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  • Rome: Street Food Tour with Local Guide

    1. Rome: Street Food Tour with Local Guide

    Try out authentic delicacies as you immerse yourself in the local culture of Rome on a small-group walking tour. Taste unmissable Roman foods such as pizza from a family-run establishment, Supplì (fried mozzarella rice balls) and typical seasonal dishes from Rome’s Jewish Quarter. Meet in Piazza del Biscione before whetting your appetite at a local charcuterie at your first stop. Sample some typical Italian cured meats and some local wine there before heading off to try Rome's well-known tasty street food, Supplì. Your guide will fill you in on these rice delicacies' 19th-century beginnings and how they earned their name. Next, taste some classic Roman pizza and Menabrea beer at family-run Roscioli, an establishment run by the founder’s grandchildren. After this you’ll be heading to the Roman Ghetto, Rome’s old Jewish Quarter. Here, sample traditional zucchini flower fritters or ca...

    Excellent. Elizabeth is a super guide !! Enjoyed the history facts and the food addresses as well.

  • Ancient Appian Way: Electric Bike Tour

    2. Ancient Appian Way: Electric Bike Tour

    Explore the Roman countryside and its remarkable scenery on this half-day cycling tour. Cycle along 2,300-year-old cobblestone roads to ancient ruins. After a short urban ride, you will reach the beginning of the Ancient Appian Way. This was one of the first roads in Rome, also known as the “Queen of the Streets”. Continue to cycle past ancient tombs and the ruins of an imperial palace. As you ride, your guide will share interesting historical facts that will open your eyes to the Rome beyond the monuments. Leaving the Ancient Appian Way, you will follow the ancient aqueducts through the Roman countryside. After a pleasant ride back, your tour ends with a return to central Rome.

  • Rome: Jewish Ghetto Tour

    3. Rome: Jewish Ghetto Tour

    Embark on a unique walking tour through the former Jewish ghetto of Rome which was established in 1555 on the banks of the Tiber River. Learn about how the ghetto was essentially a prison-neighborhood within Rome, surrounded by fences and gates. As you stroll through the streets, discover how it was considered unacceptable for Jews to live together with Christians, Pope Paul IV Carafa promulgated a series of restrictions on the Jewish community such as would marginalize it for centuries. See how the former ghetto quarter represents the uninterrupted relationship between Jews and the city of Rome, the Jewish community chose it to be the home of its Great Synagogue which was inaugurated in 1904. The Synagogue is a symbol of the emancipation achieved by Roman Jews after the abolition of the ghetto.

    Great tour with a lovely guide who has in depth knowledge of the history and geography of the area. Highly recommended.

  • Rome: City Highlights Bike Tour

    4. Rome: City Highlights Bike Tour

    See Rome from the saddle of a bike on a bike tour of the “Eternal City,” and discover more than you would on a walking tour. Travel back to the days of the Roman Empire as you take a circuit of the Colosseum. Marvel at the ruins of temples in the Roman Forum. Throw a coin in the Trevi Fountain. See the cylindrical Castel Sant’Angelo. Admire the glorious buildings of Piazza Navona, built on the site of the Stadium of Domitian. Keeping off the main roads, bike down charming alleys and less crowded streets to experience Rome off-the-beaten-path. Hear historical facts and funny anecdotes to enrich your experience.

  • Trastevere: Food and Wine Tour

    5. Trastevere: Food and Wine Tour

    Spend an evening exploring Rome’s picturesque Trastevere neighborhood with a friendly local guide. Hop from enoteca to local bar, from ristorante to trattoria, as you dive into the world of Roman gastronomy and Italian wines. Try regional cured meats and cheese, delicious local pastas, a variety of different Italian wines and, of course, Rome's favorite aperitivo cocktail. Consider this your crash course in Italian food and drink, setting you up to dine better for the rest of your stay. End your tasting tour with dessert at a truly local sweet eatery. Learn what you need to look out for in order to separate the real deal from the tourist traps.

  • Ancient Appian Way: Private Electric Bike Tour

    6. Ancient Appian Way: Private Electric Bike Tour

    Escape the hustle and bustle of central Rome on an e-bike tour of the ancient Appian Way, one of the first streets in Rome. Riding on a top-notch and smooth e-bike will make pedaling a breeze, so you can focus on taking in the surrounding landscapes.   Follow your guide along Via Appia, also known as the “Queen of the Streets”. Cross the famous Parco degli Acquedotti, an important site where six ancient Roman aqueducts meet.    The rest of the tour takes you down a route that evokes the best of the region’s history, culture, and art. Explore a 2,300-year-old meadow, and relive the history of the great empire. Cross a unique landscape full of ancient footprints, imperial mansions, statues, tombs, and the St. Calisto Catacombs.

