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Rome: Street Food Tour with Local Guide

1. Rome: Street Food Tour with Local Guide

Tuck into Rome's iconic street food on a guided walking tour of the Jewish Quarter or Trastevere. Learn about local food with five tastings and try delicacies, such as pizza, supplì, and seasonal dishes. Choose between a tour of Trastevere or a tour of the Jewish Quarter, two of Rome's most picturesque districts with group and private tour options available. With your guide, learn about Rome’s history through its most beloved street food. If you've chosen the Trastevere tour, meet your guide on Tiber Island and soak up its unique atmosphere before entering Trastevere. Step into vibrant squares, such as Piazza Santa Maria, and indulge in popular street food, from cheesy supplì to delicious cannoli. If you've chosen the tour of the Jewish Quarter, head to the lively Campo De' Fiori square where one of the oldest open-air markets takes place every morning. Then, follow your guide to Rome's Jewish Quarter and see highlights, including the Portico of Octavia and the Turtle Fountain. Throughout both tours, enjoy five tastings with some wine and beer. Finally, make your way to an ice cream shop for a much-deserved treat. Both tours finish on a sweet note with the perfect Italian gelato.

Rome: 4-Hour Combo Pizza and Pasta Cooking Class

2. Rome: 4-Hour Combo Pizza and Pasta Cooking Class

Experience the most authentic way to enjoy pizza. Make it yourself from beginning to end in Rome. Your guide/ chef will take you through all the steps, from preparing the dough to cooking your pizza in a wood fired oven and learn to more than 10 different pasta shapes. After meeting at a central location, your group of no more than 10 participants will be transferred to the kitchen where you will learn the art of Neapolitan style pizza making. You will also have unlimited red wine. For dessert, you will enjoy the Italian original tiramisu. You will be making Pizza Margherita or Capricciosa and Pasta alla Carbonara or Amatriciana and more. Make sure to come hungry because the pizza and pasta is all-you-can-eat. At the end of your experience, you will be brought back to the original meeting point.

Rome: E-Bicycle Tour

3. Rome: E-Bicycle Tour

Ride through the city of Rome to discover the many highlights and famous landmarks including the Colosseum, Trevi, Navona, Vatican Square, and many hidden spots that are waiting to be explored. Be welcomed by your guide who will give you recommendations for a safe tour and will describe the itinerary. Visit the most important squares: Piazza Navona, Piazza del Popolo, Piazza di Spagna, Piazza di San Pietro, in front of the most important Fountains: on the Spanish Steps, Trevi, and Four Rivers. Stop in front of the amazing monuments such as the Colosseum, Pantheon, the ruins of Circus Maximus, and the Keyhole of Rome with the panoramic terrace of a beautiful garden on top of the Aventine hill. The tour will end at the same place as the meeting point.

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

4. 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: 2-Hour Gladiator School

5. Rome: 2-Hour Gladiator School

Train to be a gladiator at a school in Rome! Go back to school, but a school with a difference! Take this fun 2-hour course at a gladiator school on the ancient Via Appia in Rome, and learn to be a Roman fighter. Suitable for children and adults both, you will live like a warrior for 2 hours, wearing the gladiator tunic and mastering the skills of swordplay – safely of course. After an introduction to Roman history, learn the basic techniques of gladiatorial swords fighting. Each session includes a description of life as a gladiator and top tips on techniques with Roman weapons. Enjoy a unique experience!

Rome: Make Your Own Pizza Cooking Class & Dinner

6. Rome: Make Your Own Pizza Cooking Class & Dinner

Make your way to the restaurant located in central Rome where you’ll meet your small group of aspiring pizza chefs and your local guide. Here, you’ll spend a delightful evening learning how to make authentic Italian pizza from fresh ingredients.   The cooking class will set you up with a station including a work plan, an apron and rolling pin. You’ll start with a theoretical and then practical lesson on working the dough, from the ingredients to wait times to two different ways of kneading the dough. Then, choose which type of pizza you’d like to make – marinara (tomato, garlic, oregano), margherita (tomato, mozzarella, basil), diavola (tomato, mozzarella, spicy salami, chili) or Napoli (tomato, mozzarella, anchovies).   After the lesson, you’ll be accompanied to your table where you’ll enjoy a delicious bruschetta while your pizza is cooked in a wood oven. Savor a red or white wine, water or limoncello while you taste your creations.

