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  • Location: Rome, Italy
  • Duration:  3 hours (approx.)

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Scout out the best pizza in town on this 3-hour pizza walking tour of Rome, led by a friendly food-expert guide! Discover the best family-run bakeries, popular pizzerias and real locals’ favorites, sampling various toppings plus ‘pizza al taglio,’ ‘alla palla’ and, of course, the crispy Roman ‘scrocchiarellas’! Hear the history of the humble pizza, sample traditional drinks and visit the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore – one of Italy’s largest churches – on this must-do tour.

Numbers are limited to twelve on this small-group tour, ensuring personalized attention from a guide.


  • 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

Rome Pizza Walking Tour

Enjoy the best pizza while in Rome!

Meet your guide in the Monti area of central Rome – near Piazza Venezia – and then stroll to a 100-year-old, family-run bakery for a late-morning breakfast of pizza al taglio (pizza by the slice). As you walk, your guide will talk to you about pizza in Italy; hear about its origins, the regional differences, and most importantly, pizza’s place in Rome.

Born in Naples, pizza is likely to have started out as focaccia (Italian flat bread) topped with fresh and readily available ingredients like tomatoes and milky fresh mozzarella – simple staples of Italian cuisine. Hear of Neapolitan pizzas today, characterized by thick doughy rims and elastic bodies, and learn of the Roman’s take on the dish – scrocchiarella pizzas with crispy-thin crusts.

Make your way to another local delicatessen and learn about the ingredients used on variations like capricciosa (made with mushrooms, artichokes, ham and olives), and discovering how the toppings are added at different stages of the cooking process. Sample mozzarella cheese, cold cuts of meat and pickled vegetables, washed down with a citrus-flavored soft drink called chinotto. Then, work your way further into the Monti neighborhood while learning about iconic Roman monuments like the Colosseum.

Stop in another family-owned bakery to sample pizza alla pala, a pizza cooked on flint rock rather than the usual tin surface. Continue your stroll, stopping at a family-run wine bar for an aperitivo (pre-dinner drink with snacks), and then pose for photos by the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore – one of Italy’s largest churches. Admire its architecture and hear how Pope Francis celebrated his first mass inside after becoming the new pope. Head inside to see the tomb of famous Baroque artist Bernini alongside other notable Italian dignitaries.

Finally, visit one more pizzeria, for – you guessed it – more pizza! Popular for its wood-oven specialties, the bakery is always packed; it’s a testament to its deliciously crunchy pizzas, baked with passion and pride. Watch the bakers work their magic in the kitchen, and then enjoy a slice of pizza washed down with a refreshing local beer. Your tour finishes inside the pizzeria, where you can stay longer, if you wish.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2014

가이드가 친절했고, 피자 이야기뿐만 아니라 외국인들이 잘 모르고 지나칠 수도 있는 로마의 곳곳의 이야기를 이해하기 쉽게 설명해주어서 좋았다. 3종류의 피자, 음료수, 작은 간식, 친절한 가이드. 배도 불렀고 알찬 시간이었다.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

This is a relatively new tour. We wanted to try something a little different and off the tourist tack and this ticked all the boxes. Make sure you start off with an empty stomach as there is a lot of food to taste and of course the most delicious pizza at the end. We wandered through small narrow streets away from the noise and hub of the city. Visited small stores that the locals visit and tasted assorted meats and different types of mozzarella. If you want to see more of how the locals live this is the tour for you. Plenty of walking as well but at an easy pace. Enjoy

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