Note that according to the type of food you prefer: “savory” (for instance: pizza, supplì and fries) or “sweet”, we will suggest a different starting time!
Do you have a sweet tooth? Are you mad about pizza? Do you go crazy for pasta, or maybe your children can’t get enough ice cream? Well, with our food tour all of your desires will be fulfilled: we’ll stuff your tummies with great food, we’ll fill your hearts with the beauty of our city and expand your mind with wonderful stories connected to our food traditions! Our walking tour in the heart of the city will let you discover, in just a few hours, the best places to taste and enjoy the best Roman specialties – off and on the beaten track.
We will sample Rome’s classic, tasty fried foods, learn how different cultures have contributed to our cuisine; and explore the fascinating narrow streets in the heart of the city – your guide will show you were to go to find the best around town.
We’ll wander through our beautiful city with you looking for the best bakeries, explaining the Roman, Jewish-Roman and Italian traditions, – and we’ll take you to taste the Pope’s favorite chocolate. This tour is for anyone who wants to learn more about Rome, who loves to eat delicious food and for anyone looking for a non-traditional tour of Rome! Enjoy your… tour!
If tasting isn’t enough for you and you want to surprise your friends back home with what you’ve learned, or if you want to spend some quality time with your family doing something together…this is an experience you cannot miss!
We’ll take you to discover the secrets that make Italian food magic, see with your eyes how it’s all prepared and then finally get to eat your favorite food!
Learn the secrets of ice cream, freshly made pasta and pizza making then enjoy eating what has been created in front of you! If you are tired, don’t feel like cooking or just plain unsure of what to do… Let others cook for you! Enjoy the pleasure of a tasting adventure with us or with the help of expert Ice cream masters, cooks, bakers and sommeliers!
Are you crazy about pizza? Can’t wait to land in Italy to have all the pizza that you can eat? What will happen when you realize that pizza Hawaii doesn’t exist here but there are many different kinds you don’t know and you don’t want to miss any? What shall you have? A Napoletana or Romana? Focaccia or Genovese? Stuffed white pizza or a famous branded Bonci one? A round one in a restaurant or sliced one to take around while you visit the city? “Alla pala” or “al taglio”?!!
Here’s your chance… Don’t miss our Pizza Tour! You’ll have the time of your life wandering in the city streets and laneways, tasting the best pizzas in town and learning about our food, culture and habits!
We will take you trough the heart of Rome to one of the best pizza bakeries in Rome, famous for its special recipe. Led by an expert you’ll follow the whole pizza making process (so you can steal their secrets!), choose your favorite ingredients, bake the pizza yourself and finally eat it! Your family will love this time spent together and see the backstage process!
This is your chance to find out everything you’ve always wanted to know about gelato but were afraid to ask!
Are you crazy about ice cream? Did you realize that our monuments look much better (to you and your children) if you have an Ice-cream in your hands?! Is the promise of an ice cream the best way to let your children resist a long day spent in a museum?
Want to find out what makes a “gelato” so good?
Then it’s time to go for an ice cream adventure: we’ll take you to one of the best ice cream shops in downtown Rome where you and your children have the chance to follow the complete process of ice cream making! Choose ingredients based on your favorite flavors and then, just in time to have your mouth water, your gelato will be ready! You can enjoy eating the ice cream you’ve watched being made and see for yourself how fresh, natural and tasty it is! Your kids will love it!
We will take you into a brain-frying experience, where you can taste the best fried foods in Rome, learn how different cultures from all over Italy and the Mediterranean have contributed to our cooking. We’ll take you to places not listed in guidebooks where Romans go just to enjoy fried food!
We’ll shake up your liver with veggie, fish and fried meats, sweet and savory specialties, Roman and Jewish recipes. We’ll travel in time and through cultures, unveiling the secrets of our grannies, telling you about our religious feasts and how food was cooked for those occasions.
You’ll learn that there is a fried food for every season and moment of the day… NYC policemen and Homer Simpson aren’t the only ones who love fried donuts!!!
We will love to take you for a stroll through the city tasting the best sweets of Rome and, believe it or not, you’ll learn about history too! You’ll experience Roman, Jewish-Roman and Italian traditions, taste the Pope’s favorite chocolate and the best pastries in town, come along with us to the oldest bakeries in town that are definitely off the beaten track and away from the tourist traps! Let’s taste test the best cakes, dessert, cookies and biscuits, from breakfast to evening, from refined designer pastries to local grandma recipes… this tour will make your day even sweeter!
You don’t need to have an Italian grandma to enjoy the best, fresh home-made pasta!
How about making your own pasta with the help of an expert chef?! Let us take you to a workshop where, guided by an expert cook, you will choose the pasta you prefer (do you know we have more than 100 shapes and recipes?!) and your favorite sauce: you will be there making, cooking, and finally eating your own pasta!
If you are looking for a magic combo just snap your fingers and a wine expert will be there for you and suggest the best wines to match with your meal or they will offer you a complete wine tasting!
If you are a wine lover but not an expert and would love to know more about wine while having an unforgettable time then this sparkling tour is for you! Give your children an ice-cream tour and run with us to enjoy the pleasures of a wine tasting!
An expert sommelier will guide you through a selection of the best Italian wines while you enjoy a variety of local cold cuts and delicious cheeses. Be surprised by your skills at recognizing the differences and qualities of “Bacchus’ gift to mankind”! If all this is making your mouth water, you can match this tour with a gourmet dinner, made by you during our dedicated pasta workshop!
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