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Half-Day Food and Wine Tasting Tour in Rome

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Half-Day Food and Wine Tasting Tour in Rome

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Overview

Eat and drink your way around Rome on an evening food tour of the city center and Trastevere. In a small group of no more than 12 people, you’ll learn about Rome’s cuisine through the ages, get tips for places to eat, and sample some of the finest food in town. The 4-hour tour is done by foot, and includes ample food samples, supper in a Trastevere restaurant, and a locally made gelato.
  • Explore Campo de’ Fiori and the city center with a guide
  • Enjoy salami, salted cod, artisan cheese, pizza, and more
  • Stop for supper in an atmospheric Trastevere eatery
  • Finish with fresh gelato in an authentic gelateria
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Departure Point

Piazza Campo de' Fiori, 23, 00186 Roma RM, Italy

Departure Time

5:30 PM

Return Details

Trastevere, Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy
Meet your guide in front of Ristorante La Carbonara in Rome’s Campo de’ Fiori at 5:15pm to start your 5:30pm walking tour. With your guide and group together, you’ll then set off on foot to discover the food of Rome.

Work your way past the lively pavement cafes and buskers, and explore the city center while your guide regales you with stories of Roman history and food. Stop for a classic aperitivo of wine and artisan salami, and learn about the salami’s PGI (protected geographical indication), which is also a hallmark of quality Italian food.

Sample more PGI produce at a historical cheese shop, and pair the cheese with another wine. You’ll also try a signature Rome dish of baccalà fritto, which is a tasty, salted cod. Visit two other eateries to chow down on crispy pizza — ordered by the slice — and sample supplì, the melt-in-the-mouth morsels of fried risotto rice that are typical Roman fare.

After a short walk to work off the food so far, you’ll take a seat in a cozy Trastevere restaurant for a light supper. Tuck into traditional Roman antipasto and two primi (first course) dishes, washed down with two varietals of wine. Finally, you’ll head outside to a gelateria to finish on a high note — with gelato, of course. Your tour ends around 9:30pm, outside the gelateria.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Small group
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Nicom Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Half-Day Food and Wine Tasting Tour in Rome?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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What is the policy on sanitization during Half-Day Food and Wine Tasting Tour in Rome?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Half-Day Food and Wine Tasting Tour in Rome?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Half-Day Food and Wine Tasting Tour in Rome?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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  • "It's a must, especially if you only have a few days." See review
  • "Just don't eat anything leading up to this tour - you certainly won't leave hungry 😁" See review
  • "I highly recommend this tour for your first day/night in Rome!" See review

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star-5
I’d do this again!
Chris_J
, Nov 2021
This was an amazingly fun tour. The guide showed us many sights we would have missed if touring on our own. We had 5 stops at restaurants. Tasty bites were generously available from a cheese tasting to salamis, fried fish, rice croquettes and finally 2 kinds of pasta at a sit-down finale! Wine with each stop too. Our group was a blend of Americans, German and Scottish, all so nice. Thank you!
star-1
Scam! Don’t booked the food n wine tour from Nicom agency via Viator
Georgina_l
, Sep 2021
It’s horrible the tour guy did not show up at campo do fiori piazza meeting place (Nicom Tour Company) 5:30 pm we are there waiting until 6pm and nobody show up when we tried calling them they said the tour guy was infront of carbonara restaurant but we did not see him there when we booked in viator the meeting point was campo do fiori piazza not carbonara restaurant then when we tried calling again the nicom agency they did not answer our calls we got scam! We paid $188 for two and I want my refund money ! It’s a Hoax ! It’s a terrible experienced
star-1
Food tour? More like scam tour
Tes25
, Aug 2021
It was a total disappointment. The tour operator called less than an hour before to announce us that the tour was cancelled due to lack of participants. I’m sorry but if you take pride in your job you show up even if only two people booked your tour. They tried to offer us an alternative for a completely different thing which was also cheaper. We opted for a refund which was postponed again and again. My whatsapp messages were ignored and during the phone call the lady just said they know of my request, but didn’t seem to be an a hurry to solve it. Our luck was that we could request the refund via Viator, otherwise I don’t think we would have gotten it. The tour was a birthday activity for my boyfriend, so just imagine what a letdown it was!
star-1
Terrible .waited 1 hour and no one came. No apology, just a notification the next day of a refund
Teresa_B
, Jul 2021
They never showed up. Waited over an hour. Called, emailed and sent messages with no reply. Terrible. Ruined my birthday.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Tops
998normam
, Oct 2019
Guide was exeptional. Food stops were great and information educational. Just what I was epecting even better.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Wide variety of food lots of wine lots of walking
Ron v
, Oct 2019
Adrian was very friendly and knowledgeable, Good sample of different foods (loved the salami but pasta was a little disappointing... too dry). Wine at most food stops so be prepared. Lots of walking involved.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Great food and wine tour
Lynda_B
, Oct 2019
Adrian was our guide on the evening - he involved the group and made the tour most interesting. The food and wine was amazing! Well worth it! Thanks Adrian.
star-5
Fabulous food tour!
Rachael_W
, Oct 2019
My family had a fantastic evening on a food tour with Adrian. We couldn't have asked for a better guide - knowledgeable, fun & very personable. We learned lots of interesting stories about Roman history & got to sample delicious food and wine at some little hole-in-the-wall eateries we would have normally overlooked. Great fun with the group and certainly a highlight of our trip! Just don't eat anything leading up to this tour - you certainly won't leave hungry 😁
star-5
Rome via your tastebuds!
BertiBoy52
, Oct 2019
We thoroughly enjoyed our walk from the Campo de Fiore throughout the beautiful vias of Roma. Tasting all along the way! Adriano was our Guide and our group was a great mix of Europe, US and Canada. If you want to have some fun while tasting a bit of Rome and sampling the wines of the region this is the way to go!!!
star-4
Good company
Val E
, Sep 2019
I good day to eat and find out more about the city when travelling alone. The guide was good and friendly though a little more detail about the food would have been appreciated. The me at cheese pasta rice balls gelato and wine were good. The battered fish and battered courgette flowers were stodgy. A different fish course and some vegetables would have been nice.good company

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