- 3-hour pizza tour of Rome, led by a food-expert guide
- Sample pizza and topping ingredients like mozzarella in five eateries
- Learn about pizza in Italy and of classic variations like capricciosa
- Visit the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore in between pizza stops
- Small-group tour with a maximum of twelve ensures a more personalized experience
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What You Can Expect
As you walk, listen to your guide’s commentary about the history of pizza in Italy, including its origins in Naples and the differences across Italy’s many regions; Neapolitan pizza today is known for its doughy edges, while Rome’s version is a crispy, thin-crust style called scrocchiarella. You’ll arrive at a delicatessen to hear about various ingredients that go into pizza, like capricciosa (made with ham, mushrooms, olives and artichokes). Sample mozzarella cheese, cold meats and pickled veggies, and enjoy a refreshing chinotto, a citrusy soft drink.
Walk deeper into the neighborhood of Monti, stopping at a bakery to try pizza alla pala, which is pizza baked on flint rock rather than a tin surface. Then visit Rione Monti for a sample of Italian gelato before continuing your tour to the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore, one of the biggest churches in Italy. Hear from your guide how Pope Francis celebrated his first mass here after becoming the pope, and then enter the church to see the tomb of baroque artist Bernini.
End your tour at popular pizzeria known for its wood-oven specialties. Observe the bakers at work in the kitchen, and enjoy a slice accompanied by a beer. Your guide will say goodbye here, where you are free to stay on your own or continue exploring.
Barbara was fantastic! Energetic and very enthusiastic about her city and its rich history.
This was an excellent way to see Rome and the food was delicious.
Very informative, the tastings were great and the tour guide was very knowledgable. Nice to see the back streets of Rome where the locals dine
Great. Barbara was a super terrific guide. It was not only pizza tasting in in various restaurants but a very interesting site seeing event. We learned a lot about the area and our guide made it a very friendly group by having us introduce ourselves and where we were from. One of our best tours.
A fun tour with lots of food. Best not to have breakfast before the tour as there are five stops for pizza and ice cream and we're not talking bite size pieces either. Guide was very personable and knew her pizza! Small group size made for an intimate experience.
Susan M USA
Especially good tour if you are traveling with kids! Our guide Marco was terrific - very engaging and engenertic. It was obvious that he loves his city and his job which made our experience even more enjoyable.
We were looking for something different to do in Rome besides museums and monuments. We had 3 teenagers with us. This was a great 3 hours. We got a locals look and telling of the history of the Colosseum area, a guided walking tour of the Monti neighborhood, a look at how Romans look at Pizza, and samples of many kinds of pizza, drinks, toppings, topped off with a pizza and beer or soda lunch. We made one stop at the Basilica in the neighborhood. Had a great guide and we really enjoyed the tour. Would recommend to anyone who can handle the walking.
Mrs Cameron United Kingdom
We were the only ones on the tour but Lucy the guide was great. We walked into the only part of Rome we had not managed to explore on our own which was a coincidental bonus. The food was great and she was very informative.
This is a must do when first visiting Rome!!! Sandro introduced us to the history of pizza and then some of the best pizza ever. When doing this tour, you must have an empty stomach. There is so much to sample. After making 3 food stops, we toured Saint Maria Maggiore Basilica. The gelato was great!
Barbara was such a great guide for this tour. LOVED how we walked all over and tasted the different pizzas and cheese. Barbara is very knowledgable and we learned so much not only about pizza but about Italy and the neighborhoods too. Book this trip now! You'll be happy you did !