Rome: Homemade Gelato and Pasta Class with Lunch and Wine

7. Rome: Homemade Gelato and Pasta Class with Lunch and Wine

Experience the joy of making Italian gelato and pasta with this chef-led cooking class in Rome. Use fresh ingredients to craft dishes from scratch and discover the secrets of Italian cuisine. Firstly, discover how to make homemade gelato using all ingredients and tools needed. Italian gelato is a specialty known all over the world and is characterized by its genuine taste and the quality of the raw materials. This part is a group activity, where you will help the chef create the gelato. Next, make your own pasta from flour and eggs. The chef will explain the difference between egg pasta and normal pasta, bringing your attention to the consistency of the pasta sheet and to the cut. Choose your pasta sauce such as carbonara, amatriciana, cacio e pepe, or alfredo. Finally, sit down and enjoy your homemade meal with a glass of wine.

Rome: Pasta Perfection Cooking Class

8. 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: Personal Travel and Vacation Photographer

9. Rome: Personal Travel and Vacation Photographer

Create a unique souvenir of your time in Rome during a photo shoot with a professional photographer. Benefit from an itinerary that will be tailored to your requirements, whether you are visiting for a family getaway, a romantic trip, or break with a group of friends.  Book the package that suits you, and then meet your photographer at a pre-agreed location. Enjoy the journey as they capture the magic on their camera. Visit 1 or more locations, depending on the option booked, to get a contemporary and candid photo document of your time in the city. The photographers are hand-picked and highly experienced, with local knowledge so that you can experience the city like an old friend. Receive a link to your password-protected online gallery within 5 working days of the experience to download your edited photos for free. Look back over your time in the Eternal City with fond memories that are sure to last a lifetime.

Rome: Moonlight Walking Tour

10. Rome: Moonlight Walking Tour

See the wonders of Rome at night and prepare to let the eternal city enchant you. Enjoy a quieter, cooler city as you leave the crowds behind you and embark on an incredible journey into the history of Rome. Meet your local, English-speaking guide in Rome’s most elaborate square, Piazza Navona. Marvel at the stunning Fountain of the Four Rivers, view the towering Pantheon, and hear the mystery that shrouds the most intact Ancient Roman building. Stop with your guide to take photos next to the iconic, illuminated monuments. Stroll through romantic, cobbled alleyways on your way to the Trevi Fountain. Listen as your guide explains the history of the fountain and the legend of the coin toss. Then, take a short break for photos or a refreshment. Venture on and pass the biggest building in Rome, as you walk through Piazza Venezia, built to commemorate the founder of Italy, Vittorio Emanuele II. Next, travel on the road of the Imperial Forums, take in the breath-taking views of the illuminated statues of emperors, columns, temples, triumphal arches, and the winding roads. Save the best for last, as you finish your tour with a secret picture-perfect viewpoint that overlooks the illuminated Colosseum.

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LOVED this activity on our first night in Roma. We wanted to sample many of Rome's best foods and not be limited to one unknown restaurant. Our guide led us to multiple locations and provided great information about the region, history, and the food. The food and drinks were fantastic!

Very great experience! My husband I got a good history lesson on Rome along with 5 different places of bites of food with drinks. My guide even accommodated my gluten allergy. Highly recommend!

An absolutely must for everyone that likes food and history. Loved that we walked around and our guide had so much knowledge about the history and food. So fun.

We had a great time! Our tour guide Chara was very knowledgeable and enjoyed answering our questions. She was polite and friendly. Highly recommended!

Excellent food and drink. Our tour guide was very knowledgable and friendly. Thank you!