Rome, Lazio, Italy

Food, wine & cooking

Private

Roman Food Tour: the 10 Tastings

Duration: 3 hours
Mamma mia, the food in Rome is to die for! Whether you’re a fan of sweets or savoury snacks, you’ll always find something that fits your taste in this food paradise. In this Withlocals Originals tour, we’ve combined the best local bites in a 3 hour private food tour. It's all created just for you and your traveling group. So prepare your tastebuds: 10 delicious tastings are waiting for you to be tried! Go on a feast for all your senses while you drool your way through the city. You’ll have the original pizza bianca, gelato based on the authentic recipe, the finest suppli in town and cannoli from the best patisserie in Rome. And there’s even more! All best 10 tastings have already been sorted out for you and your friends and are of course covered in the price. And you know what’s even better? Along the go you’ll visit the most beautiful highlights of the city. So you’ll get to know all historic and cultural insights while you munch on some magnificent food. Nope, it’s not a dream; The local hosts make it all possible for you during this unique route! Our awesome locals who guide this private tour are huge foodies and can tell you all about Italian cuisine. What’s even better is that they can 100% personalize the route and take your preferences, diets or allergies into account. Check out their profiles and pick your favourite local for this delicious journey through bella Roma! Buon Appetito! * Please take into consideration that on Sunday the tastings are slightly different. Don't worry, we promise that they are delicious! For more info, please contact your favorite host.
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Heavenly Rome Food Tour: 10 Tastings

Duration: 3 hours
Get ready to fall in love with the delicious flavors of Rome. From sweet treats to savoury snacks, this tour has all your food-bases covered. All 10 of these tastings have been carefully selected and are full of flavor and truly scrumptious. The best part? All tastings are included in the price! Supercharge your senses while eating your way through the Vatican neighborhood! This area is a foodie’s paradise, with cool local cafes and authentic Italian restaurants around every street corner. Taste freshly-baked pizza from the area’s best bakery, super-creamy tiramisu, delicious Italian wine and cannoli from a local-favorite pastry shop. The Vatican neighborhood may be known for Vatican City, but you’ll be surprised by just how buzzing this area is! There are plenty of vibrant markets, cute cafes and cool vintage stores. As you nibble on tasty bites you’ll also experience the area’s hotspots and must-see places. Yes, this tour really does have it all! Our awesome local hosts are all passionate foodies and love talking about Italian cuisine. Plus they can 100% personalize this tour depending on your preferences, diets or allergies. Check out the local hosts’ profiles and pick your favorite foodie to take you on this tasty journey. Buon Appetito!
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Drinks, Bites & Views of Rome by Night

Duration: 3 hours
Rome is beautiful during the day, but it's at night when the city gets that special light and the locals come out to play! This is your chance to join in and embrace the local culture. Go with your favorite local to see the best local hangouts, enjoy a drink, local snacks and get the best view of Rome while enjoying a bottle of wine. This will be a night to remember! Wander through the lively Trastevere neighborhood, where the locals like to catch up with each other over a cold beer and food. Here, you'll enjoy a beer and two local snacks to kickstart the night: a delicious supplí and an always classic pizza slice. For the perfect ending, the perfect view over Rome! Make your way to the top of Janiculum Hill where a fantastic view awaits. Sit down, relax, and have a nice time together with your local host over a bottle of wine, just like the locals do! Ready for a fun night in Rome? Pick your favorite local host and let them take you out to enjoy the nightlife of Rome when the sun goes down. They'll tell you all about the street art, fun historical facts and the best local bars and restaurants! All combined in this amazing private and personalized tour!
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Best of Rome Tour: Highlights & Hidden Gems

Duration: 4 hours
Experience Rome like you would never have thought of. This is you and your family or friend's chance to enjoy Rome like a local, with a local. Highlights and hidden gems: they are waiting for you. We combined them in a must do trip. And with your local host it can be 100% tailored around you if you happen to need anything extra! You will see the Colosseum, Piazza Navona and the Pantheon. Just a few highlights of Rome and everyone knows they are absolute must-visits. But what do you know about the hidden gems this amazing city has to offer? Thanks to your awesome local host, the one of your choice, you will know all the ins and out of the city. So not only the well known places but also that authentic Roman bookshop that no other tourist will ever find. The best of both worlds, just for you! But that’s not all. What is Rome without tasting great food? Exactly, nothing. That’s why your private guide will let you enjoy several great food tastings so you can truly experience the city at its finest. Enjoy the best slice of pizza from an authentic bakery where only locals come and have a taste of Italian gelato or espresso while enjoying an amazing view of the Pantheon. All tastings are of course included in the price. The different hosts who can take you on this private tour all have their own passions and stories to tell and can’t wait to show you their city in a unique way! Check out all host profiles, pick the private guide you like most and get ready to visit the amazing highlights and hidden gems of Rome!
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Independent Day Trip to Florence: Highlights & Hidden Gems

