Sunday, April 6, 2014

Exploring Rome's Eataly and Civita Castellana

One of the positive things about  publishing and  promoting  books in Italy  is being invited to unusual venues and   exploring nearby towns. 

 one of several restaurants  in Eataly 

Alessandra producer of olive oil in Bassano in Teverina (VT) 

colorful honey  
fresh mozzarella 

modern, functional super food store 
wine and oil sectors 
This week  we spent a day at Rome’s Eataly,  located in a hangar-like building that used to be the  unpleasant Air Terminal  at Ostiense. 

all this attention for the  amatriciana pasta
meeting of cooks, Fulvio and Antonello Colonna 


After the press conference  presented by  TV personality  Maria Concetta Mattei,  cook Antonella Colonna  whipped up his version of  bucatini all’amatriciana and exchanged cookbooks with Fulvio.

Monte Soratte and  new construction 

Yesterday instead  we traveled  east 40 kms  from home to present Fulvio’s “Olio e Ricordi in Cucina” at  the Libroteca  bookshop in Civita Castellana. 

Since  there was a half hour before the official event, there was time to  explore the  city’s  Duomo famous for its Cosmatesque pavement  and crypt.

Duomo, Civita Castellana 

Duomo interior 

Roman bits adorn the facade 

each  of the columns has a different capital 

After the book presentation, carefully set up by the bookshop owner,  Tusciagnam  organized a wine tasting with a sommellier and nibbles. 
wine tasting 

in Mastro Cencio's cavelike workshop

No one should stop in Civita Castellana without visiting the ceramics workshop of Mastro Cencio, and the 16th century fortress  where the museum is located.
modern plates 

and traditional ceramics 

Fortress of Sangallo 

1 comment:

  1. This is so proud of both of you..what an honor..wish I could have been there!!! tanti auguri