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Rome: 4-Hour Combo Pizza and Pasta Cooking Class

1. Rome: 4-Hour Combo Pizza and Pasta Cooking Class

Experience the most authentic way to enjoy pizza. Make it yourself from beginning to end in Rome. Your guide/ chef will take you through all the steps, from preparing the dough to cooking your pizza in a wood fired oven and learn to more than 10 different pasta shapes. After meeting at a central location, your group of no more than 10 participants will be transferred to the kitchen where you will learn the art of Neapolitan style pizza making. You will also have unlimited red wine. For dessert, you will enjoy the Italian original tiramisu. You will be making Pizza Margherita or Capricciosa and Pasta alla Carbonara or Amatriciana and more. Make sure to come hungry because the pizza and pasta is all-you-can-eat. At the end of your experience, you will be brought back to the original meeting point.

Rome: E-Bicycle Tour

2. Rome: E-Bicycle Tour

Ride through the city of Rome to discover the many highlights and famous landmarks including the Colosseum, Trevi, Navona, Vatican Square, and many hidden spots that are waiting to be explored.Be welcomed by your guide who will give you recommendations for a safe tour and will describe the itinerary. Visit the most important squares: Piazza Navona, Piazza del Popolo, Piazza di Spagna, Piazza di San Pietro, in front of the most important Fountains: on the Spanish Steps, Trevi, and Four Rivers. Stop in front of the amazing monuments such as the Colosseum, Pantheon, the ruins of Circus Maximus, and the Keyhole of Rome with the panoramic terrace of a beautiful garden on top of the Aventine hill.Take a must-do stop for either an Ice cream or a cup of wine, or a local delicacy from a selected traditional producer. The tour will end at the same place as the meeting point.

Rome: 2-Hour Gladiator School

3. Rome: 2-Hour Gladiator School

Train to be a gladiator at a school in Rome! Go back to school, but a school with a difference! Take this fun 2-hour course at a gladiator school on the ancient Via Appia in Rome, and learn to be a Roman fighter. Suitable for children and adults both, you will live like a warrior for 2 hours, wearing the gladiator tunic and mastering the skills of swordplay – safely of course. After an introduction to Roman history, learn the basic techniques of gladiatorial swords fighting. Each session includes a description of life as a gladiator and top tips on techniques with Roman weapons. Enjoy a unique experience!

Rome: Street Food Tour with Local Guide

4. Rome: Street Food Tour with Local Guide

Try out authentic delicacies as you immerse yourself in the local culture of Rome on a walking tour. Taste unmissable Roman foods such as pizza from a family-run establishment, Supplì (fried mozzarella rice balls), and typical seasonal dishes from Rome’s Jewish Quarter. Meet in Piazza del Biscione before whetting your appetite at a local charcuterie at your first stop. Sample some typical Italian cured meats and some local wine there. Then head off to try Rome's well-known tasty street food, Supplì. Your guide will fill you in on these rice delicacies' 19th-century beginnings and how they earned their name. Next, taste some classic Roman pizza and Menabrea beer at Roscioli, an establishment run by the founder’s grandchildren. After this, you’ll be heading to the Roman Ghetto, Rome’s old Jewish Quarter. Here, sample traditional zucchini flower fritters or carciofi alla giudìa (deep-fried artichokes), depending on what is in season at the time. Finish up the tour with a delicious artisanal gelato at Punto Gelato near Largo di Torre Argentina, the site of four ancient Roman Temples and Pompey’s Theater. Savor the unique northern Italian flavors at a gelateria that featured in Gambero Rosso’s Top 10 list of the best gelato in Rome.  Choose from either a private experience just for your group or a small-group experience. Benefit from personalized insider tips about what to do next in Rome city center after the tour has finished.

Rome: Fettuccine Making from Scratch

5. Rome: Fettuccine Making from Scratch

Learn how to make Italian homemade pasta during this Fettuccine making experience in Rome. Upon arrival you will be welcomed with a glass of prosecco. This is the time to introduce yourself and meet the other participants of the class. After that, you will start to work your own dough. Discover all the secrets of the dough, from the flour to the cutting. The local chef will guide you, step by step, from using flour and egg, to the cutting of your fettuccine.  The chef will show you the various types of cut you could make with this recipe: tagliolini, pappardelle, fettuccine, and maltagliati or “badly cut”. You will cut your own fettuccine and then you will choose the sauce for your pasta, such as carbonara, amatriciana, cacio e pepe, alfredo, etc. After that, you will sit down and enjoy an appetizer of bruschetta with tomatoes and basil, sipping a good glass of wine. Then, you will tuck into your homemade creation for lunch or dinner. Conclude your meal with a glass of limoncello.

Rome: Make Your Own Pizza Cooking Class & Dinner

6. Rome: Make Your Own Pizza Cooking Class & Dinner

Make your way to the restaurant located in central Rome where you’ll meet your small group of aspiring pizza chefs and your local guide. Here, you’ll spend a delightful evening learning how to make authentic Italian pizza from fresh ingredients.   The cooking class will set you up with a station including a work plan, an apron and rolling pin. You’ll start with a theoretical and then practical lesson on working the dough, from the ingredients to wait times to two different ways of kneading the dough. Then, choose which type of pizza you’d like to make – marinara (tomato, garlic, oregano), margherita (tomato, mozzarella, basil), diavola (tomato, mozzarella, spicy salami, chili) or Napoli (tomato, mozzarella, anchovies).   After the lesson, you’ll be accompanied to your table where you’ll enjoy a delicious bruschetta while your pizza is cooked in a wood oven. Savor a red or white wine, water or limoncello while you taste your creations.

