Eating Like the Ancient Romans in Switzerland – Opera Festival in Avenches

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Amy Eber of World Radio Switzerland did a very good podcast about the Roman ruins in Avenches in the canton of Vaud. She even talked about how the Helvetii‘s and Romans’ food was influenced by the trade routes. Click here to listen.

Roman Feast, creative common photo by http://news.richarddenning.co.uk/?cat=24

Ancient Roman Feast

The Aventicum Roman museum is located on the site of the ruins. Both the museum and the site are open to the public. Click here for more details. The ampitheatre is still used for large events, including operas and concerts.

Avenches Ancient Roman amphitheatre, common license photo by http://www.myswitzerland.com/fr/aventicum-ruines-romaines-musee.html

The 19th edition of the Avenches Opera Festival featuring Giuseppe Verdi’s famous “Nabucco” starts tomorrow night and runs through the 13th. “This immensely successful opera festival has become a unique platform for renowned international artists performing in high-quality productions with superb sets that attract thousands of opera lovers each year,” says the Avenches Tourisme site.
Schedule:

Friday, 5 July 13 / 21:30 CET – Tuesday, 9 July 13

 

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