International Festival of Antique Sepomaia viva

  • 29Jul
  • ~
  • 30Jul

Trg slobode, Umag


Umag Town Museum

Phone: +385 52 720 386

Tags : Food & Wine , Umag , Gastronomic events

Popular among the inhabitants and the guests, the historic festival Sepomaia viva invites some ancient times when Istria was ruled by the Romans.

White wine was drunk with honey, and rose petals were added to the red one. The life flourished in the rustic villas around the present-day Umag, and the standard of beauty and cuisine were different than today. That was between the 1st and the 4th c. AD, in the times when a part of the north-western part of Istrian coast near Umag was known under the name of Sepomaia.

There will be food from the Roman times, prepared according to the recipes of the famous Apicius cookbook.

There will be a performance of the antique dancers and gladiators, and the overview of the ancient times will be supplemented by the old trades’ workshops - pottery, stone-masonry and mosaic-making.

On the same occasion, the Umag City Museum will present its own exhibition of pottery, found during the excavations at the important antique locality of Katoro at the similar cape near Umag.

Download program Sepomaia 2019.

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