October in Rome: what is Ottobrata Romana?

Oct 01, 2021 253

The expression "ottobrata romana" generally conjures up images of basking in Rome's Indian summer sunshine in October. However the phrase has its origins during the time of the traditional vendemmia, or grape harvest for wine, when Romans would hop on horse-drawn carts and head to vineyards outside the city walls for wine-soaked festivities.

This tradition, which lasted until the first decades of the 20th century, normally took place on Sundays - sometimes also Thursdays - and revolved around large meals featuring Roman specialities such as gnocchiabbacchio (lamb), and tripe.

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SOURCE: https://www.wantedinrome.com

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