Is the food tour touristy? Yep, absolutely. But that’s OK! How else are you going to explore so much of the fantastic food Rome has to offer in such a short space of time? The tour guides share interesting information about the food and drink and handy hints about gelato and restaurants.
Is it a social activity? Yes, but it all depends on the group dynamic… Our group did plenty of chatting and that seemed to help the wine go down rather nicely.
What was the food like? Was there enough of it? Yes, I was stuffed! Some people in my group couldn’t even finish it all! But a young guy soon came to the rescue and ate the last two slices of pizza for them (don’t worry – they hadn’t been half eaten). This sort of thing probably only really happens if a group is getting on really well, though.
What was the wine like? Was there enough of that too? Definitely! In theory, everyone had four glasses of wine each. But there were some welcome top-ups along the way too. Good job there was plenty of water on the go as well!
What’s the Trastevere neighbourhood like at night? Amazing! It’s a hot spot for tourists and locals alike. That could have something to do with all the restaurants and gelaterias! I’d recommend that you have at least one meal in the area while you’re in Rome.
I really do recommend the tour, and I’m planning to try out the food tour in the Prati neighbourhood on my next trip to Rome.
The tour provider also runs cookery courses and other culinary excursions in the local area. Food for thought indeed…
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Food Tour Provider is The Roman Food Tour,
Thanks to Henry for this opportunity