Rome: Street Food Tour with Local Guide
- Small group
- Duration: 2.5 hours
Take a stirring journey through art and religious history with skip-the-ticket-line entry to the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel. Avoid the long ticket lines and then enjoy your visit at your own pace. Tiptoe through the Greek Cross Gallery to see elaborately-carved sarcophagi that might just contain the earthly remains of some of antiquity's famous kings and queens! Peek at the Cabinet of the Masks, or tour the Sala degli Animali to see a virtual menagerie of fantastic beasts, real and imagined. Walk the Upper Galleries, including the Gallery of Maps, to see how cartographers depicted the world through the ages. See masterpieces by Renaissance masters in the Raphael Rooms, and rest for a while in the Borgia Apartments. Then, it’s time to marvel at Michelangelo’s exquisite Sistine Chapel, the crown jewel of the Vatican, and perhaps even of all the world’s art treasures.
Nice tour despite the amusement park-like herding of people through the museum. Guards were a bit rude to visitors. Didn't like that if you missed seeing something the guards wouldn't let you retreat to look again. The tour itself was beautiful!
Explore St. Peter's Basilica, one of Rome's most famed and magnificent sites. Known as the Queen of all the Basilicas, this Renaissance-style church and its dome dominate the skyline of Rome. Discover why the American philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson described it as "an ornament of the earth...the sublime of the beautiful".
Marvel at the interior, lavishly decorated with marble, reliefs, architectural sculpture, and gilding. At the heart of the basilica, beneath the high altar, discover the Chapel of the Confession, named after the confession of faith by St. Peter. Marvel at the curving marble staircases that lead to this underground chapel.
Also, listen to the Vox City Guide, a self-guided audio tour with stories from local experts. It works online and is included in the experience. Learn about point...
ST. Peter’s Basilica was beautiful and our tour guide had so much knowledge. I highly recommend it.
Depart Rome and travel by bus to the lovely town of Tivoli, best known for the Renaissance Villa d'Este and the large Roman archaeological complex of Hadrian's Villa. Learn the rich history of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites from an expert guide. Built in the Roman settlement of Tibur, Hadrian's Villa served as a retreat from Rome for the Roman Emperor Hadrian during the 2nd and 3rd decades of the 2nd century AD, and would be where he governed the Roman Empire during his last years or reign. Explore the complex to see the ruins of opulent pools, public baths and fountains. Marvel at classical Greek architecture and beautiful artworks. Have lunch at a typical Italian restaurant before moving on to Villa d’Este, best known for its beautiful terraces and the Apartments of the Cardinal with its spectacular view of the gardens and courtyards. Stroll among the many decorative fountains, such...
Both destinations were just beautiful. The sprawling magnificence of Hadrian’s Villa painted a picture of the true might of Rome at its height. The endless gardens and fountains of Villa d’Este we’re just breathtaking!
On this 4-hour evening walk your guide will introduce you to foodie neighborhoods that offer some of the best food, wine, and local products Rome has to offer. You’ll enjoy 20 delicious food tastings! The tour starts out with an aperitivo at La Nicchia Cafè, a water buffalo specialty shop. Taste a variety of the finest Italian cheese and cured meats. Highlights include fresh mozzarella di bufala, Enjoy samples of truffle cheese, DOP pesto, tomatoes, and artichokes, accompanied by a glass of refreshing crisp DOC white wine. After your aperitivo you’ll head to Pizzarium, Rome’s number 1 pizzeria. Taste a selection of the most creative and delicious pizzas by Gabriele Bonci. Prepare for an explosion of laughter and fun when you arrive at the legendary Paciotti gourmet food shop. Meet the larger-than-life Stefano Paciotti and sample outstanding Italian cheeses, prosciuttos, and salamis, a...
Great way to enjoy eating local food, learning about the culture, and meeting people from all over the world. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the food and made us feel welcome. I would highly recommend this activity to travelers who are interested this experience.
