Tag Archives: thermopolium

Ancient Roman Restaurants, Taverns and Inns

Today felt quite productive–at least for my team.  After a group tour and lesson on the finer habits of Roman hygiene, courtesy of Mary Meir, we were temporarily delayed by a really nice bakery that lay between us and our … Continue reading

Posted in Ancient Rome, Pompeii Food & Drink Project Redux | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Ostia Antica…

Wow!  The summer the trains heading out of Rome for the beach, are packed!  Unfortunately, Ostia Antica (the ancient port town at the mouth of the Tiber) lies 3 stops on the line before you get to the beach.  Luckily, … Continue reading

Posted in Ancient Rome, Rome | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Isis, cows and Lemonsoda

Today we started off in the House of Successus. There’s a large thermopolium in front and, once again, the professori feel that at one point this house was converted to a restaurant. I was dictating notes for Dr Curtis and a couple walked up, listened in a bit and said “that’s not what the guidebook says”. Everyone thought that was just funny… Continue reading

Posted in Pompeii Food & Drink Project Redux, Rome | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment