You'll want to fill it up, when you learn about our world famous Colosseum Underground Tour!
We will walk between the restaurants, so make sure you wear comfortable shoes.
The Vatican neighborhood is one of the most desirable areas to live in in Rome. Walking through its classy streets and tasting its local food, you'll realize why Romans aspire to live her.
There are no "out the packet" tastings on this walking food tour. With a glass of wine in hand, you'll taste and learn about a variety of Italian cured meats & cheeses.
It's easy to walk past small eateries in Rome, some look very unassuming. This place may be small, but their produce is of the highest quality. Dig in!
Rome may not be full of vineyards, but the surrounding countryside is! Time to taste and learn about the wines loved by Italians (and even some of the Pope's favorites!)
Pizza as we know it, isn't how the Romans make it. You'll start your food journey with a taste of the famous "pizza al taglio" at our local favorite near the Vatican.
You'll walk down many beautiful streets in Rome, but this postcard-perfect cobbled street deserves at least 10-15 pictures.
We'll sit down for dinner at a family-run trattoria. Lots of pasta, authentic cooking and even more wine (by the litre!)
This place does not have a menu. The brothers make their local favorites and all you have to do is eat, eat eat. Get ready to experience authentic eating on this Rome Food Tour!
Italians finish their meals with a "digestivo". You'll learn all about this magic drink and sample some for yourself, helping you make room for gelato.
Whether it's hot or cold out, gelato is always a good idea. The hunt for the best gelato in Rome stops here. Wild seasonal flavors and 100% natural!
What's so special about a food near the Vatican State? Just like New York, Rome has its "neighborhoods". Each neighborhood has its own local institutions, family-run trattorias and sometimes their very own dishes. The areas surrounding the Vatican are what we call the Vatican neighborhood, and it's full of yummy food. So for all you foodies out there, this is the best Vatican tour for you!
If you want to discover more about the Vatican neighborhood and taste delicious local treats along the way, this is the Roman food tour is just for you. Visit the Vatican City’s surrounding neighborhood with your local foodie guide by your side. You'll visit streets surrounding the Vatican States, avoiding any tourist traps along the way. You'll meet the vendors at different eateries and bistros, taste a variety of different foods that the locals love, and end your tour with a sit-down dinner at one of The Roman Guy’s favorite Trattorias in Rome (you'll see why). ?
If you know the history of the Popes, you'll know that many of them loved their grub! In 2015, Pope Francis went on a diet due to his expanding waistline. Why? He put it all down to how much delicious pasta he'd been eating since moving from Argentina to Italy, and we don't blame him! Some Popes even got so greedy with the local food that eating too much of it resulted in their demise!
Food has been made, sold and eaten by Italian families in this neighborhood for hundreds of years. As you take a leisurely stroll along the picturesque side streets, your guide will not only be feeding your tummy with local favorites, but they will also be feeding your soul with fun-facts and stories that connect the food to the Vatican state.
There are many picturesque cobbled streets in Rome, and you'll set off on your journey by walking down one of the most photogenic ones in the city. On Borgo Pio, right beside St Peter's Square, you'll meet your local foodie guide. After introductions, you'll be taken to the first stop of the tour.
Make sure you don't get too full at each stop ahead, as there are many more stops left on this Rome Food Tour! You'll begin our food tour with a selection of Italian cured meats and cheeses. Oh, and some good Italian wine too, of course. This hole in the wall “prosciutteria” is a great go-to if you're staying in the area and are taking a picnic somewhere on a day trip. Remember to pick up their business card on your way out!
The Roman Guy LOVES wine, so we decided to incorporate a small tasting experience into our Vatican Food Tour. It may not be on a vineyard, but the bottles certainly haven't traveled far to make it to the Enoteca. Our local wine enthusiasts will introduce you to two special wines and help you open up your palate to distinguish the different wines produced in Italy. Don't forget the names of the ones you like, you can always visit the place again during your vacation and pick up a bottle (or three!)?
If you're a fan of "Italian" food, you've probably heard of "arancini". These are balls of rice, stuffed and coated in bread crumbs, before being fried. The "arancino" (or arancini in plural) is typical of Sicily, but Rome has their very own version. In Rome, we call it a "supplì" and our guide will explain the difference between the Sicilian arancini and Roman supplì that have put the two Italian destinations at war over who makes the best rice snacks in Italy.
One thing that Pope Francis says he misses the most, is watching football and eating pizza. So, you'll visit one of the institutions in the neighborhood and try their Roman "pizza al taglio". You'll meet the masters behind the pizza and learn why they call their pizza the best in Rome, not just in the Vatican neighborhood.
After tasting your way through the neighborhood, you'll arrive at The Roman Guy's old time favorite Trattoria in Rome. The family who own and operate this place are local celebrities and known by every Italian in the area.
Don't expect white linen or crystal glasses, this place is the real deal. No-frills, authentic cooking is what you will receive, along with plenty of wine to wash it down. Typically, in local trattorias in Rome, wine is served in a jug, and by the liter and this dinner is no exception. Exactly the way the locals like it.
You'll sit down to a seasonal antipasto and a whole lot of pasta. Your expert food guide will explain each dish you try, it's history, origin, ingredients and how to make it yourself. All you need to do is sit back, relax and let your waistline expand even further.
Taking these flavors and secrets home with you means you'll always be left with a piece of Roman cuisine in your heart, or stomach. We are sure your Roman experience will be well received by friends and family, as you sit around your table back home, enjoying local Roman dishes you've made all by yourself.
At the end of your meal, you may be feeling just a little bit, how do you say it, stuffed! But do not fear, with a little "digestivo" offered around the table, you'll be able to make room for the one thing that many come to Italy for...gelato!?
A meal is never finished in Italy without a little something sweet. Summer or winter, Italians eat gelato year-round. It’s a great way to cool off in summer and it's just too good to pass up the rest of the year! When it comes to gelato, The Roman Guy has tasted them all.
At this gelateria, you won't find additives, false colors or powdered flavorings. Everything here is made with 100% fresh produce, with an array of flavors. You may want to stray away from the traditional tastes and go for something seasonal such as ginger, basil or even chestnut during the winter months!?
Your local foodie guide will also be able to share additional tips with you, so feel free to ask as many questions as you like. You’ll leave this walking tour knowing all the best Vatican foods and eateries in the area. You’ll be a local foodie expert in the making!
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*Please contact us if you have any specific requests or a possible intolerance.**If your child is under 6 years of age and will not be eating during the tour then you do not need to pay for them. If they will be eating please pay.***Stops and tastings on this tour are subject to change due to seasonal/holiday venue closures. As the places we frequent on this Rome Food Tour are local institutions and family-run businesses, they can close at any time with very little to no notice. In this situation, your guide will take you to another nearby eatery. ---If you have any doubts about your mobility, we strongly suggest you take a private tour.
A short walk from St Peter's Basilica
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