I recently spent about 2 weeks in Italy, travelling from Milan to Rome.
I ate a lot on this trip (obviously, it’s Italy…) but by far, the best food I ate in all of Italy, was in Rome.
This was because we had a local show us where, what and when to eat.
Enter, Eating Italy Food Tours.
I mean what’s not to like about the combination of seeing new places and eating delicious new foods?
We chose the Trastevere Daylight Tour, and it was incredible!
Trastevere is an old neighbourhood on the west side of the Fiume Tevere (river), about 30 mins from the centre of Rome. It has cute cobblestone streets, colourful buildings and it’s one of the most desirable and expensive places to live in Rome.
Getting there isn’t the easiest, but it’s definitely worth it.
Our tour started in the heart of Trastevere with one of the most delicious pastries I’ve ever had. (top left pic)
Pastry for breakfast, yum.
We then ventured into a bunch of places that you’d just never think of going to on your own – places that looked completely ordinary and insignificant – but sheesh, did they have some delicious food!
The tour took about 3 hours and included 10 different food tastings.
My favourite part of the tour was La Norcineria Lacozzilli, where 3 generations work together serving delicious meat and deli products.
Now, ham has been my jam for a while now.
I love it, and when I lived in Spain I could often be found eating ham and drinking beer in Madrid’s Museo del Jamón. (I promise that’s not as sad as it sounds..)
Anyway, I consider my ham and meat tasting taste palette to be quite refined.
So believe me when I say the porchetta on rosemary flatbread from this place is absolutely sensational and by far the BEST thing on this tour.
(It’s in that top picture, on the left & in the middle)
Other tastings included cheese, cookies, pasta, wine and gelato!
Oh and something that Italian´s call a ‘suppli‘ – which is like a deep-fried risotto ball with cheese in the middle… yum-bo.
It was an amazing tour!
I really believe we experienced the best places to eat in Rome, and I recommend this tour to anyone visiting Rome. I actually wish I’d had more time so I could’ve done another of their food tours too…
Thanks for having me, Eating Italy – I hope I can experience some of your other great tours soon 🙂