Rome Walking Tour with Pasta Making Class and Lunch
See the Pantheon, Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain and Piazza Navona
On this Rome walking tour, your friendly and history-loving guide will journey you through Rome's main highlights, such as the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain and more. Then, join a local chef and cook traditional Roman pasta and tiramisu.
What you get with this tour
What you will see on this tour
- City stroll
- Piazza Navona
- The Pantheon
- Spanish Steps
- Trevi Fountain
- Prosecco welcome
- Pasta-making class
- Sit-down pasta lunch with wine
- Enjoy your tiramisu!
On this Rome walking tour, capture the best sites in Rome with your local guide. While exploring the main areas of the city, learn the rich history behind the architecture and attractions that you’ll see up close. As you stroll through the charming streets of the Eternal City, you’ll begin to recognize some of the most famous attractions in Rome, such as the Spanish Steps, Pantheon and Trevi Fountain. After a comprehensive walking tour, your guide will lead you to a local kitchen, where you’ll learn how to make pasta from scratch. This 3.5-hour tour includes:
- A walking tour of Rome’s city center must-see sites
- A professional English-speaking guide
- A pasta-making class with complimentary glass of prosecco
- Traditional Roman pasta lunch with a glass of wine and tiramisu
One of the main squares in Rome, Piazza Navona is a delightful hub of food, culture in charming architecture. One of the first things you’ll notice when entering this piazza is the Egyptian Obelisk, towering over the surrounding buildings of the open square. See the beautiful Fountain of Four Rivers in the center of the piazza, known for its intricate sculptures. Your expert guide will delve into the story behind the Stadium of Domitian, the ancient stadium that lies beneath today’s piazza.
Continue on Rome’s cobblestone path as your guide leads the way to Rome’s most well-preserved Ancient building. Now considered a church, the Pantheon is a former temple home to some of Rome’s most precious artwork. The structure’s rectangular vestibule links to a wholesome rotunda, drawing great inspiration from Greek architecture. Learn about the origins of Hadrian’s temple and the uncertainty behind its exact age.
Located in the middle of Rome’s high-end shopping scene, the Spanish Steps lead to the Trinità dei Monti church. At the base of the steps, you’ll find another one of Rome’s beautiful fountains, Fontana della Barcaccia, or “Fountain of the Longboat. You don’t need to climb all 174 steps to experience the splendor of this popular Roman landmark. These steps are a popular location for sitting down with friends and enjoying a nice bottle of wine. If you are ambitious enough to climb the Spanish Steps later in your trip, you’ll find the Borghese Gardens, a beautiful park with stunning panoramic views of the city.
Admire this gorgeous baroque fountain in Rome’s city center, which you may recognize from some classic films including Roman Holiday and La Dolce Vita. The fountain’s sculpture depicts Oceanus on a chariot being pulled by two horses. As you walk past, you’ll notice crowds of people tossing coins into the Trevi Fountain. As legend has it, drinking water from the Trevi Fountain ensures good luck and a guaranteed return to the Eternal City. You may wonder, where do the coins in the Trevi fountain go? They’re actually donated to a local Catholic charity that assists the homeless community in Rome. Your guide will explain the construction and restoration of this Roman icon and allow you to toss your own coin into the fountain.
Pasta Making Class (1 hour)
Join a local chef as you learn the art of making authentic Italian pasta. You’ll be greeted with a glass of prosecco to get you in the mood for some more delicious Roman cuisine. Put your kitchen skills to work and make some fresh tagliatelle pasta with your group. What would an Italian meal be without dessert? After your pasta creation, learn how to prepare some delicious tiramisu.
Please note: The pasta that you will eat for lunch will not be the exact pasta prepared during your cooking class. For health code reasons, your lunch will consist of a delicious pasta dish that has been prepared for you by a professionally trained chef. You will get to take the pasta you created during your class home with you.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where to meet?
In Piazza della Chiesa Nuova
What to bring?
As the Pantheon is a religious site, make sure to cover up your knees and shoulders. We recommend bringing along a light shawl or scarf since Rome can get hot. Wear your comfortable walking shoes - you're going to work up an appetite!
Q: What do we get to see during the city walk?
A: We will tour the city's main piazzas and must-see monuments such as: Piazza Navona, the Pantheon, the Spanish Steps and the Trevi Fountain.
Q: Do I get to eat the pasta I made during the lesson?
A: No, but you do get to take it home with you! In compliance with the local health and safety laws, you'll be able to take your homemade pasta to-go with you in a container. For lunch, you will still be provided with homemade pasta, made by the restaurant's professional chef.
Q: What if I have food allergies, intolerances or other requirements?
A: Please contact us in advance so we can do our best to attend to your needs. Please note that not all allergies or intolerances can be accommodated.
Q: I have to pay a fee for my small child, what does that actually include?
A: Children ages 6 and younger will be able to assist one of the adults in your group during the pasta-making lesson. Lunch is included for them as well.
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We had such a great time! We used this company for multiple tours in multiple cities in Europe. The guides are knowledgeable and fun. We will use this company anytime we travel!
We were the only people on our tour so it was like a private tour! The walking tour and pasta making class where amazing, highly recommend.
Short walking tour of Rome with pasta making class
We liked this walking tour. It was just enough of walking since we had already done another longer walking tour of Rome. Our guide provided explanations that we hadn't already heard on our other tour. She was very nice and welcoming. It ended at the restaurant for the pasta making class and lunch from the menu. Our pasta making leader was patient and seemed to enjoy her work. It was fun. Our lunch was delicious!