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Rome: Traditional Food Tour and Wine Tasting

1. Rome: Traditional Food Tour and Wine Tasting

Eat your way through the "Eternal City" on a guided walking tour of Rome. Feel the lively atmosphere as you make your way from Campo de’ Fiori to the Trastevere with plenty of wine and street food. Meet your guide at the perfect spot for a tour focused on food and wine, and sample a selection of artisanal salamis from Italy, paired with your first taste of the country’s fine wines. Stroll through the city center as your guide divulges its strange and wonderful history. Then, nourish yourself with some local cheese at an historic shop that sells cheeses of various Italian origins. Sample another glass of carefully selected wine and try the authentic Roman specialty of baccalà fritto (fried salted cod). Continue with a tasting of 2 other typically Roman foods: pizza "by the slice" and supplì (rice balls). Visit eateries that specialize in the production of these scrumptious treats to experience new taste sensations and unforgettable aromas. Digest all your delicious food samples on a stroll to supper in one of the coziest restaurants in the Trastevere district. Known for the quality of its food, this quarter is considered to have the best restaurants in Rome. Enjoy an exquisite Roman antipasto and 2 first courses, accompanied by 2 different Italian wines of protected production and origin. Finally, try some locally made Italian ice cream in flavors typical of a famous gelateria to complete your immersive journey into Italian cuisine.    

Trastevere: 2.5-Hour Street Food Tour

2. Trastevere: 2.5-Hour Street Food Tour

Meet your guide on Tiber Island in the center of Rome, the only urban island of the Tiber river. Together, start the tour in the medieval side of Trastevere. Your guide will take you to the Church of Santa Cecilia, the patron saint of musicians, and your first stop will be in one of Rome's oldest bakeries.  Trastevere remains very traditional and boasts the presence of many old-school craftsmen and traders. Discover their  work, unchanged by modernity, like the cold cuts store where you can taste salami and cheese cured in the local Italian tradition.  Explore the magnificence of Santa Maria in Trastevere, the biggest and most important church in the district. Keep on walking and enjoy the atmosphere of Trastevere, strong along its alleyways to get to the Piazza Trilussa, named after a famous Roman poet from the last century. Bring your camera with you to catch the shape of big Cupolone, the Saint Peter's dome that reveals itself by Sistus Bridge, before closing the tour with the grand finale, a tasty handmade gelato cone.

Rome: Fun Family Private Tour

3. Rome: Fun Family Private Tour

Start in an amazing church that most tourists will not know of. Admire its breathtaking frescoed ceiling and enjoy its baroque atmosphere. Try one of the great varieties of chocolates filled from a legendary chocolate shop in Rome. Contemplate the Pantheon, an architectural masterpiece the Roman emperors dedicated to their Gods. Listen to the stories your private guide has to share with you as the children search for hidden treasures in the square. Walk along Piazza Navona, the most famous and elegant Square in Rome. Admire its fountains and explore the colorful Campo Dei Fiori Market. Taste the Italian delicacies that local producers have to offer. Enjoy a slice of delicious Italian pizza. Meet the Sacred Area in Largo di Torre Argentina, the fatal spot where Julius Caesar was murdered. Explore the charming Jewish Ghetto and Cross the bridge over the river to Tiber Island, an excellent place to capture the memories of the day with a photo with your family. Explore Trastevere and taste a delicious Supplí, a traditional Roman delicacy. Try the famous 'Gelatto', while the children have fun in the playground and say goodbye to the guide.

