Centro Storico
Culinary & Nightlife

Enter your dates to find available activities

Our most recommended Centro Storico Culinary & Nightlife

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!

...
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.    

...
Naples & Pompeii Day Trip from Rome

3. Naples & Pompeii Day Trip from Rome

Enjoy a full-day tour of Naples and Pompeii follwing the "Highway of the Sun," through the fertile Roman countryside of the "Castelli Romani." Approximately halfway along the highway, you will see the Abbey of Montecassino, which was destroyed in a famous battle during the Second World War. Descend towards the port of Mergellina, and follow the coastal road to the ancient fishing quarter of Santa Lucia. Enjoy the views of Naples' impressive Castel dell’Ovo. Continue to Naples' historic city center, where your city tour will include all the major highlights, such as the Piazza del Plebiscito, Royal Palace, Basilica of San Francesco di Paola, San Carlo Opera House, Gallery of Umberto I, and the imposing Maschio Angioino. Depart Naples and cross the valley of Mount Vesuvius, passing the towns of Ercolano, Torre del Greco, and Torre Annunziata before arriving at Pompeii, where you will break for lunch. Continue after lunch with a guided visit to the extraordinary excavations. A local guide will explain Pompeii's tragic story from an archaeological perspective and uncover what has lain beneath the ashes since the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD. Your Pompeii tour lasts about 2 hours, covering all the highlights of the scientific discoveries made 1,700 years after the devastating volcanic eruption. At the end of your Pompeii tour, return by coach to Rome. Along the way, you will stop to visit a coral and cameo factory, where you can admire and purchase items of the ancient craft that dates back to Greek times.

...
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.

...
Rome: Private City Highlights Golf Cart Tour with Transfer

5. Rome: Private City Highlights Golf Cart Tour with Transfer

Explore the most important sites in Rome on a guided golf cart tour. Ride to all the main historical monuments, including the Roman Forum, the Colosseum, Circus Maximus, and the Pantheon. Drive also to lesser-known gems, such as Celio Hill, site of the beautiful villa and gardens of Villa Celimontana and the ancient basilicas of Santo Stefano Rotondo and Santi Giovanni e Paolo. Stop for a cup of coffee or cappuccino at one of the oldest cafés in Rome. Make your holiday in the Eternal City a memorable one with this unique tour in the comfort of a golf cart.

...
Rome: Family-Friendly Pizza Master Class

6. 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.

...
San Gimignano & Siena: Small Group Wine Tour from Rome

7. San Gimignano & Siena: Small Group Wine Tour from Rome

Travel through Italy on a full-day journey from Rome, through the hills of Chianti, to the cities of San Gimignano and Siena. Arriving in San Gimignano, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, explore its charming medieval streets and sample the world-famous Vernaccia white wine. Stop for a wine tasting and sample local products in a beautiful wine cellar: 10 different types of wine and oil. Then visit the estate and learn about the processing of the grapes before having lunch at a restauarant.  Finally, make your way to Siena for a lovely wander around the historic center of the city, a well-deserved UNESCO World Heritage Site. Walk along Piazza del Campo, the public square that's also home to the Palio di Siena horse race. Visit the Mangia Tower, and admire the Duomo's Romanesque-Gothic facade, before beginning the trip back to Rome through the Tuscan countryside.

...
Rome: Espresso, Gelato and Tiramisù Tasting Tour

8. 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.

...
Siena & San Gimignano Day Tour & Wine Tasting from Rome

9. Siena & San Gimignano Day Tour & Wine Tasting from Rome

Visit the cities of San Gimignano and Siena on a full-day trip from Rome. Begin by crossing the beautiful hills of Chianti to arrive first in San Gimignano, a picturesque, fascinating, medieval town declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and famous for its white wine, the world-renowned Vernaccia. You will have time to wind your way through the narrow streets and admire the landscape surrounding the village. Then continue to Monteriggioni, a medieval town with well-preserved walls and towers. Here you can taste Chianti red wine along with homemade snacks. Finally, make your way to Siena and visit the historic center, also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See Piazza del Campo, one of the most splendid examples of Gothic civil architecture in the world. View the magnificent Palazzo Pubblico with its bell tower, Torre del Mangia. Then walk to the Siena Cathedral, a church representative of Italian Romanesque-Gothic architecture. In the late afternoon, begin your return trip to Rome.

...
Wine and Cheese Tasting in Rome

10. Wine and Cheese Tasting in Rome

Come and join this typical Italian experience in an Enoteca. The tasting is offered in a traditional wine bar, called Enoteca, located in the 18th-century Palazzetto Giangiacomo, in the heart of Rome. It is a family run wine bar that started as a wine-shop over fifty years ago and was transformed into its present state by the third generation. The wine bar shelves are lined with carefully selected bottles produced by prestigious and new wineries. An inviting selection of regional cheeses, premium salami and hams, smoked fish and a choice of hot homemade dishes complement the wine. You will learn how to drink and taste the wine as well as distinguish the differences between colors and aromas. An introduction about the area where the wines are produced will also be given in English. Examples of some perfect parings between food and wine: Try a glass of Bellone, a forgotten antique local white grape variety paired with Rome's ricotta, a rich and flavorful by-product of pecorino romano. Or taste a glass of Frascati Superiore, the white wine associated with Rome from the vineyards visible from the periphery of the city paired with pecorino Romano, a typical salty hard cheese from Lazio. You can also enjoy a glass of Nero Buona, a traditional, antique variety of red grapes, cultivated in the hills of Cori, combined with coppiette, a flavorful and spicy roman beef jerky or porchetta, a spit-roasted pig stuffed with wild herbs. These pairings are only examples of the quality of the products, and can be changed with seasonal food.

...

Other Sightseeing Options in Centro Storico

Want to discover all there is to do in Centro Storico? Click here for a full list.

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