Everyone knows the Italians are incredibly passionate about their food…and wine, so why not enjoy the flavors of their rich cuisine by taking a food tour on your next vacation to Rome? Choose whether to cycle or walk around some of the historic quarters of the city and there’s a tour to suit any traveler’s budget. Learn all about the different ingredients, techniques and history of delicious dishes and impress your friends on your return. To help you work out which suits you, here’s 8 of the best food tours in Rome, Italy.
If you’re a keen cyclist and food lover then this tour is the perfect combo for spending your time seeing the sights of Rome with stops to local eateries. In addition to hearing stories from historical landmarks and Italian food, you’ll get to savor the flavors of a traditional Italian breakfast, a thin-crust Roman pizza from a bakery and a gelato from an authentic Italian ice cream parlor. A knowledgeable guide will take you past iconic sights including the Roman Forum, Trevi Fountain and the Colosseum. The 9-mile (14.5-km) route will also take you through the historical Jewish Ghetto area.
Rome Bike and Food Tour
Price: from 47.85 USD
This evening gourmet tour is bound to enrich your taste-buds and help you become a better expert at ‘what grows together, goes together.’ The tour will take you to 5 different gourmet food stores to sample up to 20 different foods! From ricotta, truffle cheese, pachino tomatoes, pesto, eggplant meatballs at a water bufala specialty venue to prosciutto with fig, zucchini and ricotta, chicken with celery and scamorza with spinach at Pizzarium, the most famous pizzeria in Rome. You’ll also taste fine cheeses, hams, truffles, balsamic vinegar from the Pachiotti family’s gourmet food shop and indulge in handmade Roman pasta, with wine, at the award-winning restaurant XBacchus before finishing up at Fatamorgana artisanal Gelateria.
Rome Food Tour by Sunset around Prati District
Duration: 4 hours
If you want to hear all about insider tips on where the best eateries that use prime ingredients to serve up the tastiest, authentic Roman food are, then this is the tour for you! While you stroll and taste your way though this ancient city, you’ll find out where the best street food, pizza, pasta, and gelato can be found. Your guide certainly will treat you like a local and show you all the favorite areas and restaurants where Romans also eat and drink.
Taste of Rome: The Authentic Rome Food Tour
Price: from 82.54 USD
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After getting picked up by an English speaking driver, you’ll start this tour with the best coffee in town so you’re set up for the rest of the tour. In between stopping off at the Pantheon, you’ll be taken to a local food market in Campo dè Fiori where you’ll taste some warm pizza and have time to stroll around. At the beautiful Piazza Navona, try some tasty rice balls stuffed with many different things: mozzarella and ham or tomato sauce and eggplant before driving by the Roman forums and the Colosseum. If in season, you’ll also get to try fried artichokes in the Jewish area.
Food and Sightseeing Tour in Rome with Driver
Price: from 131.59 USD
In contrast to some of the more popular baroque landmarks, this tour will show you around one of the city’s most prominent contemporary buildings—the MAXXI (Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo or National Museum of the 21st Century Arts). Your architecture tour of the Flaminio Area also takes you to the Rome Auditorium and Ponte della Musica on the Tiber River. With a knowledgeable guide to entertain en route, you’ll finish up with a perfect Roman tasting in a typical restaurant of the area.
Rome Architecture and Food Tour of the Flaminio Area
Price: from 86.13 USD
Explore the maze of lanes and alleys of Rione Monti, one of the historical areas of Rome while sampling some authentic pizza. Your guide will take you to a 100-year-old bakery where you will be introduced to the pizza alla teglia and learn how to make pizza in 3 different ways. There are plenty of opportunities to taste the Italian cuisine as you’ll also visit an artisan deli and see how pizza is made on an oven flint rock and from a wood-fired typical Roman pizza.
Rome Food Walking Tour
Duration: 3 hours
Indulge yourself in the authentic flavors of Rome in combination with visiting the vibrant neighborhoods of Trastevere and Campo de’ Fiori. While munching your way through some Roman pizza and tasty cheese from a traditional ‘bottega’, you’ll pass by the beautiful Piazza Santa Maria and church, Roman ruins, Renaissance buildings and the Jewish district which has its own contribution to Italian cuisine. Your tour ends with a plate of pasta and a quality glass of Italian wine.
Chef-Designed Food Tour in Rome
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Enjoy a private tour specifically tailored to your taste buds and food preferences with some of the best food Rome has to offer! Sample some fantastic dishes while you learn about 4 Michelin star chefs and visit the restaurants where they serve up top quality food ready for you to taste. As you walk from one eatery to the next you’ll also experience the sights and sounds of Rome, making this an unforgettable experience for you to enjoy.
Private Michelin Star Food Tour in Rome
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
When in Rome...
…do as the Romans do! From visiting the food markets, family-run delicatessens, popular restaurants or Michelin Star food, you’ll be indulged in a range of food, wine and coffee tasting. The only problem you’ll have is choosing which tour to do!
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