You’ll repeatedly hear that eating your way through Italy is a must – but in a city as popular as Rome, you’re as likely to run into overpriced and not-very-good restaurants hoping to take advantage of ill-informed tourists as you are to find a real gem of a restaurant. One way to avoid falling prey to a bad food experience is to take a culinary tour in Rome early in your stay. Then you’ll be armed with the knowledge you need to make educated eating decisions – and the tips from your expert local guide.
Here are some of the culinary tours in Rome that can make your vacation an unforgettable one.
Small-Group Food Tour in Rome: Espresso, Gelato and Tiramisu – Want a crash course in some of the most popular treats in which you can indulge while in Rome? Then a 2.5-hour tour that focuses solely on gelato, tiramisu, and espresso is for you. You’ll sample some of the best in the city, so you’ll have a good basis for comparison, and you’ll learn what to look for, too.
Small-Group Rome Food Walking Tour: Trastevere, Campo dei Fiori and Jewish Ghetto – This 3.5-hour tour delves into Roman culinary history with stops in the historic Trastevere neighborhood, the bustling market square at Campo dei Fiori, and the food traditions of Rome’s Jewish population.
Rome Food Walking Tour – Get the highlights of Roman culinary traditions on this 4-hour walking tour that includes the Testaccio neighborhood, a Roman market, and opportunities to sample nine Roman specialties.
Italian Wine and Cheese Tasting in Rome – Focus on the wine and cheese of Rome with this 1-hour experience. You’ll visit a popular wine bar, where you’ll sample a variety of Italian wines, artisan cheeses, and cured meats.
Small-Group Cooking Lesson in Rome – If it’s not enough to taste Rome’s specialties and you want to learn to make them as well, then you’ll want to sign up for a cooking class in Rome. You’ll shop in a Roman market and then learn to make a meal with an expert chef.
Rome Walking Tour and Cooking Class – Combine the best of a walking tour and a cooking class into one, and you get this 4-hour Rome experience. You’ll be guided through historic Rome by an expert local guide, and then you’ll learn how to make an Italian meal with a local chef.
Small-Group Cooking Lesson in Roman Countryside – Want to get out of the city for a day? Then this 7-hour cooking experience in the Roman countryside is for you. You’ll be transported to an ancient village outside the capital where you’ll shop at the local market and then prepare a traditional Italian meal with an expert chef.