This 3-hour walking tour will provide you with an authentic taste of Rome, literally and figuratively! Visit the best local spots to eat and learn about pizza, gelato and Italian beverages. Hear the history of the neighborhoods you pass through and see the beautiful Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore.
Get your five senses ready for this gastronomical delight! Admire ancient neighborhoods and discover some of the most authentic parts of Rome. See stunning sights and immerse yourself in Rome's rich culture, all while treating your palate to 3 different styles of pizza. All of this eating will be offset by a 3-hour walking tour, during which you'll learn more about the 3 different styles of pizza. (They may be distinct, but they're all delicious!)
Professional pizza makers will greet you at your first stop, a local gastronomia. At this Deli, sample the ingredients used by pizza makers to top the different kinds of pizza. Listen closely, as these knowledgeable connoisseurs will teach you the ins and outs of the Italian pizza-making tradition. Try some bubbly Chinotto, an Italian soft drink, to wash down your food.
Prepare your sweet tooth for the next part of your journey. Your professional tour guide will bring you by the best gelato shops in Rione Monti, which have been expertly crafting gourmet gelado for decades. Homemade with seasonal ingredients, this is considered the best gelato in Rome. You'll also get to sample some interesting variations of gelato, such as granita. It might be difficult to decide what to sample with the fantastic variety of flavors, but it's impossible not to indulge!
Take a break from tastings for a moment and continue on to see the stunning Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore. Built by Pope Sixtus III in the 5th Century as one of the first churches to honor the Virgin Mary, the Basilica maintains most of its original core structure. An interesting fact about this Basilica is that it resides in Italian territory owned by Holy See, and therefore enjoys the same status as foreign embassies. The largest Marian Church of Italy, this is also the resting place of Gian Lorenzo Bernini, one the most important Italian Renaissance artists.
After this nice spiritual interlude, your tour guide will lead you to the last stop of the day, where you will have a chance to watch expert pizza-makers do what they do best. Refresh yourself with an Italian soft drink or a local beer as you sample the fruits of their labor, delicious Pizza Rotonda. At this final stop, you'll also discover the history of the Margherita, the most traditional pizza of all, and learn about its interesting connection to the Italian queen.
Meeting point information and local telephone numbers at your destination are included on your Confirmation Voucher.
This tour is free for infants 0-5 years old. For children 6-12 years old there is a 30% discount.
Please communicate food allergies at the moment of booking.
We suggest you wearing comfortable clothes and shoes.