Board a double-decker boat for a cruise along Rome’s Tiber River complete with wine and appetizers. During the cruise, chill out and enjoy the view as you listen to fascinating onboard commentary as well as relaxing music. The 70-minute cruise departs at 17:30 from Tiberina Island and returns to the same point. The appetizers menu lets you experience real Roman food, served on large plates. Everything is served with a glass of red or white wine, as per your preference. The main course menu includes pasta with pesto, pachino and olives; a slice of pizza with mozzarella cheese, pachino, and oregano; rustic puff pastry with ham and provola; chips and salted peanuts; fresh fruit; dry pastries. Extra wine and spirits are available for purchase onboard from a special selection on the drinks menu.
Greet your chef at the established restaurant in the heart of Rome. Put on your chef hat and your apron, and prepare yourself for an amazing cooking experience. Start by making your own pasta from flour and eggs. Rely on the chef to show you which kind of pasta you can prepare with this recipe, and choose your favorite one to cut. Once the pasta is ready, move on to learn how to prepare Tiramisù, using all the provided ingredients and finding out which tools are needed. Once the lesson has finished, just choose your topping sauce, carbonara, amatriciana, cacio e pepe, alfredo, or more. Have a break and relax with a good glass of wine as you let the restaurant prepare your dish using your very own pasta.
Great location. Great chef. Could use bit of AC or cool air as in summer it’s get a bit hot but i guess for cooking one must sweat a lil.
A comfortable, air-conditioned coach will pick you up in Rome. As you leave the city behind for rolling hills, your expert, English-speaking tour guide will fill you in on Tuscany’s rich culture and answer any questions you might have about the day ahead. First is a walking tour in the hill town of Montepulciano, led by a local expert guide, taking in an ancient but still-functioning wine cellar and ruins that pre-date Rome. Next is San Biagio, a picturesque church resting below the town at the point where the Val d’Orcia fades into the Val di Chiana. In the midst of a breathtaking landscape overlooking the Tuscan hills, the classic-style church, with its travertine facade welcoming in the sunlight, is a 16th-century Renaissance masterpiece with exquisite decorations inside. Just a short drive away is the highlight of any trip to Tuscany: lunch. In the wine cellar of an authentic vine...
Easy to meeting point, great guide (Jon), lunch was excellent, wine excellent ( my only gripe was small amounts) but great quality.
Meet outside the Colosseum metro station to take some wide angle photos of the monument before going inside. Skip the long lines to enter the theater and get an immediate sense of its vast size. Follow in the footsteps of the gladiators and stand in the arena to get stunning views of the underground area. Head below ground to explore the subterranean chambers and hear stories about the fierce battles between the gladiators and wild animals. Marvel as the past is brought to life through stories of ferocious games. and see where the emperor sat above the arena floor as you take a tour of the circumference.
The guide outside the colosseum was great Her knowledge was amazing and she spoke very good English She gave a good background for beginners like us in Roman history. The colosseum at night is beautiful and overwhelming. I didn’t enjoy the explanations. The English of the guide was not very clear and it wasn’t coherent. It jumped from subject to subject It is not very important but it said in the description of the tour that we will be offered aperitif and snacks. We didn’t get any It is not necessary for the tour to have but don’t write what we don’t get I’m giving five star for the first guide And three star for the second guide
Begin your adventure close to St. Maria Maggiore, one of the most beautiful basilicas of Rome. Pedal up to the top of the Aventino hill and admire one of the most striking sunset panoramas of the eternal city. Rome always has its charm but the views over the Fori Imperiali, Campidoglio, and Circo Massimo at dusk will provoke unique emotions that you must experience at least once in your life. Remember to bring a coin as you will need one to make a wish at the Fontana di Trevi to make sure one day you will return to Rome. See popular landmarks such as the Colosseo and San Pietro, illuminated by the moonlight biking through little-known streets far away from the city traffic. End the adventure with the cold cuts you can taste from all over Italy accompanied by an excellent glass of wine.
Great and enthusiastic guide. Perfect way to spend our first day in Rome! Enjoyed the smaller group size. Saw all the major sites plus some amazing hidden gems that we probably would have never discovered on our own. Food and wine were perfect. Super customer service. Glad this was the e-bike tour we selected; we would absolutely take another tour with this group again.
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.
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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!
Zeer toffe gids, leuke adresjes en specialiteiten leren kennen, stipt en grappig! Zowiezo een aanrader!!
That was an amazing experience! I totally recommend.