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Rome: The Vatican Market Experience Tasting and Class

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Activity provider: LocalCoolTour

Rome: The Vatican Market Experience Tasting and Class

Activity provider: LocalCoolTour

From US$ 108.46 per person

Try the best Italian food accompanied by a local chef. Stroll on the different stands of the Mercato Trionfale in the Vatican quarter and enjoy a cooking class in the chef’s restaurant.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian
Wheelchair accessible
Private group


  • Visit the different stands of the Mercato Trionfale
  • Try more than 10 different Italian products paired with local wines
  • Learn how to cook the "Pasta Carbonara" at the chef's restaurant
  • Discover the history of the Vatican with a local chef
Full description

Visit the Vatican City district accompanied by a local chef born and raised in the Vatican, who knows every corner of the area and owns a small restaurant. Discover the Mercato Trionfale, located in the heart of the district. With nearly 300 stalls, the market has seemingly endless rows of vendors selling fresh vegetables, fruit, spices, cheese, seafood, meat, wine, and more. See where Romans go to stock their kitchens and learn the secret of great Italian cuisine: high-quality local ingredients.

Make a complete gastronomic route inside the market, through the most outstanding stands. Try the delicious bruschettas and a selection of different slices of the most traditional Roman pizza. Discover also the exquisite taste of "supplì", these delicious rice croquettes filled with peas and minced meat, a classic of Roman street food. Also, taste Porchetta and Bufala mozzarella, different goat cheeses, homemade bread, olive oil, and truffle delicacies. The flavors will always be paired with exquisite Roman wine.

Then enjoy the unmissable private cooking class given by your chef, in his cozy restaurant, very close to the market. Cook the traditional "Pasta Carbonara" with fresh products bought at the market. To crown the tour, try one of the most prestigious gelatos in all of Rome, while your local chef explains the history of the Vatican, the Popes, and the incredible religious buildings.

  • 4-hour private tour with a Roman chef
  • Visit to the Mercato Trionfale
  • 6 stops in the market
  • 10 different tastes with 3 glasses of wine and 1 non-alcoholic drink
  • Private cooking class in the chef's restaurant
  • 1 dish of "Pasta Carbonara" and 1 gelato
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask
    • All participants are required to bring and wear FFP2 masks. Blue surgical masks will not be accepted

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    • The tour is adaptable to your needs (vegetarian, vegan, celiac options).
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    4.3 /5

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    Marco was the perfect guide at the market, he knows everyone! Friendly and really makes you feel comfortable!! Just do it!! Anders and Karin from Sweden

    September 15, 2021


    An absolute must when in Rome. Marco is an amazing person, and seemingly pretty famous. His generousity is unmatched. If there was only one thing I could do while in Rome, it would be this tour!

    February 17, 2022

    A pleasant morning inside a large food market. Everyone at the market stalls we visited were friendly. Our guide knew everyone and gave us varied examples of Italian products and wine. We were two couples, the other from Germany and we really had fun together!

    June 9, 2022

    Product ID: 404025