The arch, one of the most important technical achievements of the Romans: the architectural element essential for building bridges, aqueducts, doors, triumphal arches, theatres, amphitheatres and much more.
Roman stone, used from the most ancient times for its strength and beauty, here placed on edge, in a herringbone pattern, is striking for its ochre shades and its sheer dissimilarity from Milanese architecture.
Arch, stone and proximity to the centrally located Via Cola di Rienzo, one of Rome’s finest shopping streets, always in a buzz, a sort of open-air shopping mall, this is the context of Foodie’s via Tacito, the first shop opened in the capital with four windows looking out onto the city.
One hundred square metres that previously sold toys, now open in a new form, more artisanal, more contemporary, but with ancient values. You cannot but show off the beautiful ceilings, the arches, the ribbed vaults that take you back to an ancient world straight out of the history books.
A great experience dealing with the Rome municipality, whose regulations differ more than somewhat from those of Milan.
The labour force was great to work with, producing identical rustic work to what was there before and enhancing the masonry of the historic building.
This project was concrete, constructive, tasteful and refined. We hope to see many more like it.