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- Completely customize your tour, experiencing the Eternal City exactly the way you want.
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Combine Roman culture and cuisine by embarking on the True Roman experience. Over the course of six hours, your private group will discover the highlights of ancient Rome before immersing yourself in Italian food on a private cooking class.
With special skip-the-line access to the Colosseum and Roman Forum, an expert private guide able to bring ancient Rome to life, and a hands-on cooking class where you’ll master any Italian recipe you’ve ever dreamed of, the True Roman experience is a must for first-time visitors to the Eternal City.
Discover the wonders of Ancient Rome
Meeting you in your hotel lobby, we’ll drive you through the city’s storied streets to the entrance of Rome’s most iconic monument: the Colosseum. Here you’ll enjoy privileged priority access to the ancient amphitheater, stepping inside and soaking up its unique ambience.
Your private guide, an expert in Roman history, will share all the secrets of this world-famous structure. From the stories of the gladiators who fought there, from the spectacles that played out on its sands to the social conventions of Roman culture, your guide will bring the monument to life.
After exploring its many layers, you’ll tread the ancient steps of the Via Sacra (Sacred Way) and enter the Roman Forum. This was the crucible of the Roman world, the epicenter the Empire – the site of law courts, temples and forums in which the privileged and the plebs mixed and mingled.
As you discover its basilicas and temples, your expert guide will weave Roman myths and legends, recounting the story of the founding of Rome by the fratricidal brothers, Romulus and Remus. Rome’s story started on the Palatine Hill (from which we derive our word palace) and from the remarkable Roman Forum you’ll enjoy a stunning view of this incredible landmark.
Combine culture and cuisine on your true Roman experience
Exploring the epicenter of the Roman world is sure to make you work up an appetite. That’s why the true Roman experience follows your ancient itinerary with an exclusive, private cooking class. We’ll drive your private group from the Roman Forum to one of our two stunning cooking schools: one a 17th-century palazzo around the corner from Piazza Navona; the other a sleek and stylish terraced school a stone’s throw from the Pantheon.
Your private chef will greet you with a prosecco and snacks reception before you get hands-on in the kitchen recreating a range of Roman classics. Whether you dream of mastering the art of Roman pasta (amatriciana, carbonara or cacio e pepe) or crafting the perfect Italian pizza, we will customize the class so you can learn exactly what you like.
Compliment your delicious main course with a sumptuously sweet dessert, such as creamy, dreamy gelato or mouthwatering tiramisù. As the grand finale to your true Roman experience, you’ll dine on what you’ve created, in our stunning dining room and accompanied with a selection of soft drinks, wines and beers.
Itinerary:ColosseumRoman ForumPalatine HillProsecco and snacks receptionHands-on cooking classHomemade meal
Included:Skip the line entranceLicensed tour guideEnglish-speaking chefProsecco and snacks receptionAll ingredients and equipmentHomemade meal with drinks
Meeting Point:Colosseum Metro Station
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!
Terrific Trastevere Food Tour with Luca! Luca took my wife and myself on a wonderful food tour through Trastevere. The things we saw and ate and learned were excellent. The best part was Luca's friendly nature.... read moreLuca took my wife and myself on a wonderful food tour through Trastevere. The things we saw and ate and learned were excellent. The best part was Luca's friendly nature. By the end of the evening we felt that we had spent a nice time with a new friend. read less - 10/03/2022
- Darren R
A must do experience This cooking class was a highlight of our trip. We got to meet a young chef, Sara. She had us decide what to cook. Then we walked through... read moreThis cooking class was a highlight of our trip. We got to meet a young chef, Sara. She had us decide what to cook. Then we walked through the market to pick out some of the ingredients, the meats and such. Then we went back to their excellent small group kitchen. We had a wonderful time learning from Sara. She taught us to make ravioli and saltimbocca and tiramisu. It was fun and relaxed and extremely delicious. We thought the whole experience was splendid. 10 out of 10. read less - 9/26/2022
Best Food Tour We Took! My fiance and I capped off our first full day in Rome with this lovely food tour. Luca was friendly, excited, and knowledgeable. We got to try a ton of... read moreMy fiance and I capped off our first full day in Rome with this lovely food tour. Luca was friendly, excited, and knowledgeable. We got to try a ton of different food and even returned to one of the restaurants later in the week. The tour groups are kept small, so our group easily got to know each other throughout the tour. We were especially pleased with how accommodating it was: My fiance is a vegetarian and can be a bit of a picky eater, so he had low expectations going in and this ended up being his favorite activity all week! We actually had a couple of vegetarians in our group and there was always an equally hearty substitute whenever necessary. Super pleased with this experience and with Luca! Best part of our week! read less - 9/21/2022
- Emily W
Worth every penny. What an evening! This was without a doubt the highlight of my trip. A great evening with plenty of incredible local food and drink and a really good way to meet and... read moreThis was without a doubt the highlight of my trip. A great evening with plenty of incredible local food and drink and a really good way to meet and get to know other travellers. The small group size made it much more personal and conversation flowed all evening! Sara (our guide) was absolutely amazing - so friendly and chatty, and so full of knowledge about the local food and Rome/Trastevere's history. She could not have been better.
I'll be coming back to Rome and will definitely be booking this again. Thank you so much, Sara, for making my first trip to Rome that much better! read less - 9/21/2022
Delicious food from fabulous foody Luca Boccia was PHENOMENAL!
His knowledge of Italian cuisine was exceptional, especially welcomed because it included more than just the well known dishes. He was funny and friendly, making our... read moreLuca Boccia was PHENOMENAL!
His knowledge of Italian cuisine was exceptional, especially welcomed because it included more than just the well known dishes. He was funny and friendly, making our time together unforgettable.
Most appreciated was his offer to remain a resource for the duration of our visit with DELICIOUS recommendations off the tourist path.
Well done Luca!!! read less - 9/11/2022
A Must Do Tour of Sistine Chapel Amazing! This was my third time to the Vatican but this time I took my adult/teen children and wife and we used a tour guide. It was a... read moreAmazing! This was my third time to the Vatican but this time I took my adult/teen children and wife and we used a tour guide. It was a small group of 9. Just 2 families. She was great. She does this 4 days a week and all the guards knew her by name. If you want to see the Sistine Chapel, then you have to go early. We were one of the first to enter and with her connections basically did not wait on anything. We also entered a section in the Vatican Museums usually off limits to the public, a section with many animal statues and other mosaics. She gave us so much history and culture. My children said it was AP World History made real. You could tell she truly loved what she did. read less - 8/29/2022
Best tour ever. Martha was our guide. She is the best. They way she explained all , answered our questions give us all the information in every place all was wonderful. It was... read moreMartha was our guide. She is the best. They way she explained all , answered our questions give us all the information in every place all was wonderful. It was a very hot summer day and she always looks for ways to give us the information under the shade before we went into the sun. I highly recommend this company and Martha as well. It was very easy to make the reservation and pay. We took the private tour and was perfect. 3 hours that feel like Half hour . We didn’t do any limes to get into the places. Know that if you go by yourself or in other yours you could be up to 2 hours under the sun to get into the coliseum or forum. I highly recommend the private tour. read less - 8/05/2022
Great Food Stroll with Luca We did the Trastevere Food Stroll with Luca B and he was great! Brought us to great authentic locations and provided his expert advice! We would highly recommend this tour... read moreWe did the Trastevere Food Stroll with Luca B and he was great! Brought us to great authentic locations and provided his expert advice! We would highly recommend this tour and Luca!! read less - 7/30/2022