OverviewScout 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.
- Family friendly
- Get inside tips from a local
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
Know More about this tourMeet 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)
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
A moderate amount of walking is involved
A maximum of 12 people per booking
- 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.
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