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Rome: Food Markets Tour and Cooking Class with Lunch

1. Rome: Food Markets Tour and Cooking Class with Lunch

Meet your local host a few blocks from St. Peter’s Basilica on Via Fabio Massimo. Then, go to a typical food market to join the locals as they buy their fresh produce for the day. Select seasonal ingredients to help you prepare your lunch. After a break in a charming café, head over to the cooking school for an exciting lesson in Roman cuisine. Learn about its origins, distinctive features, and traditional recipes. Relax in the home-style kitchen as you prepare a menu based on seasonal produce. Make an appetizer, first course, main course, and dessert, all linked to the culinary traditions of Rome. At the end of the class, join your fellow students for lunch in a convivial atmosphere and savor a small selection of regional wines as you chat around the dining table.

Rome: The Vatican Market Experience Tasting and Class

2. Rome: The Vatican Market Experience Tasting and Class

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.

Rome: Private Half-Day Sightseeing Tour with a Local

3. Rome: Private Half-Day Sightseeing Tour with a Local

Spend half a day exploring the sights and landmarks of Rome with a local driver. The tour begins with pickup from your hotel and some time to discuss and customize the tour to suit your interests. From there, head off into the city and immerse yourself in the magic of Rome. During your tour, marvel at iconic monuments including the Colosseum, Pantheon, Trevi Fountain, and more. As you explore, listen to your driver share fascinating local insight into Rome's impressive history, culture, and traditions. You’ll also discover what life was like during the Ancient Roman Empire. By the end of the tour, you’ll have a better understanding of Rome's history and landmarks, as well as plenty of recommendations to enhance your vacation.

Rome: Campo De' Fiori Market & Trevi 4-Hour Food & Wine Tour

4. Rome: Campo De' Fiori Market & Trevi 4-Hour Food & Wine Tour

Take the opportunity to see one of Rome's most famous open sky markets, Campo dè Fiori. Visit attractions like the Pantheon, Piazza Navona and the Trevi Fountain. Explore the area, which hosts excellent restaurants, the best ice cream shops in town and three top class coffee roasters, as well as two of the best salami makers in the center of Rome. This tour is the perfect combination of a professionally-guided sightseeing tour and a trip to an authentic local market where you can taste the most delicious dishes the eternal city has to offer. There is plenty of food and wine, so come hungry. At the end of our tour, you’ll be able to discover the secret corners of Rome with confidence, making use of the recommendations provided by your local guide to experience the best of Rome’s cultural activities, entertainments and cuisine. The highlight of this tour is a rich lunch among the ruins of the most ancient theater in Rome.

Best of Rome Private Customized Walking Tour with a Local

5. Best of Rome Private Customized Walking Tour with a Local

Experience the true charm and character of Rome on a private walking tour with a local. Benefit from an itinerary that can be tailored to your interests and customized to your preferences. The supplier will be in touch within 24 hours after booking to find out more about your personality, tastes and interests so we can assign a like-minded Local who can create a bespoke experience for you. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. Start the day with an espresso, and then walk along the banks of the River Tiber. Admire the historic monuments of the Vatican and see the ancient Castel Sant'Angelo. Cross the Vittorio Emanuele II Bridge and stroll down elegant Via Corso to Piazza Navona. Toss a coin into the Trevi Fountain for good luck, or discover the remains of Ancient Rome at monuments such as the Roman Forum and Pantheon. Get recommendations on where to enjoy the best amatriciana and other typical dishes, or discover the best place to savor an authentic gelato away from the tourist crowds. If you feel like changing direction during the tour, or your guide thinks you'd enjoy a different experience, they will make suggestions and can alter the itinerary to create a bespoke tour, exclusive to you.

Rome: Private E-Bike Tour with Local Food

6. Rome: Private E-Bike Tour with Local Food

Begin the adventure in the morning close to St. Maria Maggiore where you will meet your guide. Sit down and enjoy breakfast together where you will have the opportunity to choose the places you want to explore and the route you'd like to take. Head out on your e-bike and pedal up to the top of the Aventino or of the Campidoglio hill to admire the most striking panoramas of the city. Explore neighborhoods like Trastevere, Testaccio, or Monti as you learn about the history and culture of Rome from your expert local guide. See popular landmarks like the Colosseo, Trevi Fountain, and Borghese Gardens then stop for some amazing Italian food to refuel after an incredible morning discovering Rome on a comfortable e-bike.

Market Tour and Meal in Rome

7. Market Tour and Meal in Rome

Le Cesarine is Italy's first and finest network of home cooks. Since 2004, Le Cesarine have been sharing the joy of regional Italian cuisine with thousands of travellers from all over the world. If you want to uncover the secrets of Italian family recipes on your travels, Le Cesarine are here to share their wisdom, which has been passed down in their families for generations. Visit the local market with your Cesarina. Enjoy the atmosphere of an Italian local market and learn how to recognize the best produce from the land. When you return to your Cesarina’s home, attend a private cooking demo where your Cesarina will share the secret of her family cookbook while preparing one of the dishes right in front of you. Sit at an authentic Italian table and enjoy a four course seasonal menu including starter, pasta, main course with side dish, dessert. Drinks included are water, a selection of red and white wines from regional cellars, and coffee. Feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as you connect with local people. Instead of loading your suitcase with souvenirs, take home memories that'll stay with you for life.

Rome: Eat like a Roman in Testaccio

8. Rome: Eat like a Roman in Testaccio

Join a like-minded local and eat your way around Testaccio, the birth place of Roman cuisine. You'll be paired with guides that are passionate about the place they call home and who choose to spend their free time sharing it with like-minded travelers matched to them. Start your four-hour tour with a cup of espresso or a caffè macchiato at your guide's favorite pasticceria. Head to one of the guide’s favorite bars for a classic aperitivo. Taste some local cheese and deli meats, and sip on an Aperol Spritz. Explore the neighborhood, stopping at the Testaccio market. Sample Roman street food and seasonal delicacies and try a local craft beer. Learn about Rome’s culinary culture of using in-season and simple ingredients to create incredible dishes. End the experience indulging in some delicious gelato from one of the neighborhood's best gelaterias.

A Sweet Walking Tour in Florence From Rome

9. A Sweet Walking Tour in Florence From Rome

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.

Florence: Full-Day Small-Group Tour by Train from Rome

10. Florence: Full-Day Small-Group Tour by Train from Rome

Enjoy a full-day excursion to Florence from Rome and a small-group tour of the Renaissance city (up to 6 persons on the tour). Florence is noted for its culture, Renaissance art and architecture and monuments such as Palazzo Vecchio, the Church of San Lorenzo and Santa Maria del Fiore. The nearby Campanile and the Baptistery are highlights as well. Florence is also an important city for designer fashion, being one of the world’s 15 fashion capitals. It's possible to spend some of the day exploring the shops and seeing the sights. Stop to enjoy lunch at a typical local bar, restaurant or pizzeria. Be sure to ask the guide for recommendations about what to see and do.

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What people are saying about Rome

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 10 reviews

Our guide Angelo was great! He brought us to all the major sites and showed us the best way to get around the city! He was very knowledgeable and kind. It was a perfect tour for our first full day in Roma

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!

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

Rita was the perfect guide, telling us about the history around us and the food we were tasting. The pasta class was fun too, what a great venue!

Very nice release. We really liked our guide and his explanations. To do and redo