Your pizza walking tour starts near Piazza Venezia, where you’ll meet your foodie guide and head to your first stop, a century-old, family-run bakery. Enjoy a piece of pizza by the slice—pizza al taglio—before continuing on foot to your next eatery.
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 San Pietro in Vincoli.
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.