Duration: 4 hours
Want to discover another beautiful Italian city? Just 1.5 hours from Rome is the stunning city of Florence. Full of historical gems, there is so much to see. Take in all the ancient landmarks, plus find cool local spots tucked away, this tour offers the perfect mix of both! Hop on the train in Rome and enjoy an independent journey through the Italian countryside. Once you arrive in Florence your local host will be ready and waiting to show you all the highlights of their city. From the city’s political hub to the beautiful Ponte Vecchio bridge. Stroll through the lively old town and take in the charming architecture. Visit the beautiful Piazza del Duomo, Florence’s most popular landmark. Marvel at its beauty and if you are feeling active, climb to the top for a picture-perfect view of the city. Now it is time to discover some hidden medieval gems! Follow your new friend to some well-preserved historical buildings full of history. Plus visit a special tower that has survived a civil war, or two! Your friendly host has plenty of local stories to share with you. Continue your interesting chat with your new friend over antipasto and wine! Discover where the Florentines have lunch and feel like one of them. Take in the local vibes and friendly atmosphere while you continue learning about Florence’s culture and history. Visit a cool gothic-style church, which used to be a market! Wondering how a market became a church? It is quite a story, your local host will tell you all about it. Escape the touristy crowds and discover a trendy square where the locals chill out. Spot an original Michelangelo masterpiece and hear a story about the famous artist himself. Want to see the highlights and hidden gems of Florence, plus leave with a head full of knowledge and a heart full of unique memories? This tour is for you! Check out our host videos and choose the friendly face that you would like to join you on this tour of Florence. Is there anything else that you are desperate to see? Just let your local friend know and they will personalize the route just for you. As this is an independent day trip you will need to organize your train transportation yourself. Don’t worry, it is really easy to do! Just book your tickets from Rome Termini to Firenze S. M. Novella here: https://www.trenitalia.com/en.html
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Rome Like a Little Gladiator

Duration: 2 hours
Experience Rome through the eyes of your kids and spend a fun day together with your family! Join me for a unique way of discovering Rome where the whole family is going to have an amazing time! See some of the most amazing city highlights and hear all about them in a fun & interactive way. It's movie time! The whole family will enjoy a 5D film at the cinema and you'll feel like if you were inside the movie! Keep the fun going with a visit to a cat sanctuary with the possibility for the kids to be with the cats while you mingle and hear about the remarkable work the members of the association do for this furry friends. Have you ever imagined being on an island in Rome? Let me make that possible and take you to Tiber Island. And as food is something all Italians are proud of, a pizza & gelato stop is a must! Let the kids play and meet other local kids at the playground! And while they play, I'll give you more Family Friendly recommendations of things to do and visit in Rome. If there is any other place in the city or any other tasting you would like to include on the tour, let me know! I can personalize your tour the way your family wants it. See you in Rome! *Please arrive at least 15mins before your booking is meant to start to make sure you get to the cinema on time!
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90 Minutes Kickstart Tour of Rome

Duration: 2 hours
First time in Rome and want to know where to go? Or just not enough time for a full tour? Let a local introduce you to all the best Rome has to offer! After all those blogs or information pages you’ve ploughed through on the internet, this is your chance to truly get a unique head start of your experience in Bella Roma! Wander past the magnificent Circo Massimo, visit the Orange Garden for a fantastic city view and finish your private tour at the best local café in Trastevere. Along the route, you can ask all your questions to help you and your friends get the best out of your holiday in Rome. Really, you can ask anything! After all, it’s the locals who know best! Looking for the best local restaurant unknown to tourists? Or do you want to know which districts are genuinely up-and-coming and worth a visit? And what about the best time to go to the Colosseum - that’s definitely some useful information to have when in Rome! With a local, you can get to know all this, plus many other unique insights about history, food, culture, and the must-dos or must-avoids. The awesome locals can’t wait to introduce you to their beautiful city and share local tips & tricks with you. All of them can personalize the route 100% for you and your group if you have specific wishes. Just pick your preferred date, starting time and the private guide you like most and get ready for an excellent kickstart introduction to Rome!
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The Non-Touristy Bike Tour of Rome

