Ancient Roman Houses

 A private guided visit to the famed Case Romane (Ancient Roman Houses), recently restored and reopened to the public, will be the subject of our January general meeting. Located on the Celio hill beneath the Church of SS Giovanni and Paolo (pictured above), the Roman houses offer a vivid reminder of times past with wall paintings of elaborate flower arrangements, garlanded animals and faux marble decor on stucco. The visit will be followed by an aperitif-dinner featuring ancient Roman culinary recipies.

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