I saw a thread on here about the rights of cats in Italy. I thought it was hilarious but also incredibly interesting. I thought I’d start a thread where we could all put some random trivia we’ve picked up about Italy.
I read that Italians didn’t use tomato sauce on pasta until the 1600s. What did they put on it before then? Honey and sugar. That reminds me of that scene from Elf when he’s pouring maple syrup all over his spaghetti noodles.
I also learned that the Colosseum wasn’t called that back when it was first built. It was called the “Amphitheatrium Flavium.”