Rome’s great gladiatorial arena is the most thrilling of the city's ancient sights. Originally known as the Flavian Amphitheatre, the 50,000-seat Colosseum (Colosseo) was inaugurated in AD 80 and used to stage spectacular gladiatorial games in front of baying, bloodthirsty crowds. Two thousand years on and it's Italy's top tourist attraction, drawing up to five million visitors a year.
The typical Roman food has its roots in the past and reflects the old traditions in most of its offerings. It is based on fresh vegetables (the king is definitely the artichoke, whether deep fried, simmered in olive oil with garlic and mint, or “alla giudia”), not expensive cuts of meats (the so called “quinto quarto,” meaning mainly innards, cooked with herbs and hot chilli pepper). It also consists of deep fried, tasty appetizers (such as salted cod and filled zucchini blossoms) and sharp “pecorino cheese" (made from sheep’s milk from the nearby countryside), a very important ingredient in many recipes.
The culture and traditions in Rome reflect its historic past and celebrate the modern world. Rome culture is an eclectic mix of high culture, the arts, fashion and historic architecture. Daily life centers around enduring Rome traditions rich in religion and food. It is this contrast of historic and modern culture and traditions that defines Rome as the Eternal City.
Much of the Roman clothing culture is based on the Greek fashion. They were also influenced by the Egyptians during the middle of 200 BC, but later on they developed their own clothing style, known as the Roman Clothing. To Romans, clothing was not just a means of covering their body, but it was highly symbolic exhibiting an indication of their class, social status, age gender, and occupation.
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The restaurant Alle Fratte di Trastevere is situated in the heart of the pictoresque neighborhood located on the banks of the river Tiber called Trastevere. Our cuisine is inspired and in continuous evolution with dishes from the tradition of the Naples area as well as typical roman dishes. The walls are covered with huge trompe l’oeils painted on commission especially for our restaurant, depicting popular scenes: you will find yourself immersed in the late 18th century Rome. Our care for details and for the freshness and quality of our ingredients is our guarantee for your satisfaction.