This walking tour combines Rome highlights and food tasting, you will see beautiful fountains and street markets, outstanding palaces and little boutiques of artisan traditional italian food, unique architectures while smelling the fresh baked white pizza, gorgeous paintings of famous artists located inside Churches that only Rome offers, and the best Gelato! you will learn about our culinary traditions walking through some beautiful famous piazzas and some out of track charming districts, less known but not less important, discovering why food plays such a great role in Italy.
” When in Rome do as the Romans do”
Get an insider view of Rome taking a cooking class with a truly Roman chef.
Is a great and fun experience.You can roll up your sleeves and cook with the chef , learning how to prepare a full Italian meal, the recipes are the traditional Rome’s Lazio regional dishes, like: Pasta a la Matriciana, Saltimbocca, Roman style artichokes, tiramisù……enjoy the amusing cooking class preparing different courses, using classic mediterranean ingredients.Of course at the end you will taste the food you have cooked accompanied by a good local wine.The class is held right in the heart of Rome, where genuine Roman life is taking place.
The menu can be customized and also special menu for celiacs can be done
“In Vino Veritas Est” In wine there is the Truth (Pliny the Elder)
Spend one or more days in the Tuscan countryside !
visiting Montalcino and one of the best Brunello winery. Bolgheri with its coastal atmosphere and the Super Tuscan, and last but not least the Chianti area with its famous rolling hills.
During our tour in Tuscany we will see the famous Val d' Orcia, Unesco world Heritage site, a gentle land broken by picturesque Medieval and Renaissance towns and villages, full of history, art and traditions. We will visit Sant’ Antimo Abbey a “Travertine Miracle” according to the legend founded by Charlemagne, proceed for the visit of Montalcino and to a vineyard for the Brunello wine tasting, one of the most prestigious Italian wines.
In the following days we will visit Bolgheri and taste the Super Tuscan and Chianti with its wonderful views and beloved wines. We can say a total immersion of reds!
Spend a day in the Roman countryside visiting Tivoli Gardens or Hadrian Villa and an exclusive artisan Wine Estate.
Lazio Region for its volcanic soil, microclimate and geographical position is the perfect place for olive tree and vines production. In the town of Tivoli we will visit the Tivoli Gardens, masterpiece of the Italian architectural landscape, or the ruins of the Hadrian Villa, later in the day after a drive to the Castelli Romani resort area, (Roman Castles), famous for the Pope’s and Roman nobility summer homes, you will discover a very special wine estate owned by a well known Roman noble family. The property of 90 hectares, of which about 64 to vineyards is where we will start the visit, you will learn about the terroir (soil, vine, climate, human factor) where the typical local vines such as: Sangiovese, Malvasia, Cesanese are cultivated. Right after in the cellar located in an ancient seventeenth building, you will get to know all about the secrets of the wine making process and finally the color, the scent and the flavor!
“Nunc est bibendum” (Now we taste Cheers!)
Orvieto day Tour
The extended hilly territory between the Bolsena lake-Lazio , and Orvieto-Umbria, for its climate characteristics, is specifically suitable for vineyards, and the growth of typical local vines from ancient clones, such as the Grechetto, Verdello, Trebbiano, Malvasia,, this is proved also by the tradition, the wine production from this specific area was always the most appreciated by Popes and Nobility.
Orvieto is one of the most picturesque towns of there area, with a beautiful unique position, located on top of a tufa slope, known since the ancient days as “Oinarea” “the city where wine flows”.
We will visit the awesome Cathedral and its most impressive Renaissance Chapel of San Brizio, masterpiece by Luca Signorelli,
(Orvieto Sistine Chapel) the Medieval district and the surprising Orvieto underground, tunnels dug into the tufa with a perfect temperature to store wine. finally in one of these cellars will be organized the wine and local food tasting. In the afternoon before returning to Rome, you will have time to stroll around the ancient district and see some unique artisan shops.
One of the most requested class!
Everyone loves gelato , mum, nana... and of course children.
You will learn how to make the real Italian Gelato! with fresh ingredients like: milk , eggs, fruit....and not only you will make it but above all you will taste it!