Traditional Food and Wine Tour In Roman Countryside
Experience full culinary immersion on this half-day food and wine tour in Roman countryside in Castelli Romani. Explore the enchanted hilltop town of Ariccia (the birthplace of world-famous Porchetta) and savor authentic and traditional Roman dishes accompanied by Frascati house wine. Your expert guide will describe every dish for you and will make sure that you leave with the better knowledge of Italian and Roman food. On this tour you will have a table-full of mouthwatering dishes and unlimited house wine.
- Small group (max 15 people)
- Expert guide, for this tour we use food-historian or a chef guide
- Air-conditioned coach to take you to and from Castelli Romani
- Family run taverna opened exclusively for your group
- Bonus: 1-hour skip the line tour of the Chigi Palace built by Gianlorenzo Bernini
- Recipes to take home
The meeting point for this tour is very convenient and located at the Re di Roma metro stop (Line A). Your guide will meet you at the meeting point at 9:45am and after a quick check-in you will board the coach and head off to the Roman countryside. As you ride along the ancient Appian way and the park of aqueducts your guide will keep you captivated and entertained with an expert narrative.
Upon arrival at Ariccia, you will have a short break while your guide arranges the visit of the first venue: Chigi Palace. The palace was built by the genius of Baroque architecture Gianlorenzo Bernini for the powerful Chigi family of Rome. You will learn not only about the family, but also about the region of Castelli Romani, and of course about culinary traditions.
Second and main venue is lunch at a family run Osteria (Tavern) opened just for your small group. The owners of this charming little restaurant will personally take care of you and the group. The lunch is a full, three-course meal with proper Antipasti, Primo, Secondo and Tiramisu for dessert. As the wine flows your passionate foodie guide will describe every dish in detail for you and even give you recipes and cooking techniques so you can impress your friends back home.
The menu includes:
Antipasto: porchetta, prosciutto crudo, mortadella, salsiccia (smoked or cured sausages), coppieta (Roman pork jerky), sweet or hot salami, mozzarella di bufala (buffalo milk mozzarella), bruschetta, fritatta, grilled veggies.
Primo: choice of Amatriciana, Carbonara, Griccia, Ragu, or Caccio e Pepe.
Secondo: choice of grilled sausage, pork-chops, grilled lamb skewers.
Every person will also have 1 basket of bread, 1 bottle of water per person and unlimited red or white Frascati house wine to accompany your meal. Everything is included in the price of the tour. Vegetarian and vegan menus available, a special request is required at the moment of booking.
- English speaking expert guide
- 1 hr tour of the Palace and Museum
- Authentic Roman lunch in local Taverna
- Exclusive venue, restaurant opened just for your group
- Transportation to and from Castelli Romani
- Recipes of dishes
- Unlimited red or white wine