Taste the pizzas of Rome and Italy on a 3-hour walking tour of the rione Monti, a district rich in historical monuments and churches. Enjoy an off-the-beaten-path stroll through one of Rome’s oldest, prettiest and most characteristic neighborhoods.
What to Expect
Eat your way around one of Rome’s prettiest “rione” (neighborhoods) on a 3-hour food tour of Monti. Discover a hidden gem between Piazza Venezia, the Roman Forum, and Colosseum.
Experience Monti’s medieval atmosphere in a maze of alleys full of small family run shops and restaurants. Follow your guide step-by-step through the most ancient district of Rome, and savor local pizza with its many different ingredients and baking styles.
Your 1st stop will be a century-old bakery to learn about the unique pizza alla teglia cooked in a special baking tin. Explore the 3 different ways of making Italian pizzas and their relation to history in the retro-style bakery.
Next, go to a deli (”gastronomia” to a local) to taste artisan ingredients used for pizza toppings like margherita and capricciosa. Now it's time to try a chinotto, a unique soft drink that dates back to the 1930s. Go into the heart of Monti to learn about historic sites such as the Flavian Amphitheater (Colosseum).
Try a slice of pizza alla pala, this time cooked in an oven of flint rock. Walk past the largest Marian basilica of Italy at the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore. Completed in the year 440 AD, the basilica enjoys extraterritorial status similar to that of foreign embassies according to the 1929 Lateran Treaty.
See the tombs of the famous artist, Gianlorenzo Bernini and Napoleon’s sister, Paoline Bonaparte. End at a last pizzeria with a wooden oven, and learn the art of pizza making by watching a demonstration by a pizzaiolo (pizza making man).
- Walking tour of the 1st district of Rome
- Pizza tasting
- Old style Italian soda tasting
- Visit to the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore