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Food and wine Tour Highlights

If you really want to immerse yourself in Roman history and culture, there is no better way to do it than through your belly! Romans are passionate about their art, culture and history however, their biggest passion is their food! A typical Roman dish has very few ingredients but it is the freshness of the ingredients  and the cooking technique’s that insures that you will never enjoy an Italian dish as much as you will enjoy it in Italy. the Romans in particular take pride in a dish well prepared and paired with a wine that enhances the flavour’s of the dish.

A food tour is the best way to learn how to eat like a Roman, When in Rome do as the Romans do! Throughout Italy, often the same ingredients are used but each region has a slightly different twist on how pasta dishes are prepared. This has a lot to do with the history of the area. Our food tour is a great introduction on how history influenced the food, from pasta to pizza, and everything in between. Spoiler alert the ancient Romans did not eat either pasta or pizza, so how were they introduced? By the end of this tour your belly will be pleasantly full, you will have learned how to pair Italian wines with the appropriate dishes and you will have learned about the culture and history of Rome. Buon Appetito!

Enjoy Eating through Rome at your own pace

Private tours are always available if you prefer a more intimate experience. Your guide can accommodate the pace you are most comfortable with. However please note that there will be reservations that will need to be met.

Visitor Highlights

For most traveler’s visiting Rome, the incredible food is an essential part of their Roman experience. When you only have a few days to enjoy authentic Italian food, every restaurant and meal decision you make is important. That’s why joining a Food and Wine Tour is the ideal way to ensure that you will enjoy some delicious Italian food. Here are just a few of the wonderful things you can expect from taking a Food and Wine Tour in Rome:

  • When in Rome the custom is to start with an aperitivo, a glass of wine paired with some local cheeses and cured meats a great way to break the ice and start socialising with your guide and other members of the group.
  • Pizza al taglio, not exactly by the slice but pizza cut to the size you want, (its priced by the weight). This is Roman street food and often more creative in its topping than you will get in a pizzeria.
  • Suppli, a delicious deep fried rice ball with tomato sauce and mozzarella in the centre, perfect to enjoy while strolling through the streets to your next destination.
  • Learn why there are so many different pasta shapes, it all depends on the sauce. You will be introduced to typical Roman pasta and will be amazed how so much flavour is achieved with very few ingredient’s.
  • End the tour with a gelato, (Italian ice-cream) and find out why it is so much better than ice-cream. Not all gelaterias are the same, your guide will show you what to look for to spot the better ones.

Travel Tips

  • Always let the tour operator know of any allergies in advance, as well as any other special food requests such as vegan, vegetarian or gluten free.
  • Make sure you have enough time to find your meeting point for your tour. Try to arrive at least 15 minutes before the tour departure time.
  • Always make sure to wear comfortable shoes. This doesn’t mean the shoes can’t be stylish but keep in mind that you will be walking on cobblestone streets, marble and uneven pavement.
  • Make sure you are charged. Nothing is worse than your phone or camera running out of battery in the middle of a tour. Bring an external charger just in case.
  • Don’t book tours back to back. Avoid the stress of rushing from one tour to the next by allowing ample time in between tours.
  • Set aside time for your tour and book in advance. Two to Three Hours is an adequate amount of time to truly enjoy the food and wine.
  • Prices vary depending on the type and duration of the tour you wish to book. The smaller the group, the higher the price.

Know Before You Go

Safety measures:

  • Face masks covering the nose and mouth are required for entering restaurants but can be removed once you are seated.
  • Social distancing measures will be enforced

What to bring:

  • Food and Wine Tour voucher (downloaded or printed)
  • Clothing that is weather appropriate
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Passport/ID card or photocopy