Rome Pizza Walking Tour

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Overview

Scout out the best pizza in town on this 3-hour pizza walking tour of Rome, led by a friendly food-expert guide! Discover the best family-run bakeries, popular pizzerias and real locals favorites, sampling various toppings plus pizza al taglio, alla palla and, of course, the crispy Roman scrocchiarellas! Hear the history of the humble pizza, sample traditional drinks and visit the Basilica of Santa Maria Maggiore one of Italys largest churches on this must-do tour.
Numbers are limited to twelve on this small-group tour, ensuring personalized attention from a guide.

Highlights

  • Family friendly
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

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Meet your guide in the Monti area of central Rome near Piazza Venezia and then stroll to a 100-year-old, family-run bakery for a late-morning breakfast of pizza al taglio (pizza by the slice). As you walk, your guide will talk to you about pizza in Italy; hear about its origins, the regional differences, and most importantly, pizzas place in Rome.

Born in Naples, pizza is likely to have started out as focaccia (Italian flat bread) topped with fresh and readily available ingredients like tomatoes and milky fresh mozzarella simple staples of Italian cuisine. Hear of Neapolitan pizzas today, characterized by thick doughy rims and elastic bodies, and learn of the Romans take on the dish scrocchiarella pizzas with crispy-thin crusts.

Make your way to another local delicatessen and learn about the ingredients used on variations like capricciosa (made with mushrooms, artichokes, ham and olives), and discovering how the toppings are added at different stages of the cooking process. Sample mozzarella cheese, cold cuts of meat and pickled vegetables, washed down with a citrus-flavored soft drink called chinotto. Then, work your way further into the Monti neighborhood while learning about iconic Roman monuments like the Colosseum.

Stop in another family-owned bakery to sample pizza alla pala, a pizza cooked on flint rock rather than the usual tin surface. Now is time to get ready for a dessert. Stop in a Rione Monti shop and enjoy a tasting of Italian gelato, made with seasonal ingredients. Continue your stroll, stopping for photos at the Basilica of San Pietro in Vincoli one of Italys largest churches. Admire its architecture and hear how Pope Francis celebrated his first mass inside after becoming the new pope. Head inside to see the tomb of famous Baroque artist Bernini alongside other notable Italian dignitaries.

Finally, visit one more pizzeria, for you guessed it more pizza! Popular for its wood-oven specialties, the bakery is always packed; its a testament to its deliciously crunchy pizzas, baked with passion and pride. Watch the bakers work their magic in the kitchen, and then enjoy a slice of pizza washed down with a refreshing local beer. Your tour finishes inside the pizzeria, where you can stay longer, if you wish.

Inclusions for Rome Pizza Walking Tour

  • Professional guide
  • Pizza and topping samples
  • 1 soft drink (chinotto)
  • Italian Gelato
  • Local beer

Exclusions for Rome Pizza Walking Tour

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

A moderate amount of walking is involved

A maximum of 12 people per booking

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • Thoroughly enjoyed this particular tour. Our guide, Alessandra, was entertaining and informative, and shared her knowledge of the area very well. Don't have a big breakfast, as there is lots to eat in the way of pizza, pizza toppings and tasty desserts!

  • This was so much fun, we enjoyed every minute. The food was great and plentiful and it's a great way to see and hear about a cool Rome neighborhood and taste its best offerings. Lucilla Lucy was a great guide and made the experience very enjoyable. Lots and lots of walking, wear good shoes.

  • Yes yes and yes! Pizza in Rome? What more could you ask for. I specifically liked this tour because our guide took a through traditional pizza, the history of pizza, and the different kinds. But be prepared: it's a lot of food!

  • Awesome tour and not just about food. Do not eat before going, there is way too much to eat.

  • Very nice tour. We did a lot of pizza eating and got to see a different area of Rome that we probably would not have seen with out the tour. Our guide was very nice and informative. We took this tour three years ago and still talk about it. It was fun day.

  • Fantastic tour and guide. Great intro into the Monte neighborhood.

  • Our guide was accommdating, punctual, and fun!!

  • Our guide, Alessandra, was great. We toured the archaeological area of the Roman forums on the way to the pizza places, and she shared excellent historical information. We then essentially tasted the construction of a pizza from the crust up - tasting the crust first, then the possible toppings, then the final product. We also took the side trip to climb up to the Church of St. Peter in Chains, which we might otherwise have missed.

  • What a great tour... it was not only a feast of wonderful Italian Pizza, it was also very informative with lots of unexpected stories and uncovering some hidden treasures.

  • My three boys, 28, 18, and 15, loved this tour. They said it was fun and they came back FULL!

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