Rome: Half-Day Tour by Vespa with Driver

4. Rome: Half-Day Tour by Vespa with Driver

Rome is the perfect city to explore on 2 wheels, and there are no 2 wheels more iconic than a Vespa moped. The quintessential Roman mode of transport will see you turn heads for your sense of style as much as you will be turning yours to admire the historic and hidden sights of the Eternal City. Accompanied by an expert driver, visit the most important monuments of Ancient Rome, such as the Circus Maximus, Roman Forum, Colosseum, and Pantheon. Discover why romantics (and the Romantic poets) love the city at enchanting churches and decorative monuments, such as the Baroque Trevi Fountain - throw a coin in to make sure you return to Rome one day - and the Spanish Steps. Go to some of the city’s lesser known attractions, such as the carved face of the Bocca della Verità in the portico of the church of Santa Maria in Cosmedin, recognizable to film fans from the Audrey Hepburn movie “Roman Holiday.” Keep your eye out for the new Pope Francis as you cruise past the Vatican City, and more.

Rome: Pasta Perfection Cooking Class

5. Rome: Pasta Perfection Cooking Class

Get your hands doughy on a quest for pasta perfection with this hands-on cooking course and walking tour in Rome. Make traditional pasta with three sauces and a sweet tiramisu for dessert. Savor all your cooking with drinks at the end of class.  Meet your host and walk to the venue for your cooking course. Be greeted with a warm welcome and a glass of bubbly, tea, or coffee. Get to know your host a little before focusing on the food.  Start to prepare your pasta using fresh local ingredients. Use egg and flour to beat and shape fresh pasta from a simple dough. Cut your pasta into fine strips of fettuccini.  Make traditional pasta with three sauces and enjoy a sweet Tiramisu for dessert. Discover culinary methods and traditions that have been passed down through generations during the food making process.  Once the hard work is done, sit together as a group and enjoy all the wonderful food you have produced in a fine Roman meal. Listen to stories of traditional foods and the people behind them as you eat your food and sip on some alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.

Rome: Highlights Vespa Tour with Coffee and Gelato

6. Rome: Highlights Vespa Tour with Coffee and Gelato

Explore Rome like a local on this guided Vespa tour. See Saint Peter's Square, the imposing Colosseum, the Tiber River, and the famous Trevi Fountain. Enjoy panoramic views, and relax with a refreshing gelato and a delicious Italian coffee. Meet your guide outside your hotel, and drive along the quaint cobblestone streets to the Colosseum and the lesser-known Mouth of Truth. Stop to refuel with a coffee and a gelato, then continue to Palatine Hill. Enjoy views of picturesque pines and ruins of the enormous Circus Maximus. Drive past Saint Peter’s Square and the biggest church in the world, St. Peter's Basilica. See the ancient Castel Sant’Angelo, a private mausoleum for Emperor Hadrian and his family dating from the 2nd century.  Zip along the Tiber River and see the iconic Trevi Fountain. Toss a coin into the elegant Baroque pool to ensure you come back to Rome. Return to your hotel having seen all the important sights of Rome.

Rome: Off-the-Beaten-Track Private Walking Tour

7. Rome: Off-the-Beaten-Track Private Walking Tour

Go off the beaten track and avoid the crowds on this private guided walking tour of Rome. Bring the saying “When in Rome, do as the Romans do” to life as you uncover city secrets and find on-trend bars. Meet your guide at the Ponte Sant’ Angelo at a time suited to you. Then, escape the usual tourist traps by keeping away from the crowds outside the Colosseum or Pantheon and strolling to hidden squares and local boutiques instead. As your stroll down picturesque streets you will barely notice that Rome is one of the most visited cities in Europe. Wander down quiet alleys in some of the oldest districts to find groovy bars and restaurants and a more authentic local culture. The tour can be tailored to your own pace and interests, but the suggested itinerary will take you to a cozy street full of small boutiques and on to a hidden library with a stunning garden. Local breweries will also be on the itinerary. Then, walk along streets full of local bars, and enter a beer café and brewery. Stroll across the Ponte Sisto to sit down in a square in the Trastevere and enjoy a gelato. Return to the city center via the Isola TIberina.