Trastevere: 2.5-Hour Street Food Tour

7. Trastevere: 2.5-Hour Street Food Tour

Meet your guide on Tiber Island in the center of Rome, the only urban island of the Tiber river. Together, start the tour in the medieval side of Trastevere. Your guide will take you to the Church of Santa Cecilia, the patron saint of musicians, and your first stop will be in one of Rome's oldest bakeries.  Trastevere remains very traditional and boasts the presence of many old-school craftsmen and traders. Discover their  work, unchanged by modernity, like the cold cuts store where you can taste salami and cheese cured in the local Italian tradition.  Explore the magnificence of Santa Maria in Trastevere, the biggest and most important church in the district. Keep on walking and enjoy the atmosphere of Trastevere, strong along its alleyways to get to the Piazza Trilussa, named after a famous Roman poet from the last century. Bring your camera with you to catch the shape of big Cupolone, the Saint Peter's dome that reveals itself by Sistus Bridge, before closing the tour with the grand finale, a tasty handmade gelato cone.

Rome Pasta-Making Class: Cook & Dine with a Local Chef

8. Rome Pasta-Making Class: Cook & Dine with a Local Chef

There’s nothing quite like a home-cooked Italian meal, especially when it has been prepared with the help of a professional chef and when you get to enjoy it on a beautiful private space in Rome. This is an experience that’s typically reserved for the real Romans, but now you can experience it too on this 3-hour activity. You’ll meet the chef in the charming Trastevere neighborhood, and you’ll be greeted with Prosecco and snacks, the perfect aperitivo to get the class started. The itinerary for the lunchtime class is slightly different. You will meet your chef at the meeting point and visit a traditional local market to shop for the ingredients for your meal. Soon it will be time to learn how to make pasta from scratch. If you want to make authentic Italian food at home, this is the number 1 skill to learn. The chef will guide you and the members of your small group through the hands-on process. Feel free to ask about anything related to food or Rome! This is your chance to learn how to cook and eat like a local. Finally, it will be time to eat. Enjoy your home-cooked pasta, along with some fine Italian wine. By the end, you won't be leaving with just a pleasant memory, but also with the know-how for making an authentic Italian dish to impress friends and family back home!

Rome: Guided Drinking Tour of Trastevere at Night

9. Rome: Guided Drinking Tour of Trastevere at Night

Get an authentic Roman experience in Trastevere as you try out the local brews and learn the secret past behind this popular neighborhood. Meet fellow travelers and immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of Rome at night. Get to know your group over a few glasses of Prosecco in Campo Di Fiori. Renowned for its vibrant nightlife today, this bustling spot hides a brutal past. Expect tales of what happened to the greatest minds who got on the wrong side of the church. As darkness falls, cross the river Tiber and enter the charming cobbled streets of Trastevere. With your guide, trace the origins of this ancient neighborhood with a signature Roman cocktail. Then, make your way to a traditional restaurant and enjoy authentic Roman street food followed by some digestive alcohol. Finish your guided tour and feel free to ask your guide for recommendations on where to go next.

Rome: Homemade Gelato and Pasta Class with Lunch and Wine

10. Rome: Homemade Gelato and Pasta Class with Lunch and Wine

Experience the joy of making Italian gelato and pasta with this chef-led cooking class in Rome. Use fresh ingredients to craft dishes from scratch and discover the secrets of Italian cuisine. Firstly, discover how to make homemade gelato using all ingredients and tools needed. Italian gelato is a specialty known all over the world and is characterized by its genuine taste and the quality of the raw materials. This part is a group activity, where you will help the chef create the gelato. Next, make your own pasta from flour and eggs. The chef will explain the difference between egg pasta and normal pasta, bringing your attention to the consistency of the pasta sheet and to the cut. Choose your pasta sauce such as carbonara, amatriciana, cacio e pepe, or alfredo. Finally, sit down and enjoy your homemade meal with a glass of wine.

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What people are saying about Rome

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 2,386 reviews

Great way to taste food and drinks while learning a bit more about the culture, history and stories of Rome from an experienced local guide. Elisabeth Pettinari, our guide, was absolutely amazing by accommodating a bit of a last minute request as it was my wife birthday! Prosecco went down nicely with a "thchim thchim"!

Chiara is absolutely amazing!! She is very excited to give everyone the best experience while in Rome and has great recommendations and knowledge of the city. She is very involved and interested in the group! I wish I was able to stay in Rome longer to do another!

Everyone was so so lovely. I booked my 3 year old in the class and he was made to feel very special and welcomed despite being the only child there. I would recommend this for everyone whatever your age. Thank you to the all those involved.

The tour was excellent with a lot of useful information.

awesome chef, provided great details to pizza making..