Thursday, March 28, 2013

CCR Walks with Olivia: The Politics of Food (Part 1) - April 6, 2013

Medieval marketplaces and their descendants are still an important feature of today's city landscape -- but for how much longer? Take a tour of open air marketplaces from Roman to Medieval times. Find out about the different choices made by Emperors and Popes to ensure food security through the centuries. The development of marketplaces helped shape the city throughout the Roman, Renaissance and Baroque periods. This tour is one of a two-part series on the role of food security in the ancient and post-ancient world and the lessons we can learn from history; part two will take us to Portus to inspect exciting new digs (special permission).

When: Saturday, April 6, 2013 
Where: Bar dei Cerchi on via dei Cerchi, 47 
Time: 10 a.m. The walk will last two and a half hours, starting promptly at 10 a.m. (concluding around 12:30); those who would like to meet for coffee beforehand please joins us at 9:30 a.m. 
Cost: €10 for CCR members, €15 for non-members 
RVSP required by Wednesday April 3, ATTN Linda at or Olivia Ercoli at You are financially responsible for your reservation. 
NOTE: Please bring correct change, familiarize yourself with the meeting place ahead of time and make sure you are ready to depart promptly.