Our only complaint is that we didn't do this tour on our first day in Rome. Our guide, Francesca, was excellent - knowledgeable, professional, and a lot of fun! The tour itself was exactly as we hoped; a perfect walking tour of campo de' Fiori, the Ghetto, and Trastevere, with the right amount of food, wine, discussion, and history blended together to add to our appreciation of Rome and the neighborhoods we visited. Francesca explained the importance of the different foods we were eating, how to eat and order them, and where to find the authentic stuff the next time we visit Rome! Our biggest concern starting out is that we might not get enough food and have to get lunch afterwards. Instead, we found the tour to include a balanced amount of food and walking for a great last morning in Rome. If you like quality Bufalo Mozzarella, Pizza Bianca, good salami, fried artichokes and Rice balls, Amatriciana pasta, red wine, and killer Gelato, then this might be the tour for you. When we were done, our guide e-mailed us a list of Restaurant recommendations for Rome and Florence (our next destination).
As a couple of 30 year olds from San Francisco visiting on our honeymoon, we can't recommend this tour enough and are already pestering our friends to sign up when they head to Rome in June. Thanks Francesca! You were awesome!
This tour was cancelled due to a lack of participation. We travelled in December, which was in the low season.
Truly interesting! Learned a lot! Our guide Francesca was amazing! The food was excellent!
This was a really neat place to visit. I anyone going to Rome should vist this area.
Great small group tour! One of the highlights of our trip. Great food, information, and history of Rome. I wish we would have done this the first night staying in Rome so we could go back to the places we went!
This was really great. Our guide was so informative about the areas that we walked through and about the food. Everything tasted wonderful. We met some really nice people from all over the world. The atmosphere was casual and we did not feel rushed at all. Would definitely do this type of tour again.
This was great! Our tour guide was so knowledgable and passionate about roman cuisine ! Would highly recommend this tour!
Absolutely fabulous experience. A small group (just two riders plus the guide), we got a great look at the city. The spots we stopped (for coffee and later pizza) were top notch, and ones that I returned to on my own. This tour made my trip!
I ride a road bike at home, so this was not a stretch. If you haven't ridden in 15 years, this is a pretty technical undertaking. It's not the up- and down-hill that challenge -- although there are hills -- it's the crowds. (I chose a touring bike with an electronic battery "assist", so going uphill was easy.)
Unlike a walking tour, where you are listening to a guide (usually through a headset) while you walk, on this biking tour you ride for awhile, then stop and listen to explanation.
This tour made my trip!
Doing what: Panoramic Bike Tour of Rome
Francesca was a knowledgeable and entertaining guide through Italian food and Italian history. You can tell she is well thought of by the owners of the businesses we sampled. The food was great! And now, every time we pass a bar, ristorante, or gelateria, my daughter and I nod knowingly, able to tell whether it's authentic or for "the rest of the tourists"! Thank you!
We had a really nice tour guide (Flavia). We had so much fun checking out the the areas and different foods. I appreciated how much she knew about the different areas and food.
Our guide, with a Scandiavian name, was really very knowledgeable about every place on the tour. She was really an excellent guide. I certainly felt I got a good exposure to the Ghetto and Trastevere.
Very informative, fun, and tasty too. It was a rainy day and we had a blast. I would highly recommend. I did this with my 22 yr old son who was in Rome studying abroad.
An amazing tour. This was my second visit to Rome and this tour was the highlight. Jeanette our guide was fantastic. Her knowledge and passion for Rome was great. The restaurant she recommended at the end of the tour was beautiful!! I would recommend this tour to anyone!
Great way to experience Rome. Aside from wonderful panoramic views of Rome, we took small alley ways into the various sections. We saw sights in Trastevere, toured the Pantheon, and went to the Vatican City. Caution: Some were on electric bikes that lurched forward when the rider tried to slow.
Doing what: Panoramic Bike Tour of Rome
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