Roman Culinary Tour: Pizza, Gelato, Coffee & More
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- Discover the culinary delights of Rome
- Eat your way through history with delicious local treats
- Learn all about Rome's love affair with food throughout the ages
Explore the backstreets of the dense historical center, then feast your taste buds on fantastic coffee, chocolate, pizza, and ice cream. Discover the evolution of Rome's eternal fixation with culinary delights!
Begin the walk close to the Jewish Ghetto where you can sample some of Rome's legendary fried snacks. Depending on availability, try some carciofi (artichokes), a specialty of the city. Depending on the interests of the group, you will visit several local shops to try a tapestry of different flavors.
The experience will most certainly include an encounter with a traditional coffee or cappuccino at one of 2 historic cafes near the Pantheon. Learn about the history of coffee culture and its introduction into Italian society in the 16th century. Delve into the fierce rivalry between historic coffee shops who go to extreme lengths to safeguard their trademark roasting processes.
Learn all about pizza, and more specifically, thin-crusted Roman style pizza, which plays a major role in the city's street food scene as a quick lunch or late-night snack. End your tastebud adventure on a sweet note at a family-run gelateria, where gelato is made by hand using the freshest ingredients around Italy. Learn to differentiate between industrial and handmade gelato with the help of your docent, and try unique flavors like chocolate and Nero d'Avola wine, or sage and raspberry.
Come away with an appreciation and understanding of the rich culinary tradition around the city. Using the lessons learned during the tour, you will be able to navigate Rome's cafes and food shops like a native!
- Knowledgeable guide
- Tastings at food specialty shops (must be purchased at check-out for private tour, included in standard tour)
Meet outside the bar "Il Gelato" located at 14 Largo Arenula, just off of Largo Argentina (the sunken archaeological site at intersection of Corso Vittorio and Via Arenula). Nearest bus or tram stop: Largo Argentina.
Please note that a tasting fee must be purchased at check-out for every passenger on this tour. If you do not purchase the tasting fee you will not be able to participate in this tour and no refund will be provided.
Walks are held rain or shine with some variations to accommodate the weather.
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