Even on the shortest Rome Italy guided tours, you will want to make time to try some of the local cuisine. Italian food is famous across the world, and pizza is one of the most popular dishes. There is something very special about eating an authentic pizza when in Rome – what makes it so good?
Eating freshly cooked pizza in Rome is a rite of passage, something that no one who visits this beautiful city should miss out on. Some guided tours of Italy will be solely about the food – it’s that good. But even if your tourist guide Rome is more about the ancient artefacts and attractions than the cuisine, you will still be able to enjoy a good pizza. You can find a pizzeria in almost every street. Or if you’re in a hurry, you can often find a street vendor selling piping hot pizzas with exactly the right amount of seasoning and ingredients on top. This is perhaps one of the reasons that pizza in Rome is so wonderful. There is a lot of competition, and any kind of substandard pizza would quickly lose out against its much better rivals. So it almost doesn’t matter where you go to eat, or what kind of pizza you choose; they are all (generally) going to be excellent. As well as this, there is a certain pride that comes with pizza being made in Italy. Italians love their food and consider it as the best of all, and pizza is so iconic that this perhaps especially is made with a lot of care and with great attention to detail.
In Italy, family is extremely important. As you enjoy your Rome Italy guided tours, you will see an abundance of restaurants, shops, and businesses that are family owned and run. A family run business could have been in the same family for many years – and many generations. The food made in family run pizzerias will be made with a great deal of love. The recipes used could even go back many decades – perhaps further – and even if they have been given a bit of a modern twist, they are still traditional at heart. And of course, with so much time having passed by, those recipes will have been perfected, giving you the best pizza you could possibly ask for. Private tours of Rome can even include pizza making courses if you book in advance, and these can be hugely fun. As a bonus, you will end up with a lovely lunch or dinner at the end of it! Ask your tour guide what their favourite restaurant is, and they are sure to have an answer, and a reason why. This is the best place to start if you are feeling confused by the number of places you can eat it. Personal recommendations are often the most honest way of discovering excellent places to eat.
The wonderful thing about organising private Rome Italy guided tours is that you can choose what you want to do. You might want to arrange private Vatican tours, or a specific foodie tour. It is your choice, and with so much to see and do in Rome, you will never be stuck for ideas.