We had a cooking class in the rione or neighbourhood of Aventino, where we’ve never been before. Saw some new sights.
Don’t know what this is:
Tempo di Portunus or Temple of Fortunata Virilus:
Tempo di Ercole Vincitore or Temple of Hercules Victor:
Our instructor’s home was in a nice area:
Our cooking class started with a chat about Italian cooking and Roman cooking, in particular. We sampled some ricotta cheese, some of which went into ravioli, and sampled some breads, cheese and olives:
Made some tiramisu with local chocolate biscuits instead of ladyfingers:
Made tomato sauce for the ravioli, saltimbocca and vitello Marsala, and spring zucchini.
We were glad for the walk home. Stopped at the Buco Della serratura di Roma, a keyhole through which you can see the dome of St Peters. There was quite a queue and my photo was terrible.
Went onto the Giardino degli Aranci, where views were better and no queues.
Scott demonstrating how to use a public fountain. If you plug the down spout, a stream shoots out the top.
Walked past the rose garden, but it looked like a wedding might be happening.
Went to Bocca Della Verita.. It features in a scene in “Roman Holiday” an Audrey Hepburn, Gregory Peck 1953 movie. There was another queue of people; they were wanting to stick their hand in the mouth.
Supposedly if you tell a lie, the mouth will bite your hand off. We didn’t try.
Went into Il Gesu to look at the illusionist ceiling by Gaulli also known as Baciccio :
It also has a neck friendly mirror.
Thursday in Rome is the day Romans eat gnocchi. I decide to follow suite.
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The building in the first picture is the Teatro Di Marcello. We were told it is older than the Coloseum by a century, give or take a few years. The top portion was removed and made into apartments which the owners are not allowed to renovate because of the historical significance of the building
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I eventually figured out the name. We were walking on Via Teatro di Marcello. It should have given us a clue.