Enjoy a 3-hour guided walking tour in Rome’s first district. Enjoy 3 different types of pizza and learn about how they’re made and the traditions behind them. Sample an old-style Italian soda as you experience the city’s history and food.
What to Expect
Your 4-hour walking food and history tour begins in Rione Monti, a district rich in historical monuments and churches, and considered by many to be the prettiest and most typical of Rome’s off-the-beaten-track areas.
This hidden gem is bordered by Venezia Square, the Forum, and the Coliseum, and features a medieval atmosphere with a maze of lanes and alleyways that are lined with small family run shops, restaurants, and bars.
Learn about Italian-style soft drinks, such as chinotto, while enjoying the neighborhood and discovering some cultural aspects of the area as well. The first stop is at a 100-year-old bakery, where you’ll be introduced to pizza alla teglia, cooked in a special baking tin. You’ll also learn about the 3 different ways of making Italian pizzas and the history behind them, in this very charming retro-style bakery.
The second stop is at a deli, or gastronomia, as the locals call it. Taste pure, artisan ingredients used as topping for the different types of pizza (margherita, capricciosa, etc.) and learn which topping to add before baking and which to add afterwards.
In the heart of the Monti district you’ll stop to take in one of the city’s most iconic historical sites: the Flavian Amphitheater, also known as the Coliseum.
Next you’ll try pizza alla teglia that’s cooked on flint rock. At the next historical stop you’ll visit the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, the most famous and largest Marian basilica in Italy.
At the final stop on the Rome Pizza Tour you’ll have the opportunity to sit back and stretch your legs at a popular wood oven pizzeria and watch the pizzaiolo, or pizza maker, at work.
Know Before You Go
• Be sure to wear comfortable shoes