Rome Food and Wine Tours

The eternal city of the adventurous foodie

To Rome with Love, is Woody Allen’s ode to love in the Italian capital, a kaleidoscope of stories tastefully blended into film. Rome has forever been a mesmerizing backdrop for movies, an aromatic mix of unforgettable sights, with awe-inspiring art and lively street life, making it Italy’s Eternal City. But there’s more to Rome than history and fine art, there is also great food. 

A trip to Rome is about leading the dolce vita lifestyle and devouring the food, art and culture. Whiling away, losing track of time in street side cafes and people watching on beautiful piazzas are an integral part of the Roman experience. Come aperitif time the beat rises, as the heat of the day fades into the evening cool and crowds descend on the city's bars and cafes. Restaurants and trattorias vibrate with activity and people flock around cocktail bars.

Eating out is one of Rome's great indulgences and a perfect combination of romantic al fresco settings and outstanding food is guaranteed. For fine dining and exclusive wine there are any number of sophisticated restaurants, but for a truly local and typical Roman feast look out for the city's noisy pizzerias and friendly neighborhood trattorias

Rome's cuisine has evolved over centuries and periods of social, cultural, and political changes. Roman cuisine has been vastly influenced by Ancient Greek culture, and other nearby gastronomical hubs because of the empire’s vast expansion. Today the city has developed its own unique cuisine, based on proximity products of the nearby Campagna. Also, Roman Jews developed their own peculiar cuisine with examples such as Saltimbocca alla Romana, a veal cutlet, Roman-style, topped with raw ham and sage and simmered with white wine and butter; Carciofi alla Romana, artichokes Roman-style; outer leaves removed, stuffed with mint, garlic, breadcrumbs and braised; Spaghetti alla Carbonara, spaghetti with bacon, eggs and pecorino, to name but a few.

Rome’s early inhabitants left behind a trove of architectural masterpieces, including the massive Colosseum. Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel, Trevi Fountain, and many restaurants, trattorias, osterie, pizzerie, enoteche, cafés, bars, and gelaterie. Romans, who live to eat, drink wine and espresso, have a very good mood when it comes to food - though the same can’t be said when it comes to religion, politics, and fútbol!

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