Eno-Gastro

What Did The Emperor Diocletian Eat?

The Roman emperor Diocletian is one of Rome’s most famous rulers. He retired from government and left it to his younger successors. In his retirement, Diocletian spent time planting vegetables in the garden of the palace. On one occasion, when he was invited to return to the throne, he reportedly said that if those who call him could see the cabbage he had planted with his own hands, they would never have asked him to swap the peace and happiness of his palace life for the turmoil of never satisfying greed. Even today in Split the pots gush with ancient aromas and flavours, the echoes of historical messages from his basement. In Salona, in Gašpina mill, one of the last surviving mills on the River Jadro, and in Klis, we will learn about food and spices from the time of Diocletian, and when we taste the dishes, for a moment we’ll go back in time.

 

Tourist packages for 3 days. The programme of activities for the 3-day package includes: Day 1: arrival, tour of Salona, city tour of Split, visit to the main market; Day 2: tour of the mills, flour production process and tasting of pastries and herb, preparation and tasting of traditional delicacies from the time of Diocletian in Klis, olive oil and indigenous varieties of wine; Day 3: return. Packages are available for the period from April 1 to October 31 for groups of two to fifteen people. Accommodation is available in a three, four or five star hotels and transport is possible in our vans or buses. Professional guides are available in Croatian and English, and in other languages on request. All information is of a general character and is not binding; therefore, a request for a final offer is required.

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