TASTING ROMAN HISTORY
If there’s one thing that’s undeniable in Rome, it’s the history. Of the city, the Republic, the Empire and the collapse of it all. The past calls out to you on every street corner, under every statue and in every painting. There are also many delicious ways to experience Roman history. Head to the Garum Museum, a cookery museum and library that retrace the host city’s history through its changing gastronomy. It all starts with the museum’s location: 87 Via dei Cerchi. The address is as famous as they come. It’s believed two young boys, Romulus and Remus, were suckled by a wolf here and went on to found the City of Rome. The story is a legend but inspired the building of several churches and monuments in the area. Back at the Garum Museum, visitors can browse an extensive collection of instruments used over the centuries in haute cuisine, patisserie, ice-cream making and everyday cooking. On the upper floor, there is a library with entertaining and surprising documentation which really gets its teeth into how recipes have changed from ancient to modern times.