Meet your friendly guide, an expert food connoisseur, near the Pantheon to start your small-group espresso and gelato walking tour. Wander through historic Roman neighborhoods and pass the Pantheon, Piazza Navona, Via Condotti and the Spanish Steps as you take in the vibrant cultural atmosphere.
Begin your walking tour with visits to the famous coffee shops Sant'Eustachio, Tazza d'Oro and Caffè Greco, a historic cafe which opened in 1760. Learn all about the coffee-roasting process from your expert guide as you savor a tasting of freshly made espresso. Then, walk to the famous gelateries. Enjoy some tasty gelato samples and learn about the secrets of traditional Italian gelato making.
Next, visit one of the most popular tiramisu shops in the city, Pompi. Here, enjoy an exquisite tasting of tiramisu and listen as your guide explains how this delectable dessert is created. Your decadent culinary experience ends in the center of Rome, where you can continue to explore the city at your leisure.
Alternatively, upgrade to begin your tour with an artisan gelato class at one of Rome’s most popular gelaterie. If you have opted for this option, make your own way to the gelataria in the city’s Trastevere neighborhood. After an introduction into the world of Roman gelato from the shop’s gelatai (ice cream maker), don your apron and prepare to make the base for your authentic gelato.
Next, learn how to use the machines, follow the gelatai’s instructions and marvel as your ingredients turn into mouthwatering gelato right in front of your eyes. Finish your class with a refreshing taste of your own creations. Then, follow your guide as they escort you to meet the guide for your 2.5-hour espresso, gelato and tiramisu walking tour.