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  3. Rome

Rome: Food Tour w/ Pizza Making, Tastings & Gelato

Product ID: 137576
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This Rome dine around is the perfect way to dive into the city’s food scene, get acquainted with its flavors and eat a lot of delicious Italian food during one unforgettable evening. From visits to delis and cheese shops, to making your own pizza.
About this activity
Duration 3.5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Instructor
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the trattorias of one of the best foodie neighborhoods in Rome, the old Jewish ghetto
  • Taste classic Roman foods like charcuterie, pecorino Romano, supplì, local wines and beers
  • Make your own pizza in a real Roman pizzeria
  • Get hints and tips for how to eat well in Rome from where to eat, to how to make sure you are ordering the best foods during any given season
Full description
Your tour will begin in a place that is surprising to many, but not to anyone who knows anything about the history of Roman food - the old Jewish ghetto. In the company of your expert foodie guide and just 11 other travelers, you’ll pop into one of the neighborhood’s beloved trattorias and taste traditional, seasonal Roman starters as you learn how Jewish culture has influenced Roman food over the course of some 2,000 years.

Leaving the ghetto, you’ll head to an artisanal cheese shop to learn the long history of local cheese making as you taste pecorino Romano and other Italian cheeses over a bottle of local white wine. Pairing food and drink is important for Romans so your next stop will be one of the city’s most iconic delis to try the deep-fried mozzarella and rice balls called supplì with a glass of Italian beer. Another is the encyclopedic range of charcuterie that you will try at a nearby butcher. From salamis spiked with fennel, truffles or Barolo wine, to cured pork and a few surprises, you’ll enjoy a wide range of meats along with a nice glass of red wine.

Be sure to save some room because the best has been saved for last. After a quick tasting of olive oil and balsamic vinegar, you’ll step into the kitchen of a real Roman pizzeria and make your own pie. The dough will already be risen and waiting, so you’ll learn all about kneading out a (near) perfect circle, how to spread just the right amount of tangy tomato sauce and the important differences between Roman style and Neapolitan style pizza. Finally, you’ll do as the Italians do and take a comfortable stroll through the city, stopping for a cup or cone of gelato. This tour will be wonderfully in-depth and hands-on. As you eat your way through the city and its history, your guide will also give you practical tips and suggestions on how to avoid tourist traps and eat well during your stay in Rome. You won’t just leave with a full belly; you’ll leave with a lot of new knowledge of Italian food.
Includes
  • Pizza making at a central Rome pizzeria
  • Olive oil tastings, balsamic vinegar tastings
  • Cheese tastings
  • Cold cut tastings (including Barolo and truffle salamis)
  • Wine tastings
  • Beer tasting
  • Tastings of typical Roman starters
  • Expert local foodie to give you insider tips and tricks
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pick-up/ drop-off

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

In Piazza Mattei by the Fontana delle Tartarughe (the Turtle Fountain).

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Important information
Know before you go
• For those with food allergies or other special requirements, please notify prior to reserving your visit and then again, as soon as you meet your tour guide. The very best will be done to accommodate you and find suitable alternatives
• Unfortunately, guests with mobility impairments, wheelchairs or strollers on this tour cannot be accommodated
• For those with food allergies or other special requirements, please notify the local tour operator prior to reserving your visit and then again, as soon as you meet your tour guide. The best will be done to accommodate you and find suitable alternatives
• Comfortable walking shoes recommended
• Gratuities to guides are appreciated but never obligatory
• Small groups of 14 participants or fewer
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Walks of Italy

Product ID: 137576