It's Aperitivo time at the Roman Forum…a not-tobe missed Milanese experience.
Don’t miss an opportunity to sample Milan’s oldest aperitivo at the Roman Forum: the Apiciano aperitivo. A unique experience in the heart of the city.
As is known, the Milanese ritual par excellence is the aperitivo. As the clock strikes 6pm, the Milanese get ready to leave the office and head to a bar to prep themselves for the evening ahead. In Milan, there’s no shortage of venues or areas (each having different characteristics) where you can relax and indulge in few hours’ gossip in the company of friends while sipping a classic Spritz or a glass of wine: the romantic Navigli, trendy Corso Como with piazza Gae Aulenti and the highly popular Arco della Pace. However, not everyone knows that there’s a new, or rather, historic hotspot, at the Roman Forum! That’s right, Milan even has its own Forum, the old city square where, for centuries, people traded goods, administered justice and indulged in religious activities. It was here that the Cardo crossed the Decumanus which, in those days, was located just a short distance from the Crypt of San Sepolcro. Not only did the marble slabs used to build its floor come from the Forum but the crypt itself is located beneath the spectacular room of one of Milan’s oldest museums, the Pinacoteca Ambrosiana! Every Thursday and Friday from 6pm to 8pm, when visiting the Roman Forum, you can access a real ‘taberna’ and sample wine and food inspired by the traditions of ancient Rome and the recipes of Apicius, one of ancient Rome’s most famous gastronomes. Its specialties are served on hand-decorated platters by a costumed innkeeper. Not just a simple aperitivo but an experience that will allow you to rediscover one of Milan’s landmark attractions as well as several interesting facts about the food that was prepared in past centuries. By reservation only (email@example.com). >> The aperitivo of Ancient Rome! (L’aperitivo degli antichi Romani) www.criptasansepolcromilano.it Via dell’Ambrosiana. M1 Cordusio. Map F5