Monday, December 24, 2007

Natale a Roma

Some more images of Xmas in Rome for those curious about how the holiday is celebrated here.

Above is the city's version of the Rockefeller Center Xmas tree, with a different backdrop, Il Colosseo.

As decreed in the Italian bible (page 45, I believe), it is tradition on the 24th of December to serve fish. The queues at the fish market were longer than usual this morning, but everybody was in a civil mood. No well-aimed elbows or sneers from the little old ladies. We're preparing a zuppa di pesce for this evening (details in the post below).

For the zuppa, you need proper tomatoes. And so it's on to the tomato stand where they sell the most expensive tomatoes in the EU - 6 euros/kg. But they're so damn tasty, you always go back for your weekly fix. This morning was no exception. (This photo taken 2 months ago)

Buon Natale, tutti. Merry Christmas, everybody.

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