Rome: Guided Drinking Tour of Trastevere at Night

8. Rome: Guided Drinking Tour of Trastevere at Night

Get an authentic Roman experience in Trastevere as you try out the local brews and learn the secret past behind this popular neighborhood. Meet fellow travelers and immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of Rome at night. Get to know your group over a few glasses of Prosecco in Campo Di Fiori. Renowned for its vibrant nightlife today, this bustling spot hides a brutal past. Expect tales of what happened to the greatest minds who got on the wrong side of the church. As darkness falls, cross the river Tiber and enter the charming cobbled streets of Trastevere. With your guide, trace the origins of this ancient neighborhood with a signature Roman cocktail. Then, make your way to a traditional restaurant and enjoy authentic Roman street food followed by some digestive alcohol. Finish your guided tour and feel free to ask your guide for recommendations on where to go next.

Food Tour of Roman Neighborhoods: 3.5-Hour Walking Tour

9. Food Tour of Roman Neighborhoods: 3.5-Hour Walking Tour

Taste your way through some of Rome’s fabled restaurants, markets, and specialty food shops with an expert guide as you discover the succulent secrets of Italian cuisine! Your 3.5-hour walking tour takes you to some of the city’s best-loved neighborhoods to sample a variety of different delights, from gleaming, beautifully-displayed fruits and vegetables in Campo de' Fiori (for the morning option) to the artisanal gelatos of the picturesque Trastevere neighborhood. Groups are kept to no more than 15 people so that you won't miss a sip, a bite, or an expertly woven point of Roman culinary heritage as you wander through lively plazas and flower-strewn side streets. The stops include historical markets, bustling bakeries, gelaterias, and traditional restaurants where you'll share the delicious food and wines of the region. Sample pizza bianca, the legendary mid-morning snack of Rome, festooned with thin slices of savory mortadella; you'll also taste cool, flavorful gelato and expertly browned supplì: tomatoey fried rice balls stuffed with creamy morsels of mozzarella. You might even try fried codfish in the Jewish Ghetto and catch a waft of exotic spices in the Campo de' Fiori market. Through tasting, talking, savoring, and sharing, you'll learn about the culinary history of Italy, fundamental to so much of the culture's richness. You'll also get the inside scoop on any special food events taking place at the time of your visit. By the end of the tour, you'll have learned to order food in Rome like a pro and where to find the best bites in town, preparing you to eat like an emperor for the rest of your Roman holiday!

Rome: Underground Trastevere Guided Walking Tour

10. Rome: Underground Trastevere Guided Walking Tour

Meet your guide near the beautiful Tiber River, then travel back in time as you explore the picturesque streets of Trastevere. Head to the medieval Basilica of Saint Crisogono, which boasts an impressive interior. Next, go underground and find yourself in 4th century Rome. Soak up the unique atmosphere of this underground basilica, admiring its ancient frescoes and mysterious crypts. Head to the Church of Santa Cecilia next, and find its 3rd century mosaic flooring underground. Learn about the legendary Santa Cecilia, as well as her macabre death. Arrive at the Cavallini Room next, and marvel at the Last Judgement masterpiece (morning tours only). End the tour in the heart of Trastevere, in front of the golden mosaics of Santa Maria, one of the oldest churches in Rome.

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What people are saying about Trastevere

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4.8 / 5

based on 2,535 reviews

Donnie was an amazing tour guide with so much knowledge and enthusiasm. He really brought Travestere and the Jewish Ghetto to life and seemed genuinely happy to help us discover its history. Solid 3 hour tour - would recommend.

We had such a great time learning the history of Trastevere and eating delicious food. We were staying in the area and yet had no idea we were so close to everything. The whole family enjoyed it. Mattia took care of everything

This was the best food tour I have ever had! Stephane was so knowledgeable and had so many small details about Roman food culture and traditions.

Best guide Caterina! Excellent, interesting and very enjoyable way to learn about ancient Rome while bicycling through modern Rome!

Brilliant tour with a very knowledgeable and fun guide. A great way to see the city!