ROME

Centro Storico

Self-Guided Food Tour

Take a delicious self-guided walk through Rome’s historic center where you’ll discover some of the city’s finest prosciutto, pizza, pasta, and more.

Places You'll Visit

  • Salumeria
  • Gelateria
  • Caffe
  • Chocolate shop
  • Pasticceria
  • Bakery
  • Kitchen Supply Store
  • Pasta Shop
  • Butcher
  • Rooftop Wine Bar

Famous Landmarks You'll See

  • The Pantheon
  • The Spanish Steps
  • The Trevi Fountain

Recommended Tastings

  • Aragostine pastry
  • Espresso
  • Prosciutto
  • Gelato
  • Pizza al taglio
  • Pasta
  • Tiramisu
  • Chocolate
  • Aperol Spritz

OVERVIEW:


This self-guided tour of the historic center will walk you to Rome’s most atmospheric sites, stopping at gastronomic hot spots along the way for delectable food, coffee, and wine.

An immersive, sensory experience, this 4-hour tour is designed to seduce the eye and romance the palate. Gaze at the Pantheon, make a wish at the Trevi Fountain, and eat like a true Roman.

 

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:


  • Take in the aroma of wood roasted coffee beans before savoring the city’s creamiest espresso.
  • Salivate over thick-cut steaks from Chianina cattle at an award-winning butcher, beloved by well-heeled locals.
  • Allow the sublime ooze of a grappa-infused truffle to melt in your mouth.
  • Savor silky slices of prosciutto and wash it down with house-made red wine.
  • Lick the cup clean in the world’s greatest gelateria, offering amazing all-natural flavor combinations.
  • Treat yourself to a slab of pizza al taglio, topped with zucchini, pesto, and pine nuts.
  • Gift yourself with a new truffle shaver at a niche kitchen supply store.
  • Twist fabulous fettucini around your fork at an unassuming pasta shop.
  • Indulge in a generous serving of classic tiramisu, or try the strawberry version instead.
  • Sip an Aperol Spritz on a rooftop terrace with a picturesque view that’s to die for.

TOUR DESCRIPTION:


From Ancient Architecture to a Butcher Bedecked in Marble

Beginning at Rome’s awe-inspiring Pantheon, completed by Emperor Hadrian over 2,000 years ago, you’ll take in the temples many columns which rise in a magnificent visual show.

After you’re done marveling, take in the aroma of wood-roasted coffee beans at one of the city’s coveted cafes where you can warm your belly with a creamy gran caffe.

Then it’s a picturesque walk to the ultra-luxe interior of one of Rome’s beloved butchers. Salivate over thick-cut steaks from Chianina cattle, drool over the display of ready-made dishes like saltimbocca alla Romana, and admire platters of neatly trimmed Roman-style artichokes.

 

Sweet Dreams Are Made of This

Whilst you take postcard-perfect photographs of romantic cobbled streets, you’ll stroll to an irresistible iconic chocolatier. Take a seat at a table and allow the sublime ooze of a grappa-infused truffle to melt in your mouth. And if you’re feeling extra naughty, try a fluffy crepe piped with chocolate.

 

Make a Wish, Change Your Destiny

Take it easy for a little while at Rome’s baroque Trevi Fountain, seen in the iconic Italian film, La Dolce Vita. Check out your reflection in the glittering turquoise waters, or marvel at the sculpture of Oceanus – the divine personification of the sea. Before you go, don’t forget to throw a coin over your left shoulder into the water and make a wish.

 

A Little Indulgence Never Hurt Anybody

Make your way to one of the Eternal City’s hidden gems – a little place where meats sway in the window and the perfume of pungent cheeses permeate the air. Order a mixed tasting plate and a glass of housemade vino before licking gelato at the world’s best gelateria.

 

Up Your Pizza (and Kitchen) Game

Time for a double treat! Devour a slice of gourmet pizza topped with zucchini, pesto, and pine nuts. Then, take a short walk to an ultra-chic kitchen boutique to shop for a truffle shaver or a pannacotta mold.

 

Piping Hot Pasta and Terrific Tiramisu

There’s nothing more Italian than a simple plate of pasta followed by a generous serving of tiramisu. At these two stops, order steaming fettuccine before sweetening your experience with a coffee-soaked sponge layered with luscious mascarpone.

 

Stairway to Heaven?

Ascend 135 beautiful Spanish Steps from the Piazza di Spagna to the Trinità dei Monti church. Nearly 300 years old, you’ll scale this open stairwell just like Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck did in the classic movie Roman Holiday.

A short wander and you’ll find yourself at a 19th-century boutique hotel, sitting in the wine bar on a 5th-floor rooftop terrace.

Clink your glasses, toast the day, and gaze at the topaz-colored sunset.

 

KEY DETAILS


Touramisu|Self-Guided Food Tours Rome
CITY:  Rome
NEIGHBORHOOD: Centro Storico
START:  Pantheon
FINISH:  Spanish Steps
DURATION: 3.5 – 4 Hours
MODE:  Self-Guided Walking Tour
DIFFICULTY:  3 km over mostly flat terrain with some uneven pavement and steps.

DATE: Whenever you like. Most of the businesses are open 7 days a week, with a few exceptions:

  • The butcher shop is closed on Thursdays and Sunday.
  • The gelateria is closed on Tuesdays during the fall/winter.
  • Most businesses in Italy are closed on December 25.
  • Businesses throughout Rome may be closed in August, especially on the days surrounding the national holiday of Ferragosto on August 15.

