Rome Guided Tours

True Roman Experience: Colosseum & Private Cooking Class

Max out your inner Maximus and then Italian cooking.

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  • Duration

    Half Day

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Why Choose it?

  • Picture the blood and sand of the majestic Colosseum.
  • Discover the sites that shaped history in the expansive Roman Forum.
  • Enjoy a hands-on cooking course at either our school near Piazza Navona or the Pantheon.

Tour description

When time is precious, why not double up? Combine a fun, family-friendly tour of the majestic Colosseum with a hands-on private cooking class, where you will learn how to make an authentic Italian meal. 

With our skip-the-line tickets, expert, local guides, and customizable menus and itineraries, this our True Roman Experience is the most effective and enjoyable way to see the Eternal City.

Picking you up from your hotel, we’ll take you straight to the Colosseum

Your True Roman Experience starts at Rome’s most iconic monument: the mighty Colosseum. Standing strong since the 1st century AD, this amphitheater has been the site of some astonishing spectacles. From gladiatorial contests and wild-animal hunts to even criminal executions and mock naval battles, the Colosseum has been the scene of it all. 

Your expert guide will breathe life into the monument, bringing its characters to life and immersing you in its history. Follow in the footsteps of Caesars, senators, and even servile gladiators as you explore its millennia-old structure and unlock its secrets.

Venture into the Roman Forum

You cannot immerse yourself in the Eternal City’s vast history without visiting the Roman Forum: the beating heart of ancient life. Your guide will walk you through its temples and basilicas, bring you into the shadow of its monumental triumphal arches, and reveal the locations of history’s most significant events, like the site of Julius Caesar’s cremation and the paths along which triumphant generals paraded.

We’ll then ascend the Palatine Hill, perhaps the most famous of the Seven and certainly the most historically significant. It was here that Romulus founded the ancient city and where subsequent kings and emperors established their residences. Travel back through time as you climb the Palatine and let your guide bring its wealth of remains back to life.

Arrive at our cooking school for a prosecco and snacks reception

We have two stunning locations for your private cooking class: around the corner from Piazza Navona or a stone’s throw from the Pantheon. After re-energizing with a prosecco and antipasti reception, you’ll learn to master the art of Italian classics under the guidance of your professional English-speaking chef.

Whatever you want to make - whether it’s hand-rolled pasta or pizza, ravioli or fettuccine, gelato or tiramisù - we can tailor this private cooking class just for you, and whether you’re a beginner in the kitchen or a chef extraordinaire, we can adapt your private cooking class accordingly. 

Dine on your homemade meal at the end of the class

At the end of the hands-on, fun-filled cooking class, you’ll get to dine on what you make, with paired wines and soft drinks served up alongside your culinary creations. Best of all, we’ll email you the recipes so you can impress friends and family back home. Fantastico.


Skip the line entrance
Licensed tour guide
English-speaking chef
Prosecco and snacks reception
All ingredients and equipment
Homemade meal with drinks


  • Colosseum
  • Roman Forum
  • Palatine Hill
  • Prosecco and snacks reception
  • Hands-on cooking class
  • Homemade meal

Kids friendly:

This tour is kids friendly, your children are welcome

Wheelchair accessible:


meeting point:

Hotel lobby

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excellent guides

Our guides are fluent in English and have a contagious passion for the inspiring cultural heritage of our Italian cities. Experts in their fields, they will immerse you in the hidden histories and intriguing lives of history's great protagonists. So much to see, so easy to miss out: with the help of our guides, visit the most absorbing sites and uncover the stories that have changed the world. Don't miss this fascinating journey!