The winding cobbled lanes of Trastevere. Dinner in a 17th-century villa. Combine both on this special walk-and-dine tour around this happening Rome neighborhood. Taking place in the evening, when the bars of the enclave hum with ‘aperitivo’ time, the tour starts with a walk around Trastevere’s pretty streets. Hear its history from a guide, and then stop in a 17th-century villa. Meet the chef and the family who live there, and savor a 4-course dinner with wine in the garden. Numbers are limited to 15 people for an intimate tour.
Your tour starts in Piazza Trilussa, the little but lively square in the heart of Trastevere. Begin your tour with a walk through the neighborhood’s cobbled streets, passing groups of locals gathering for aperitivo, and discovering little-known alleys and houses steeped in history. Once an Etruscan settlement, Trastevere went on to become a trade district on the outskirts of the city of Rome. Greeks, Jews, Romans and people from all walks of life made the area their home, and Trastevere remains a cosmopolitan and vibrant place today. Listen to in-depth stories about its history and culture as you walk.Your stroll leads to a 17th-century villa, tucked away in an unassuming backstreet. Step inside the private villa with your guide, and meet the family who live there as well as the chef who has rustled up your meal. Take a seat in the villa’s garden, and dine on four courses of traditional Roman fare, with wine to complement the menu. Gourmet food, good conversation and flowing wine in an idyllic Trastevere setting make this an experience you won’t forget. Your experience ends when your meal is finished, and your guide can help with directions back to central Rome.