By Kate Zagorski
What you should be eating in Rome during the Easter holiday
Pasqua is an important event in the Italian calendar in terms of both religion and food. As with all major holidays, the Italians prepare special cakes and pastries just for Easter and, while the recipes and customs may differ from region to region, the majority of dishes will feature eggs (symbol of new life) or lamb (in reference to the lamb of God).
In Rome, Easter Sunday usually kicks of with an abundant breakfast of salami, cheese and eggs before moving on to a large lunch, usually roast lamb, and finishing up with a slice of colomba, the traditional Easter cake.