  • Rome: Private Highlights Tour by Golf Cart

    7. Rome: Private Highlights Tour by Golf Cart

    Experience the very best of the Eternal City on a private golf cart tour. Begin your visit in the morning, afternoon, or evening by meeting your expert tour guide at the local partner's office. Set off to discover the great highlights and the hidden gems Rome has to offer. Start the tour in the city center and customize your itinerary based on your personal preferences. Led by your passionate guide, hit all the major highlights including Piazza Venezia and the impressive Vittoriano, the Trevi Fountain — where you can throw a coin into the water to ensure your return to Rome — and the Spanish Steps, heart of the glamorous shopping district. Head then to Piazza Navona, with the amazing Bernini’s Fountain of the Four Rivers. Go in the Pantheon to admire the greatest work of Roman architecture, followed by a stop at Campo de Fiori to visit the food market. Afterwards, explore the best of A...

    I did this tour with my wife and we both loved it! It is a very nice option to explore a lot of the city quickly so we would recommend it as the first tour when arriving at Rome (especially when it is hot outside). The driver was very nice and knowledgeable! We had a lot of questions and he answered all of them with ease. We can highly recommend this tour

  • Rome: Temples, Squares & Markets Guided Walking Tour

    8. Rome: Temples, Squares & Markets Guided Walking Tour

    Explore some must-see places as well as the secret side of Rome with a local guide. Immerse in the history and culture of the city as you visit the Pantheon, Piazza Navona, the Jewish Ghetto, Campo de' Fiori, and more. Enjoy a tasting of traditional Roman street food. Start your walking tour at the Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola. Admire its frescoed ceiling and enjoy its baroque atmosphere. Stroll over to the Pantheon. Learn about the obelisks in Rome, some of which are thousands of years old and were brought from Egypt. Get a view of the beautiful square of Piazza Navona. Learn about the “talking statues”, a phenomenon that is quite unique to the city. Walk by ancient temples. See the Mouth of Truth, a spot forever immortalized by Audrey Hepburn in the film Roman Holidays. Find out why Rome is often compared with a lasagna. Explore Campo de Fiori Square and its local Food Market to...

  • Mostra Leonardo Da Vinci: Rome Treasure Hunt Game

    9. Mostra Leonardo Da Vinci: Rome Treasure Hunt Game

    Enjoy a guided tour through the center of Rome that is sure to captivate even your children. Don't worry about where to go, because the game will lead you to all the best sights. Follow your instincts and choose the route which seems most stimulating and interesting to you. Do you prefer to visit the Colosseum, the Spanish Steps, Piazza Navona, Campo dei Fiori, the Pantheon, the Forum, Romanum, or maybe all of them? After receiving a tablet in the museum, you can start the game. The tablet will be your private tour guide around the city. Discover hidden details in Rome's history which you would never have noticed without the game, which starts and ends at the Leonardo da Vinci exhibition. Earn points at the different stages; the more points you earn, the more clues you’ll get. Pay special attention to the clues because you’ll need them to solve the final riddle when visiting the Leona...

  • Rome: Jewish Ghetto Guided Walking Tour

    10. Rome: Jewish Ghetto Guided Walking Tour

    Go in search of Europe's oldest Jewish community accompanied by a professional guide and learn about the fascinating and tragic history of the Jewish Ghetto in Rome. Join your guide as you stroll through the narrow lanes of the remaining parts of the old Ghetto around Portico d’Ottavia. Retrace the history of the Jewish people in the city, from ancient times to the modern-day. Hear the tragic tale of how the Roman Jews were rounded up in the Ghetto to be sent to Auschwitz and see the brass cobblestones installed as a memorial to the Holocaust victims. Learn about Roman-Jewish cuisine and take the opportunity to sample traditional foods such as fried artichokes or an authentic sour cherry cake. Finally, admire the Great Synagogue, the largest synagogue in Rome and one of the largest in Europe. End your tour in Piazza Mattei at the Turtle Fountain.

    As it turns out I was the only one on the tour that day but it worked out to my advantage as I had very in-depth experience. The guide was highly knowledgeable as well as funny and entertaining. I got to learn so much about the history of Rome and specifically the Jewish experience there which was very enlightening. Thank you for a great tour!

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Elisabeth was an excellent guide, sharing information about the food we tried as well as the areas of the city we visited while on the tour. Interesting, friendly ans helpful, I couldn’t have asked for better! Good variety of Italian street food. Very nice evening overall!

Fantastic tour! Great to learn about the different foods of Rome and try things I wasn't expecting. Our guide was very knowledgeable and gave us loads of information about local dishes.

Our guide, Francesca, was excellent, very informative and funny. The food was all very tasty and we will be back for more!

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That was an amazing experience! I totally recommend.