamps. 

Between courses, you are welcome to look over the shoulders of the cooks in the Roman kitchen in the villa to see what they are up to. There is commentary to accompany the courses in this banquet that explains different aspects of Ancient Roman cuisine. 

The overall refinement and diversity of Ancient Roman cuisine and taste are not fully revealed until the ancient descriptions are transformed into workable recipes and a door is opened to an age when a distinctive culture of enjoyment was central to a cultivated life style.

Duration of program: About 3 hours/can start from 5:00 p.m. onward
Minimum size of group: 25 people
Price per person: € 95 (including wine to accompany each course)
(Children aged 10 and less: € 76)
Maximum capacity: Villa Urbana 40 people; Basilica Thermarum 70 people