Il calendario dice che siamo in primavera....tutto è in ritardo ed anche gli asparagi selvatici che di solito si esauriscono con Pasqua sono ancora bellissimi. Oggi tagliatelle fresche con asparagi selvatici e guanciale croccante. The calendar states we are in Spring....all is on delay and even wild asparagus always available till April are still around. Today fresh home made fettuccine with wild asparagus and crunchy porc cheecks. # Gnammy# asparagi# golosità# Spring # tradizione#
Если вам кажется, что вы попали на съемки классического фильма об итальянской жизни, неспешно протекающей на узких улочках с гирляндами цветов и свежевыстиранного белья на фоне храмов удивительной красоты, значит, Вы попали в Трастевере – самый романтичный и колоритный район.
I love old churches Today we walked around Trastevere (the neighbourhood we live in) to look at how it’s changed (specifically since the 70’s and with the increase of tourism, American students, and companies like Airbnb). Everything was very interesting to see but my favourite was the different churches. The first church we saw today was actually Basilica di Santa Maria (Basilica of our Lady in Trastevere). It’s considered one of the oldest churches in Rome and the first to be dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Mass was still happening when we stopped by so I didn’t take any pictures of it, but it’s absolutely beautiful inside. As for these pictures... 1. First is a courtyard to the entryway of what used to be a monastery but now functions as a hospital (Nuovo Regina Margherita), there’s a video of the convent’s cloister in my story. 2. A cat that was walking through the hallways and followed us out into the cloister. The Italian professor walking with us was very entertained that we all noticed the cat - apparently all American students get excited over animals. 3. A picture from the cloister with the benches and the hallway that goes all of the way around. 4. Chiesa di San Francesco a Ripa Grande, church dedicated to Francis of Assisi who would stay in the convent whenever visiting Rome. 5. Santa Cecilia in Trastevere is a fifth century church dedicated to martyr Saint Cecilia, patron saint of music from the fourth century. Ferro (the professor with us) talked about the story of Saint Cecilia (slightly graphic, be warned) and how she was very young and when she was executed, they attempted to behead her with a sword but after three tries and it still had not worked, they cut her throat instead. He emphasised how important it is to remember what they did to her and how it represents violence towards women throughout history and that they had put a young girl through a violent and painful death. There’s a marble statue in the church of her body