Secret Walks of the Vatican Neighbourhood and Wine Pairing with a Sommelier
$80.50 per guest
$80.50 per guest
Immerse in the world of Rome together with other expats and travellers. We will be taking you through the ancient street of Rome with a free storytelling guided tour experience starting at 4.00PM
After that we will go to Alessandro's private apartment near the Vatican city for a 2 hour wine tasting and food pairing workshop. Be transported into a world of Roman gastronomy and hospitality, meet local Romans, expats and travelers from around the world.
What will you learn:
Learn about the history of the Vatican neighbourhood, secret corners, scandalous histories and more. Let our guide immerse you in the Roman past.
After that, learn about the origins of wine in Italy, the drinking culture of Italians, and answer some interesting questions - Such as why do italian bars always serve food, and why are Italians taught to drink from a young age.
We will start the tour by gathering at Hotel Della Concilizione. It is a beautiful hotel in the Vatican area.
Allesandro was very friendly and informative. He ensured we could easily locate his apartment. We enjoyed eating outside in the garden. I especially enjoyed the wonderful Pasta anchovy primi course he made. It was so subtly flavored and the herbs were his own organic home grown. The wine pairing with dinner was perfect. We got an education about the wines and foods and what is typical in Rome. This was a unique experience.
We absolutely loved the hospitality and delicious, authentic Roman feast prepared by Alessandro. The private dining experience provided by AlessNdro and his wonderful wife was very intimate and informative for first timers to Rome. I would highly recommend this experience for anyone looking to indulge in local, authentic Roman food and to attain first hand knowledge of Italy, the culture and local experience.
Alessandro was GREAT! A group of us booked him to celebrate a close friend's birthday! Unfortunately, were got lost and arrived late but he was extremely understanding--even after we moved our initial reservation time! He met us with smiles! He served us a 5 course meal with ingredients fresh from his garden and local wine! It's the best meal I have throughout my entire 7 day stay in Italy! And best of all was the desert! Peach cheesecake which was utterly DELICIOUS! On top of great food, he has great conversation. He asked about our lives and shared his too! I recommend anyone traveling to Italy to take full advantage of his services!
We had the most fun and culinary experience with Alessandro. He really made it into a special and homey evening and everything was taken care of to perfection. We are real foodies and this was the best dinner we had on our trip to Rome. Thank you so much Alessandro and can't wait to come back!
The dinner chef Alessandro Ricchi prepared for us was the best meal we had on our two-week vacation to Italy! Fresh, flavorful, and plentiful the experience was a memorable treat!