Ottobrata romana is a typical expression in dialect Romanesco referring to the Sunday stroll fuori porta which people in Rome used to organized in October until the beginning of 20th century.
Setting off in the mornings, young and old, rich and poor were heading towards city surroundings to enjoy with a light heart the last warm days of the year.
Ottobrata also indicates those mellow days of autumn when aromatic jasmine nights and conversations from an open window nearby are reverberating in one’s mind as a nostalgic summer memory.
Read as a term of emotional climate, ottobrata recalls a feeling of having something pleasant for a short term and of realizing it would be soon brought to an end.
As the sensation of summer is gone by the time the sun sets down.