TIME:  Any time during normal business hours. In the fall and winter, the best time to start is late morning, around 11:30 am. In the spring and summer, 1:00 pm is ideal.

 

INCLUDED:


  • PDF, 53 pages, 4:3 standard
  • PDF, 53 pages, 16:9 widescreen
  • Custom Google Map

 

EXCLUDED:


  • Food and drink

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$24.95

     

What Our Customers Are Saying

Don’t just take it from us, let our customers do the talking!

I purchased the Rome food tour from Touramisu in October 2017. So glad I did! I visited places that I would never have known about. The pasticceria was a highlight (I love tiramisu), as was the rooftop bar. The tour instructions were very clear, and I liked how I was able to go at my own pace, and not be rushed. I timed it so that I ended up at the rooftop bar for a spectacular sunset. The cost of the tour was a great value. Deborah Skreslet

Having the local perspective on this food tour with Touramisu was invaluable! When traveling, sometimes it’s hard to know which restaurants and shops to visit (or avoid) but this food tour covers all the Roman specialties including gelato, homemade pasta, and refreshing cocktails. Not only did I learn about Roman food and drink options, but I also enjoyed the money-saving tips, the tour’s witty approach to dining as well as learning about the faux pas. I also had a great time sightseeing too! All of the restaurants and shops are near well-known attractions like the Pantheon, Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps. If you can, finish your tour at the rooftop bar for an unforgettable view of Rome’s skyline!  Danielle Desir

You’re Protected with Our 100% Risk-Free Money-Back Guarantee

Touramisu’s self-guided food tour, Rome: Centro Storico, comes with a 100% Money-Back Guarantee. If you’re dissatisfied for any reason, email us within 7 days of completing the tour. Just send us a selfie taken at one of the food stops along with a little constructive feedback and we’ll give you a full refund.

FAQS
Frequently Asked Questions.
Is the food included in the price of the tour?

No.

Our goal is to provide you with a food tour that offers maximum flexibility and freedom.

By paying for your food purchases as you go, you’re in the driver’s seat. You get to choose what to order, how much to order, and how much to spend.

It means you can follow our recommendations or…

Eat whatever you want…

Eat as much as you want….

Order seconds….

Skip the foods that don’t appeal to you…

Order one tasting and share it between two people…

Stick with your vegetarian or gluten-free diet…

Pay as you go means you’re in complete control!

If you do chose to follow our recommendations, you can expect to spend about $40 per person on food and drink.

What if I don't know my travel dates yet?

This would be a problem with EVERY other food tour on the market, but lucky for you, there’s no need to pre-book a Touramisu Food Tour.

Be spontaneous if that’s your style. Our instant download means you can explore on a moment’s notice.

Lousy weather?

No problem.

Change of plans?

No problem

There are no cancellation fees.

Ever.

Will the tour work on my device?

The tour is a downloadable PDF file that can be viewed on any device.

Desktop or Mac.

Phone or tablet.

Android or Apple.

Choose the 4:3 standard PDF (best for tablets) or the 16:9 landscape (best for phones). Both versions are included with your purchase.

Will I have to pay expensive roaming fees to access the tour?

Absolutely not. Unlike a lot of apps, the entire food tour can be downloaded to your device. Once you’ve downloaded it, you can view it without an internet connection.

(You can also choose to navigate using the optional custom Google map while connected to the internet if that’s your preference.)

Either way, it’s your choice.

How many people can take the tour together?

Again, it’s up to you.

(See the trend here?)

The tour works well for one, two, or more.

And unlike EVERY other food tour on the market, you only need to purchase ONE TOUR no matter how many people are in your group!

So the bigger your group, the bigger your savings!

Most of the tastings are meant to be enjoyed standing so there’s no need to worry about finding a table.

Some of the places you’ll be stopping at are quite small and, depending on the time of year, may be crowded. Expect to queue during busy times, and if you have a large group, it’s possible you may have to take turns going inside to order.

Do I have to take the tour at a specific day or time?

No. Most of the stops are open 7 days a week, with a few exceptions:

  • The butcher shop is closed on Thursdays and Sundays.
  • The gelateria is closed on Tuesdays during the fall/winter.
  • Most businesses in Italy are closed on December 25.
  • You should expect businesses throughout Rome to be closed in August, especially on the days surrounding the national holiday of Ferragosto on August 15.

You can take the tour anytime during normal business hours. In the fall and winter, the best start time is late morning, around 11:30 am. In the spring and summer, 1:00 pm is ideal.

How many places does the tour stop?

The tour takes you to 10 different stops; the majority each include at least one recommended tasting.

Since the tour takes place in the historic center, you can easily combine your sight seeing with your bite seeing.

Are there any washrooms on the tour route?
Yes. There are washrooms at the 1st, 3rd, 4th, and last stop of the tour.
Are you a socially responsible business?

Each of our self-guided tours is paired with a non-profit program working to fight hunger around the world. A portion of the profits for every ROME: Centro Storico tour is donated to the One Acre Fund to help end poverty and hunger.

That means that when you purchase a Touramisu Food Tour, you’re also creating meaningful change in the world. Because with every tour you purchase, you support a person in need.

Is it really risk-free?

Yep! We don’t want you to foot the bill unless you truly enjoy experiencing authentic Roman cuisine with a Touramisu Food Tour.

That’s why we have a 100% Risk-Free Money-Back Guarantee.

If you take the tour and are dissatisfied for any reason, email us within 7 days of completing the tour. Just send us a selfie taken at one of the food stops along with a little constructive feedback and we’ll give you a full refund.

Still have questions? Send them to us and we’ll get back to you right away. We’re here to help.

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