Duration: 3 hours
I am Portuguese living in Rome. A city that I love and ride on bicycle almost every day for the last 16 years. Over the years as foreigner I discovered the most curious secrets, and some incredible places that sometimes the local Romans themselves don't know. I am a theatre artist, and for that reason I know well all of the artistic environment: theatres, music, films, but also the city historical and cultural heritage. The gastronomy of the popular (no touristic) restaurants and Trattorie" is also one of my specialties... So I can integrate and personalize bike and food tasting tour. Being a parent of two children from a Italian mother I also know very well and child’s cultural activities that the city provides. I like to improvise and I'm easy to adapt to people with tastes and different requirements... and I speak fluently besides my mother language and Italian: English, French and Spanish."
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Authentic Italian Lifestyle with Food & Drinks

Duration: 3 hours
As a proud Roman, I want to introduce you to the best part of the day: Aperitivo time! The locals look forward to this time of the day as it helps to unwind with your friends after a day of hard work. Be part of this fun local tradition & feel like a true Roman on this private experience. It all starts in the evening, around 6 p.m., when the locals are ready to have a drink and some delicious food. Let's meet around that time; we'll wander through the lively Trastevere neighborhood and I'll take you to the best local aperitivo spots. It is a must to start your aperitivo experience with a drink. Enjoy a glass of the best Roman wine Cesanese del Piglio d.o.c." while eating a typical Roman aperitivo, hot bread butter, and Mediterranean anchovies. Or how about a beer? Try an artisanal beer from a local brewery where you will try the wonderful "fatatone cacio e pepe", an awesome Italian aperitivo of cooked oven chips with Pecorino Romano DOP and pepper. Between the tastings, I'll take you to roam the beautiful and magical city streets, where you can discover the local nightlife. I'll provide personalized recommendations based on your preferences for you to continue enjoying your night out in Rome. Be part of the local lifestyle and be surprised with the flavors & atmoshpere of Rome. Any requests? Don't hesitate and let me know!"
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Be a Roman For a Day Walking Tour!

Duration: 4 hours
Let's have a walk through the streets of Rome, the wonderful city I live in! I'll offer you a completely private tour designed to suit your wishes! I'm gonna take you around, from the most popular attractions like the Vatican city to the most hidden and local paths and squares. We will pass by one of the most beautiful bridges of Rome, Ponte Sant'Angelo" and walk trough the most hidden and picturesque paths and squares like, "Via del Governo Vecchio" or "Piazza Sant'Eustacchio", places where no other guides will take you. I will also show you wonderful streets and little square like "Piazza Farnese" or "Via Giulia." Together, we will discover the best Roman places and see how a typical Roman local spends his days. I will show you typical bars, cafes and restaurants, that only a native Roman could tell you about. You'll have a taste of our local culture, history, traditions and architecture, while being surrounded by typical Italian colours, smells and sounds. I'll tell you about our folklore, including traditional, passionate and hypnotic music and dances. And of course, after all that walking, I'll take care of your stomach too, showing you the best places to eat our local cuisine, which is famous all around the world. I'll tell you about the Roman food spots where only local people eat. I know a few places where you'd be able to try mouthwatering typical dishes you really have to try! I'll create a unique experience just for you to take home. I believe each experience is unique and represents a "life souvenir". Definitely something money can't buy! See you soon in Rome!"

Taste of Testaccio Rome Food Tour

Duration: 4 hours
Known to locals as the “heart of Rome”, Testaccio is the city’s original foodie neighbourhood and where cucina romana (Roman cuisine) was born. Our guided 4-hour walking food tour lets you experience Rome like a local, in an authentic neighbourhood where people live, eat and shop.

