The Simposio Rome cookbook wants you to fully experience the city’s food and recipes. To do so, it is important to know a bit about the background: the magic of Rome’s endless heritage, the mixed cultures that contributed to its grandiosity, and the deep-rooted personality of its people.

Getting this Rome cookbook is like adding these ingredients to your dishes. Plus, a tad of Ancient Rome, a pinch of baroque, a spoonful of Renaissance. This travel cookbook aims to bring to your kitchen the myths, legends, and history that permeates Rome and its cuisine. 

Rome travel cookbook


Rome is the more enchanting city in the world and one with the best Italian food. It is not just a vacation destination but a way of life: beauty reigns and flavors sit by it’s side.

Rome deserves more than organized info, a map, and a “must-see” places list. She deserves more than an ingredient list followed by instructions. She deserves an experiential cookbook.

This is not a regular Rome cookbook, and neither is a travel guide book. It is a treasure chest. Open it and let it inundate your eyes, conquer your spirit, and make you believe in things you never thought possible.


With the Simposio Rome cookbook, you’ll pamper yourself with beautiful pictures, meet mythologic creatures, and follow the steps of legendary personages. 

You will cook recipes from the Ancient Rome days and traditional and rustic dishes of the present. All in great company. Recipes, travel (although through the pages of a book), and culture are the perfect ingredients to enjoy Italy deeply and mindfully.

a slow travel Rome cookbook

also available at the Capitolini Museum Bookshop!

Rome travel cookbook from Italy

In the Simposio Rome cookbook, you’ll find:

06 Welcome To Rome

08 A Bucket List

12 Rome

14 The Beginning

18 Not in a day

26 Women

28 Vestale

32 Convivio

36 Gladiatore

40 Mercati Di Traiano

42 Adriano

48 Roma

52 Giulio

54 La Pimpaccia

58 Barcaccia

60 Trevi

62 Eating On A Triclinium

64 Apicio

66 Flavored Wine

68 Epiterium

70 Aliter Patina

72 Farro Bowl

74 Chicken Roll

76 Nutty Dates

78 Lost Gods and Creatures

80 Quirino

82 Fauno and Fauna

84 Carmenta

86 Poppea’s Face Treatment

88 Venere

90 Apollo

92 Allorino

94 Diana

96 Triangle

98 Cerere

100 Bacco and Libero

102 Ciambelline Al Vino

104 Traditional Recipes

106 Eating In Rome

108 Mozzarella Crostini

110 Gricia

112 Zucchini Carbonara

114 Chickpea Soup

116 Semolina Gnocchi

120 Pasta E Patate

122 Cicoria Strascinata

124 Saltimbocca

126 Ossobuco

128 Ricotta Crostata

132 Maritozzi

134 Saturnalia

Snuggle on the sofa, pour yourself a glass of red wine, light a scented candle, and put on soft music: your Roman adventure is about to begin!