Set out on a culinary adventure one of the world’s epicenters for cuisine. Explore local, non-touristy neighborhoods in the company of an expert guide to savor the best of Rome’s local dishes.
Begin in the neighborhood near the Vatican, Prati, for aperitivo, a type of Italian happy hour. Get acquainted with your fellow foodies and local guide over wine and a tasting of truffles, aged balsamic vinegar, a variety of cheeses.
Following, head over to the best pizza al taglio (pizza by the cut) Rome has to offer. Select from an array of seasonal and local flavors, and indulge in one of the best pizzas you may ever taste.
Next, head to a family-owned, gourmet food shop, offering hundreds of types of local meats and cheeses. Get the chance to savor some of their best varieties with a perfectly paired glass of wine.
Finally, stop at a local favorite for a serving of handmade pasta before ending with a few scoops of artisanal gelato. Learn from your guide about the history of the neighborhoods, the food culture in Rome, and maybe even a few Italian words.
After indulging in an incredible assortment of local dishes, set off to continue to explore the Eternal City.
Availability: Daily at 5.30pm
Duration: 4 hours
Meeting point: Metro/ Underground “Cipro” (Line A)
- Aperitivo at Le Chiccherie
- A selection of fresh cheese
- Finest ham and truffle
- Homemade pasta with D.O.C.G Vermentino wine at an award-winning restaurant
- Artisanal gelateria from Fatamorgana. Ingredients are 100% natural
- Over 20 food & wine tastings
- Bottle of water
- Umbrella if it should rain
- Liver tour commentary provided in English
- Chance to discover Rome’s culture food with a local guide
- Samplings of locally produced meats and cheeses
- Pairings of several local, Italian wines
- Opportunity to try Rome’s famed pizza al taglio, or pizza by the cut
- Delicious handmade pasta for a local Roman dish
- Private tour option available. For more Information or/ and inquiries please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
"Vatican Museum Tour"
We made our way towards the Vatican museum ticket office and luckily bumped into a very nice Spanish guy who suggested this company. Maya tours were absolutely brilliant. Our tour guide was Lebanese and was very knowledgable and funny. He made sure all the 20 people in our tour got the best out of the visit and his explanation of the history behind how the Vatican came to be and Michael Angelo’s Sistine chapel made us appreciate what we were looking at so much more than if we had just bought a ticket. The tour lasted about two and a half hours. Definately recommend this company.
"Worth every cent for Vatican Tour"
Our family of eight visited the Vatican during late December. The lines were hours long and we decided to join a Maya Tour. It was worth the cost in every way: we skipped the horrific lines and learned a great deal from our guide Deborah. The headsets allowed us to hear Deborah while looking somewhat independently during the tour. The tour group was huge — at least fifty, but Deborah was knowledgable and kept the tour interesting and snappy to young and old alike for several hours. Comments directed at a family accused of being gypsy pickpockets were a shock and the accuracy of the accusations is unknown. You might say this set the tone for theft and taking whatever one pleased as we learned about the history of the Vatican. Watch your pockets, indeed!
"Excellent tour of the Collosseum, Palatino and Roman Forum "
We started under a “meteorological bomb” aka lots of rain, but our guide Diego, had so much information and was so full of energy that we stick to it and did not regret it. Booking a tour is 100% worth it as you skipped all the lines, you are given a headphones and can hear the guide perfectly , even if you fall a bit behind or look at other things while listening.
I am 100% convinced that we got much more with being with a guide _ as an historian I usually do the reading myself and/or take the audio guide, but this skipping the line make the extra $ worth.
"Best guided tour that i ever had!"
In a few words, we had the luck to find a guide very passionate about his job. A person with tons of information about cultures, religion, history and arts. His name is Ribal Abighanem. He explained, in detail, every single piece of art or history that we’ve meet along the Vatican tour. It was really a celebration of culture!
Thanks to Gabriel our tour guide we had an amazing experience at the Vatican! Was so helpful, kind with a very good English. Thank you Mayan Tours for this opportunity!!