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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.    

Rome Pasta-Making Class: Cook & Dine with a Local Chef

2. Rome Pasta-Making Class: Cook & Dine with a Local Chef

There’s nothing quite like a home-cooked Italian meal, especially when it has been prepared with the help of a professional chef and when you get to enjoy it on a beautiful private space in Rome. This is an experience that’s typically reserved for the real Romans, but now you can experience it too on this 3-hour activity. You’ll meet the chef in the charming Trastevere neighborhood, and you’ll be greeted with Prosecco and snacks, the perfect aperitivo to get the class started. The itinerary for the lunchtime class is slightly different. You will meet your chef at the meeting point and visit a traditional local market to shop for the ingredients for your meal. Soon it will be time to learn how to make pasta from scratch. If you want to make authentic Italian food at home, this is the number 1 skill to learn. The chef will guide you and the members of your small group through the hands-on process. Feel free to ask about anything related to food or Rome! This is your chance to learn how to cook and eat like a local. Finally, it will be time to eat. Enjoy your home-cooked pasta, along with some fine Italian wine. By the end, you won't be leaving with just a pleasant memory, but also with the know-how for making an authentic Italian dish to impress friends and family back home!

Rome: Espresso, Gelato and Tiramisù Tasting Tour

3. Rome: Espresso, Gelato and Tiramisù Tasting Tour

Enjoy a mid-morning walking tour of Rome and experience the city through its legendary coffee and gelato culture. Traveling in small groups of no more than 15 people, stroll through the center of Rome and discover the best places to enjoy tiny cups of espresso, scrumptious slices of tiramisu, and scoops of the most flavorsome ice-creams in town. Discover the secrets of artisanal Italian gelato, and learn how to distinguish a good one from a bad one. Stop at famous coffee shops and gelaterias, such as Sant’Eustachio, Tazza d’Oro, Caffè Greco, and Pompi. Commentary will be provided by an expert foodie guide and includes details of any food events taking place at the time of your visit. Get an introduction to selected specialties in artisan shops and learn how to order a coffee in Italy so that you can continue your coffee addiction alone. Visit popular and elegant coffee shops, learning about coffee from the bean to the roasting process. Visit an amazing gelato store and taste gourmet creations by a famous gelato chef. Indulge your senses while learning all the secrets to make and distinguish a top gelato from the others.

Rome: 3-Hour Guided Food Tour with Tastings

4. Rome: 3-Hour Guided Food Tour with Tastings

Take the opportunity to enjoy some of the finest Italian food in this world-famous city. Try freshly prepared pizzas, taste homemade pasta and Supplí (risotto balls), sample the finest cheese and wine, and drink the best coffee in town. To top it off, complete your day with an artisanal gelato and a delicious Secret Dish to try. This tour takes you into the heart of Rome to historical monuments, picturesque markets, beautiful restaurants, and secret places off the tourist trail.

Wine and Cheese Tasting in Rome

5. Wine and Cheese Tasting in Rome

Come and join this typical Italian experience in an Enoteca. The tasting is offered in a traditional wine bar, called Enoteca, located in the 18th-century Palazzetto Giangiacomo, in the heart of Rome. It is a family run wine bar that started as a wine-shop over fifty years ago and was transformed into its present state by the third generation. The wine bar shelves are lined with carefully selected bottles produced by prestigious and new wineries. An inviting selection of regional cheeses, premium salami and hams, smoked fish and a choice of hot homemade dishes complement the wine. You will learn how to drink and taste the wine as well as distinguish the differences between colors and aromas. An introduction about the area where the wines are produced will also be given in English. Examples of some perfect parings between food and wine: Try a glass of Bellone, a forgotten antique local white grape variety paired with Rome's ricotta, a rich and flavorful by-product of pecorino romano. Or taste a glass of Frascati Superiore, the white wine associated with Rome from the vineyards visible from the periphery of the city paired with pecorino Romano, a typical salty hard cheese from Lazio. You can also enjoy a glass of Nero Buona, a traditional, antique variety of red grapes, cultivated in the hills of Cori, combined with coppiette, a flavorful and spicy roman beef jerky or porchetta, a spit-roasted pig stuffed with wild herbs. These pairings are only examples of the quality of the products, and can be changed with seasonal food.

From Rome: A Sweet Walking Tour in Florence

6. From Rome: A Sweet Walking Tour in Florence

Escape from Rome for a day on a guided trip to Florence, the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance. Your itinerary is loaded with architectural gems and gourmet food tastings, as well as free time to explore at your own pace. Going with a guide eliminates the hassle of planning and navigating on your own and ensures you leave with a new perspective on the city’s rich history and culture. Enjoy a cultural and gastronomic journey strolling along the beautiful city of Florence, which is considered the birthplace of the Renaissance. The Historic Center of Florence was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and contains numerous museums and art galleries, such as the Uffizi Gallery and the Palazzo Pitti. You will be guided to the most amazing Reinassance monuments and buildings such as Santa Maria Novella, Palazzo della Signoria, Piazza della Repubblica and Piazza della Signoria where you can admire the famous replica of Michelangelo’s David. After this tour in the center, your guide will bring you to visit a gourmet market and you will have a tasting of typical cheeses, oils and balsamic vinegar. Your visit in Florence includes a lunch composed of traditional dishes and recipes. After your lunch you will spend some free time in the city visiting markets, shops and grocery stalls. The last stops will be the visits to a traditional chocolate bakery and one of the most famous Gelaterias of the city.

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What people are saying about Centro Storico

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 558 reviews

This experience was fantastic from start to finish. Our tour guide Claudia was amazing she made the tour for us as her knowledge was wonderful and she was so friendly and engaging. She really did go above and beyond. The food and wine was so good and there was plenty of it. I would highly recommend this tour for anyone coming to Rome.

Catia was an amazing host and the food was delicious. Our group had a lot of fun and enjoyed the different places! We were definitely spoiled with good wine and cheese and pasta! You will not be hungry after this tour, the portions were more then generous. I would definitely recommend this to anyone visiting Rome

We had Catia to show us around the Piazza Navona and Trastevere area with so many delicious treats and great wine. She is an amazing guide with great knowledge of the area. This is a top experience for your first days of travel to get a taste of Rome and a small tour of the surroundings.

Our guide Catia was very nice and knowledgeable. The food, wine and dessert were fantastic. Catia also told us about buildings and their history during our tour. Can highly recommend this tour. Henrik & Carina Sweden

Catia was an amazing tour guide and made the trip fun, kept us moving along but we weren’t rushed at all. I highly recommend this tour. The food and wine were outstanding!