Ancient Roman Collection

 

 

THE ANCIENT JOY OF LIVING

The Ancient joy of living is the inspiration behind the Candoni Ancient Roman Collection outstanding wine packaging. The Ancient Roman populations, and namely the Etruscans, introduced the grapevine to the Italian peninsula. Since then, wine has been a constant in Italian culture. The richest source of information we have on those days are the paintings. These frescoes depict activities from the daily life such as scenes of dancing, swimming, fishing, playing music and feasting and simply enjoying life.
For generations our Candoni family has paid homage to these ancient roots by preserving and cultivating our winemaking heritage, to which our fine wines and artisanal bottles are a testament.

Etruscan painted bottles
Etruscan painted bottles

MUSIC AND DANCE

Music accompanied both work and leisure activities of the Ancient Romans. It played a significant role in the performing arts, including mime and theatrical performances by masked “histrioni,” or actors. Solemn ceremonial events, such as the annual games, were also accompanied by professional musicians and dancers. Music also played a large part in other activities such as sporting games, military drills, hunting, and even funerals.



THE BANQUET

A commonly recurring theme in Ancient Roman art is the banquet – a lavish reception reserved for guests of high social status.
Reclining on couches while being waited on by numerous servants and entertained by musicians and dancers, these elites feasted on generous selections of game, such as deer, fish, and wild boar, and enjoyed copious amounts wine.



FASHION

The Ancient Roman clothing was very similar to that of the Greek Archaic period, in which men wore a robe-like garment which was knotted at the front. This style gave way to the “tunica,” which was frequently accompanied by a colorful cape slung over the shoulders. This cape, usually wide and heavily embroidered later evolved into the Roman toga.

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