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

1. 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!

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Rome: 4-Hour Traditional Food Tour and Wine Tasting

2. Rome: 4-Hour Traditional Food Tour and Wine Tasting

Eat your way through the "Eternal City" on a 4-hour walking tour of Rome, starting in the vibrant square of the Campo de’ Fiori. Soak up the dynamic atmosphere of the bustling cafés and street musicians at the start of the Italian tradition of "aperitif." Meet your guide at the perfect spot for a tour focused on food and wine, and sample a selection of artisanal salamis from Italy, paired with your first taste of the country’s fine wines. Stroll through the city center as your guide divulges its strange and wonderful history. Then, nourish yourself with some local cheese at an historic shop that sells cheeses of various Italian origins. Sample another glass of carefully selected wine and try the authentic Roman specialty of baccalà fritto (fried salted cod). Continue with a tasting of 2 other typically Roman foods: pizza "by the slice" and supplì (rice balls). Visit eateries that specialize in the production of these scrumptious treats to experience new taste sensations and unforgettable aromas. Digest all your delicious food samples on a stroll to supper in one of the coziest restaurants in the Trastevere district. Known for the quality of its food, this quarter is considered to have the best restaurants in Rome. Enjoy an exquisite Roman antipasto and 2 first courses, accompanied by 2 different Italian wines of protected production and origin. Finally, try some locally made Italian ice cream in flavors typical of a famous gelateria to complete your immersive journey into Italian cuisine.    

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Rome: New Liberty 125cc Scooter Rental (1-7 Days)

3. Rome: New Liberty 125cc Scooter Rental (1-7 Days)

Rent a nippy 125cc New Liberty scooter and explore Rome at your own pace. Available for rental periods of 12 hours to 7 days, the mopeds will let you discover the “Eternal City” like a local, and can even get you out to the surrounding Lazio countryside. Collect your moped and helmets at Termini Station. Each bike comes with 2 helmets, safety locks, a top case, and insurance for your comfort and convenience. Discover the freedom of the road as you zip about Rome’s traffic-clogged streets. Discover what it’s like to find hidden corners on your own terms. There is no better way to explore the Italian capital, with rental periods of 12 hours, 24 hours, 48 hours, 72 hours, and 7 days. 

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Rome: Fountains and Piazzas Walking Tour

4. Rome: Fountains and Piazzas Walking Tour

Join an expert guide on an enchanting journey through the historic cobbled streets of the Eternal City. Hear tales of history and intrigue from throughout the centuries. First, explore the Trevi Fountain and the beautiful Spanish Steps. Learn about the history of these stunning monuments and soak up the vibrant atmosphere of the area. Then, head to the Pantheon, the best-preserved building of Ancient Rome. Marvel at the scale of the building and the giant columns, and look through the famous oculus of the dome. Learn about the incredible history of this monument that spans nearly 2,000 years. End your tour at Piazza Navona, one of Rome’s most splendid squares, home to Bernini’s renowned Fountain of the Four Rivers.

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Rome: Family-Friendly Pizza Master Class

5. Rome: Family-Friendly Pizza Master Class

Join in the historical part of town near Navona Square in a little authentic Pizzeria with a real stone oven. Your pizza chef and his staff will introduce you to the magical art of how to make your favorite pizza. You will learn how to prepare properly, roll and squeeze the dough before your chef helps you to put it into the oven. Then sit down and enjoy your delicious creation. Stay as long as you like. You will be led through the miraculous process of how to make one of the most delicious foods of our time out of only three ingredients. Of course you can use as many toppings as you like. After a fun afternoon of making your own pizza, and picking out your favorite ingredients, you'll become your own chef and taste your self made pizza in the early evening.

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Rome: City Highlights Segway Tour

6. Rome: City Highlights Segway Tour

Start your tour with a brief training session to ensure you feel safe and comfortable on your Segway. Set off to see the most iconic sights of Rome in a unique and informative way, learning about the history of the city as you go. You'll visit lots of Rome's most important landmarks, such as the Trevi Fountain, the Capitoline Hill and the Spanish Steps. The exact number of attractions seen on the route will depend on the duration chosen. If you have never been on a Segway before, you are in for a treat. It's a fun way to get around the seven hills of Rome, and your guide will show you all the most important sites in a fun and environmentally-friendly way. Your guide will also tell you personal stories and experiences about local life in the city.