You’ll get to escape the crowds and really get a glimpse of daily life while tasting the best of what the city has to offer. You’ll visit our local market and meet the vendors who have been there for generations, and taste the most delicious pasta you’ve ever had (no joke). You’ll also be sampling everything from classic Italian dishes to a typical Roman street food snack. Along the way, your local guide will entertain and educate you with stories and insights into Rome’s culture and history, while exploring the city’s most fascinating offbeat landmarks. There is no better way to really live like a local than on our Taste of Testaccio Food Tour.
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Roman Pasta Class: Carbonara & More

Duration: 3 hours
You will be welcomed a Roman appetizer. In my kitchen I will explain all the ingredients, with special attention to Roman pancetta" that is the protagonist of our recipes. I will also explain how to recognize and choose ingredients. I'll tell you how to replace ingredients if it's not available in your country, so you can prepare your new dishes at home. Finally, we will prepare the 3 sauces that must be cooked at the same time as the pasta: that means that the preparation will be really fast, and amazingly delicious. The first recipe is "Ajo, Ojo e Peperoncino", a spicy hot dressing that is the simpliest way to have a Pasta dish in 10 minutes. The second recipe is "Carbonara", the super famous Pasta with egg sauce and pancetta, that we will cook "family style" The third recipe is "Puttanesca", a roman classic with tomatoes, olives, capers and... a secret ingredient! When the dishes are ready we will enjoy them with a glass of red wine or water (no Coca-cola or soft drinks are available in a real Roman cuisine). Each guest will enjoy 3 dishes, each one with a (not so) small portion of pasta. This is what we call “assaggino” - a taste of different recipes. It's just another way we love to eat pasta. After dinner you can enjoy a nice stroll to the Colosseo and Fori Romani that are only a 5 minute walk from my home."
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Family & Pasta: Fun Cooking Class

Duration: 3 hours
Who doesn't love pasta? This classic Italian dish is everyone's favorite, big or small! And to never forget this special trip with your family, why not learn a few pasta dishes to take back home. I want to make your family trip to Florence even more memorable, join me in my kitchen for a fun cooking class everyone will love! Feel like a chef and learn how to make three pasta dishes, easy to recreate no matter where! I will explain step by step and ingredient by ingredient. I will also tell you ways to replace some ingredients that might not be available in your country. And if you want to learn a specific pasta recipe, it's also possible! This cooking class is uniquely made for your family. The pasta needs some sauces too! Prepare three sauces that must be cooked at the same time as the pasta. This means a fast preparation with an amazing flavor. The first pasta recipe is Burro e Parmigiano", the beloved pasta of every Italian child with a lovely butter sauce and Parmesan ready in only 10 minutes! You'll learn also how to make "Pesto alla Genovese". This super famous pasta is made with fresh basil and extra virgin olive oil, and you'll learn how to cook it "family style". And last but not least, cook some "Amatriciana", a roman classic with tomatoes and pancetta (bacon). Sounds good, right? Now, time to eat! Each guest will enjoy 3 dishes, each one with a (not so) small portion of pasta. This is what we call “assaggino” - a taste of different recipes. It's just another way we love to eat pasta. After dinner, I can take you on a nice stroll to the Colosseo and Fori Romani, which are only 5 minutes away from my home. This is the perfect way to end your family friendly cooking class!"
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Yummy Family Fun: Pizza Cooking Class

Duration: 3 hours
When you think about Italy, what is the first thing that pops into your mind? Pizza, of course! Ready to put your chef's hats on? Join me in my kitchen for a hands-on, fun and private experience for the whole family. Turn your kids into little chefs with the right attire, and master the art of pizza-making! Roll out this huge balloon of dough as I share with you fun stories and interesting facts about the history of pizza. All the ingredients are carefully picked up from the local market and totally represent the Mediterranean tastes and quality. After you decide which delicious toppings suit your taste best and your pizzas are assembled, you will find out the top secret for an amazing pizza which is based on the special way you heat your electric oven. While your pizzas are being cooked, you can enjoy a sip of wine and learn about Italian culture and cuisine. At the same time, the kids will be busy discovering how to make the famous Pizzelle Fritte. These little-fried pizzas are so simple to make but so incredibly delicious. When you have all enjoyed the delicious fruits of your creativity, the one with the best pizza gets a yummy bonus. And, after dinner, you can enjoy a nice stroll to the Colosseo and Fori Romani that are only a 5-minute walk from my home. If you have any particular preferences or special diet needs, let me know and I will do my best to customize your pizza ingredients.
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Authentic Roman Dinner

Duration: 3 hours
Join me and my husband for a lovely typical Italian dinner! I have a vegetable garden so you can be sure you'll eat fresh organic vegetables. I also prepare my bread at home. At the end I'll offer you cake and coffee. If you have any special request like a vegetarian or a fish menu (for fish menu the price is different), just let me know and I'll adapt everything to you wishes! The options are endless! For max 2 person it's possible to have a cooking class. Looking forward to welcome you at my table & enjoying some tasteful Italian food together! I can pickup guests at Piramide subway station.
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Customized Private Tours in Rome by Car

Duration: 3 hours
My tours are all tailored around you! Together we will decide the tour, just send me your preferences and ideas, I'll create the perfect customized tour for you. Everything will be included, from specific places of interest to amazing local food and hidden gems. Want an airport pick-up and catch stunning highlights on your way to your hotel? Or a full day tour in and around Rome? A day trip to the beautiful countryside in the Lazio region? Your wishes, will be our tour :) The itinerary below is an example of what we could do, please get in touch and I'll create your very own itinerary.

