Enjoy delicious local cuisine on this 3.5-hour guided food, wine tour in the heart of Rome. From the starting breakfast till the gran finale, sample a wide assortment of foods and wines and eat like Romans do. Your friendly and informative local guide will share stories about the Vatican district and the specialties they produce and you will taste. At the end of this great gourmet experience the guide will take you through the entrance of Vatican Museums and hand you skip-the-line tickets, included in the price, for the galleries and the Sistine Chapel to visit on your own.
Meet your guide just outside the Vatican City to start a 3.5-hour food, wine and cultural experience. The Vatican district is famous not only for the museums and the Sistine Chapel but also for hosting the oldest local market in town: “Trionfale” market, running from the 19th century.You will start the tour in a bakery, to taste the typical pastry that Romans eat at breakfast, the rich "Maritozzo" and discover its history and the origin of its name.Inside the market you will be delighted by vendors pleasantness and warm welcoming inside their stalls, where we set tastings of vegetables, cheese, wine, salami and other regional specialties. After the appetizers inside the market, you will enjoy a flavorful lunch in one of the most popular restaurants of the area, preferred by locals, and eat typical Roman pasta samples like Cacio e Pepe, Carbonara and more. The tour will end delighting with a tasty, fresh, hand made gelato. An Italian lunch cannot end without an aromatic Espresso. Later, the guide will take you to the entrance of Vatican Museums and provide you with skip-the-line tickets, included in the price of this tour, together with some suggestions for your visit. Then, you can explore the galleries and the Sistine Chapel on your own at your pace and stay inside the museums until closing time.