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Trastevere and Jewish Ghetto: Walking Tour

7. Trastevere and Jewish Ghetto: Walking Tour

Your guided tour will start in Rome's Jewish ghetto, established in 1555 by Pope Paul IV for the 5,000 Jews that lived in Rome at the time. The former walled quarter sits close to the river Tiber, and today, is one of the most fascinating quarters of the city. Learn about the Jewish history and presence in Rome. Led by an experienced guide, visit Jewish-owned businesses, explore kosher restaurants and see the synagogue of Rome. The Porticus Octaviae will be one of the most recognized landmarks in the ghetto, which sits in the middle of Piazza Mattei. Next, head over the Tiber to the historic Trastevere neighborhood. Trastevere is a charming area filled with narrow winding streets, alleyways and pedestrian squares. Visit some of Rome’s most important churches, including Santa Cecilia, and walk over the Ponte Rotto, the oldest stone bridge in Rome. These two areas are often overlooked by tourists but they have plenty to offer. Walking around these neighborhoods will be the best way to get a feel for this Bohemian area of Rome.

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Rome: Personal Travel and Vacation Photographer

8. Rome: Personal Travel and Vacation Photographer

Create a unique souvenir of your time in Rome during a photo shoot with a professional photographer. Benefit from an itinerary that will be tailored to your requirements, whether you are visiting for a family getaway, a romantic trip, or break with a group of friends.  Book the package that suits you, and then meet your photographer at a pre-agreed location. Enjoy the journey as they capture the magic on their camera. Visit 1 or more locations, depending on the option booked, to get a contemporary and candid photo document of your time in the city. The photographers are hand-picked and highly experienced, with local knowledge so that you can experience the city like an old friend. Receive a link to your password-protected online gallery within 5 working days of the experience to download your edited photos for free. Look back over your time in the Eternal City with fond memories that are sure to last a lifetime.

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Rome: Espresso, Gelato and Tiramisù Tasting Tour

9. Rome: Espresso, Gelato and Tiramisù Tasting Tour

Enjoy a mid-morning walking tour of Rome and experience the city through its legendary coffee and gelato culture. Traveling in small groups of no more than 15 people, stroll through the center of Rome and discover the best places to enjoy tiny cups of espresso, scrumptious slices of tiramisu, and scoops of the most flavorsome ice-creams in town. Discover the secrets of artisanal Italian gelato, and learn how to distinguish a good one from a bad one. Stop at famous coffee shops and gelaterias, such as Sant’Eustachio, Tazza d’Oro, Caffè Greco, and Pompi. Commentary will be provided by an expert foodie guide and includes details of any food events taking place at the time of your visit. Get an introduction to selected specialties in artisan shops and learn how to order a coffee in Italy so that you can continue your coffee addiction alone. Visit popular and elegant coffee shops, learning about coffee from the bean to the roasting process. Visit an amazing gelato store and taste gourmet creations by a famous gelato chef. Indulge your senses while learning all the secrets to make and distinguish a top gelato from the others.

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3-Hour Trastevere and Jewish Ghetto Guided Walking Tour

10. 3-Hour Trastevere and Jewish Ghetto Guided Walking Tour

The Trastevere neighborhood offers a pleasant diversion from the heavily touristed historic center of Rome. It is largely residential, and characterized by narrow, cobbled streets, medieval-era structures, and a large university student population. As you explore Trastevere on this 3-hour tour you’ll find an impressive selection of restaurants, bars, and cafés that are frequented by locals. Explore the boutiques and studios for some unique gifts. Trastevere literally means beyond the Tiber, and it was originally connected to the main city of Rome by a tiny wooden bridge. Immigrants, mainly Jews and Syrians, arrived from the East and settled in the area. The center of public life in the neigbhorhood is the Piazza di Santa Maria in Trastevere, a large square outside of the church of Santa Maria in Trastevere, one of the city's oldest churches and one of the most visited in Rome. Visit the site of Rome’s Jewish Ghetto, which is located near the Tiber in an area surrounded by today's Via del Portico d'Ottavia, Lungotevere dei Cenci, Via del Progresso, and Via di Santa Maria del Pianto. In Italian, the ghetto was called Serraglio delli Ebrei, which mean the enclosure of the Jews. See the Synagogue of Rome in what is today a charming area, known for its restaurants and some of the best food in Rome.

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What people are saying about Centro Storico

So much fun! Our guide Giuseppe was funny, extremely knowledgeable and friendly, and the food and wine was great! He also dealt very smoothly with the pouring rainstorm we got stuck in, and made it s delightful evening. So happy I went.

Very informative tour, more than enough food and drinks, not that many options for vegetarians but they will get full too. Friendly tour guide who knows how to answer questions. Very nice.

The guide was very friendly and knowledgeable, the food was great at each of the stops and there was plenty of wine as well! Would highly recommend

Excellent tour. Excellent guide. Excellent food choices. Small fun group of people. I’d do it again without hesitation.

very nice meal with appropriate wines under the guidance of Cathy. A very nice guide