Small-Group Rome Food Walking Tour: Trastevere, Campo de' Fiori, Jewish Ghetto

Duration: 4 hours
Jostle with locals for the best food in town on this 3.5-hour small-group food tour of Rome!

Focusing on the most exciting gourmet haunts in up-and-coming Trastevere and the Jewish Ghetto, your tour also includes must-visit sites like Campo de' Fiori’s famous market (morning).

Sample much-loved Italian classics such as pasta and gelato, as well as lesser-known specialties like fried artichokes or other seasonal specialties.

For most Italians, a good time has to involve food, so what better way to see Italy’s charismatic capital city than on this food walking tour!

Numbers are limited to 12 on this small-group walking tour ensuring you’ll experience everything with personalized attention from your guide.
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Pigneto Neighborhood: Street Art & Traditions

Duration: 3 hours
Do you love art and unconventional areas with a unique atmosphere? Then this is the right tour for you! Pigneto is a real Roman village" with many secrets and stories that you won't find anywhere else. On this private tour, I look forward to showing you one of my favorite neighborhoods in town! Did you know that the "district of the Pine Trees" has become an "open-air museum"? It's not surprising thanks to the street-art that pop up in every corner! I can show you some amazing artwork. Pigneto is also a place loved by movie directors of all the times. I can tell you all about the famous movies that were shot here in the 50s and 60s. In the 70s this area turned into an area of damned underworld stories and even more graffiti that you can still marvel at today. This lively 24-hour neigh​borhood has something for everyone! During the day Pigneto looks like a lively open-air market with seasonal delicacies. During the evening, Roman nightlife bustles with life. There are plenty of bars where you can taste delicious food, drink cocktails, listen to live jazz, rock, etc. According to the time of the day that you will choose for the tour, we will vary the route and possibly the tastings. In the morning there's a farmer's market, and in the evening we can visit local shops while walking in the streets admiring the beautiful graffiti and murals. If you prefer to do your tour during aperitif time, then you can taste a glass of wine or beer with some appetizers! Whatever your wishes, this tour can be 100% customized around your preferences, just let me know!"
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Pope, Pizza, Prosecco Tour!

Duration: 3 hours
Get away from the touristy crowds in the Vatican and instead hear incredible insights and stories about this holy city and the Pope from your local host. Explore the surroundings of the Vatican city and the local districts around where you can discover hidden gems while taking and off-the-beaten-track. Plus, you’ll get to taste the best Pizza and Prosecco of the entire state! Curious about how's life in the Vatican? Want to know more about the Pope? Your local host has the best stories to share with you about this subject! As you take a stroll from the center of Rome towards St. Peter’s square together your local host will captivate you with stories and insights that you can't find anywhere else. In the end, the locals know best! The best thing? You'll also get a chance to visit beautiful sights and iconic Roman locations. Cheers for prosecco and pizza! Visit one of the best sommeliers of both the Vatican and Rome and pop open a bubbly prosecco bottle. His friendly charm and infinite knowledge about wines are a great addition to the route past famous monuments. And mamma mia! The pizza here is absolutely the best! This storytelling tour will help you understand and discover the real Vatican city. But, if you want to visit the city and the museum, your local host can share with you the best way to do it. From where to get the tickets, the best days and hours and other necessary insights. The local hosts can’t wait to share some unique insights with you. Any changes? Your tour is 100% personalized, all you have to do is let your local host know. Choose the local you like the most and get ready for a one-of-a-kind holy experience!

Rome by Night Tour Including Dinner

Duration: 4 hours
Spend a magical night out on the town in Rome. Start your evening with a dinner in an area of town near the Trevi Fountain. Dine on traditional Italian cuisine in a typical Roman restaurant, and sip Italian wine as you relax and discover the charm of Rome by night! After dinner, get ready for a walking tour around the Trevi Fountain area. Continue your evening with a panoramic night tour of the city, where you will see all the famous Roman sites.