from €85.00 EUR
Duration: 4 Hours
Organized by: Enjoy Rome
Taste the foods and wines of Eternal City on a 4-hour strolling tour of the historic center starting with Campo de’ Fiori to the Trastevere. Sample the best of Italian food in unique locations and local restaurants that generate only the finest produce.
As you traverse the historic center of Rome, your knowledgeable guide will share fascinating stories and anecdotes about the city’s culinary traditions and practices. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere and engage in a truly Roman experience as you learn about the origins of the delectable dishes and the significance of the venues you visit.
A Taste of Rome: Authentic Italian Cuisine Awaits
Begin your journey at the bustling Campo de’ Fiori, an ideal location to explore Rome’s culinary heritage. Savor the richness of Italian artisanal salamis paired with exquisite wines, a true introduction to the country’s gastronomic prowess.
Cheese Heaven: A Historic Shop
As you continue to explore Rome’s charming streets, stop by a historic cheese shop offering an array of Italian cheeses. Sample the delectable offerings and enjoy another handpicked glass of wine, immersing yourself in the flavors of Italy.
Cheese has a long and storied history in Rome, dating back to the Roman Empire. The ancient Romans were particularly fond of cheese, and they appreciated its versatility as a food source. It could be eaten fresh, aged, or even incorporated into various dishes. The Romans also recognized the value of cheese as a nutritious and portable food, making it a staple for their legions during long campaigns.
There is a wide variety of Italian cheeses to be discovered in Rome, each with its unique flavor profile and texture. Some of the most famous Roman cheeses include:
- Pecorino Romano: A hard, salty sheep’s milk cheese that has been produced in Rome for thousands of years.
- Cacio de Roma: A semi-soft cow’s milk cheese with a mild, buttery flavor.
- Ricotta Romana: A creamy, slightly sweet fresh cheese made from sheep’s milk whey.
Baccalà Fritto: A Roman Specialty
Indulge in the authentic Roman delicacy of baccalà fritto, fried salted cod, a dish that perfectly encapsulates Rome’s rich culinary history. Savor the crispy, golden bites as you prepare for more delightful surprises.
Baccalà Fritto, also known as Fried Cod, is a traditional dish that has its origins in the coastal regions of Italy. It is made from dried and salted codfish, which was a popular ingredient among sailors and fishermen. They would catch the fish during their long voyages and preserve it by salting and drying it. This allowed them to have a source of protein that could last for months at a time.
Over time, the dish became popular among the general population, and different variations of it were developed across Italy. Today, Baccalà Fritto is a beloved appetizer that is often served in Italian restaurants and enjoyed by people of all ages.
Pizza and Supplì: The Quintessential Italian Experience
No food tour in Rome would be complete without pizza “by the slice” and supplì, the mouthwatering rice balls. Visit renowned establishments, where you’ll be enticed by the inviting aromas and unforgettable tastes.
The history of pizza can be traced back to ancient civilizations that consumed flatbreads as a staple part of their diet. These early versions of pizza were made from simple ingredients like flour, water, and various toppings. Roman soldiers were known to top their flatbreads with ingredients such as cheese and olive oil. This primitive pizza-like dish was called “panis focacius,” and was a popular food among soldiers and commoners alike.
The introduction of tomatoes to Europe from the New World in the 16th century led to the incorporation of this ingredient in Italian cuisine. Initially, tomatoes were considered poisonous, but as their popularity grew, they became a common topping for flatbreads, giving rise to the modern pizza we know today.
Trastevere: Rome’s Culinary Hub
After your tastings, take a leisurely walk to one of Trastevere’s coziest restaurants, lauded for its exceptional cuisine. Relish in a traditional Roman antipasto and two first courses, accompanied by two distinct Italian wines with protected production and origin. This enchanting dining experience in Trastevere, known for having Rome’s finest restaurants, will be a highlight of your tour.
A Sweet Finale: Gelato Heaven
Conclude your culinary journey with a visit to a renowned gelateria, where you’ll savor locally made Italian ice cream in flavors that epitomize Italy’s gelato mastery. Delight in the creamy, smooth taste as you reflect on your unforgettable culinary adventure.
Join us on this epicurean journey through Rome and discover the Eternal City’s rich culinary heritage. Experience the best of Italian cuisine and create memories that will last a lifetime.
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