After the assassination of Julius Caesar (you know, “Et tu Brutus?” and all that) the Emperor Augustus introduced the idea of personal body guards: the Praetorian Guard. Saint Victor was said to be a member of this guard. Ironically, these were the very chaps who later assassinated Caligula.
Long and slightly dodgy story cut very short: San Vittore was imprisoned for being a Christian and was beatified after refusing to denounce his faith under torture. (The image on the left is from Wikipedia.)
San Vittore is the Patron Saint of our village. His Saint Day is May 8th and we celebrate by getting together for a meal on the nearest weekend.
This was the menu:
- Spaghetti All’Amatriciana
- Fava Fresca
- Caffe’ e Limoncello
- Red & White Wine
We went along with some friends and a lovely couple of guests from Arizona.
It was a simple village meal, but the food was excellent.
I forgot to take my camera, but here is B. tucking in to the doggy bag I wasn’t too ashamed to ask for. (Can’t stand wasting food.)