Food Tour in Italy, Rome
Private Rome: Rome in a Bite – Are you ready to become a real Roman? Take a stroll with us through the Eternal City.
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Tour Type Activity
Trip Duration 3 hours
Group Size Small Group
Languages Spoken English
Age Range 0-65
Are you ready to become a real Roman? Take a stroll with us through the Eternal City, where we will taste our way through the centuries. Visiting markets, family-run grocery stores, historic cafes, and quirky bakeries, this private tour will take you off the beaten track so you can explore where locals really go for a taste of the real Rome.
This tour is priced per person for a minimum group size of three travellers. A solo traveller may still book this private experience but will be charged the base rate for three travellers.
- Taste the mouthwatering street food and wine of Rome with a local who knows the best cafes and delis in the city
- Wander through one of the oldest and most vibrant markets in Rome
- Visit the captivating Jewish quarter and sample some of its specialities, including biscuits made by a ladies-only kosher bakery
- Learn how to live like a modern-day Roman: what to eat, where to shop, and how to relax
Please see full itinerary for further details.
- Local English-speaking guide
- All food samples as per itinerary
- Glass of wine (or a soft drink)
- Espresso or cappuccino
- Additional food and drinks
- Souvenirs and personal shopping
- Tips/gratuities for your guide
10am - The Pantheon
The Pantheon, in front of the Salumeria shop. It is on the right side of the square, facing the Pantheon.
Your first lesson in living life as a Roman is to sip your coffee the way the Romans do — standing up. We will make our first pit stop on this private food tour at a beautiful historic café with a reputation for roasting the best quality beans from around the world since 1946. Choose between an espresso or a cappuccino with a traditional Tartufo semifreddo (chocolate ice-cream truffle) to accompany it.
High on caffeine, sugar, and the Roman spirit, we will make our way to one of the most famous markets in Rome, the Campo dei Fiori. Here we will admire the colourful displays of fruit and vegetables and meet a local cheese producer who makes the greatest Pecorino cheese ever.
Next up, it is essential that you try some mortadella (a light pink, smooth textured Italian sausage). And what better way to try it than on a pizza, an Italian superstar dish that is loved the world over?! This is not any old pizza though, it’s a pizza bianco. Your immersion into the Italian way of life is progressing nicely…
Now we need a drink, so let’s have some wine! White or red, the Lazio region offers great variety. You can decide which of our specially selected bottles you would prefer to taste.
Rome has a great tradition of fried food but Supplì is definitely the king (or should that be emperor?!). Enjoy one of these delicious arancini-style treats in a funky deli/restaurant with a glass of wine in-hand.
Our last port of call is the Jewish neighbourhood, where the local Jewish community has played an essential part in the chequered history of Rome since 1555. More importantly for us, their contribution to the food scene in Rome has been equally as impressive; you will have a chance to salute some of their most loved small bites, such as fried artichokes and stock fish.
We always like to finish on a sweet note, so our final stop will be at a local kosher bakery, run entirely by women. Their most popular bakes are their traditional Jewish biscuits, known as kranz.
By the end of your private tour, you’ll know how to live and eat like a proper Roman! Your guide will be very happy to recommend many more foodie adventures for you to enjoy in and around one of the world’s most beautiful cities. When in Rome, indeed!
Available from February throughout the year (excluding Sundays).