Active Gourmet Holidays
Active Gourmet Holidays

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(Option: Customized Itineraries)
Rome, Italy - 4 nights
Available year round - Monday to Friday (excluding mid July to end of August)


Spend four nights in the Eternal City! While here you will learn to cook like a native Italian in the center of ancient Rome. You will stay in a 4 star hotel (or 3 star hotel if you prefer) and have a guided walking tour, two hands-on cooking classes at the chef's elegant private home and a personalized tour of the most famous ancient gastronomic markets in Rome. 


During the gastronomical tour, you will taste the true Roman typical snacks and if you would like, your chef can organize an Italian picnic in a wonderful park overlooking the city. 


With this escape, you will learn the secrets of the Roman cuisine through the cooking classes. Whether you are a novice or a serious gourmand, you will learn recipes from this experienced Italian chef.


Each hands-on cooking lesson will include a complete meal - an appetizer, a first dish (also hand- made pasta), a second dish and a dessert.


Welcome to Roma! 









Private transfer from Rome Fiumicino airport to your 4 star hotel (or 3 star hotel) located in the Spanish Steps area. 


Time at leisure.


Dinner in a gourmet restaurant close to your hotel.









This morning you will meet with your guide at the hotel for a half day guided walking tour of Rome. Your private guide will introduce you to some of the highlights of Rome : the Colosseo, one of the most famous buildings in Rome, the greatest arena in the ancient world, with a capacity of 70,000 spectators - also, Piazza di Spagna with the monumental staircase Spanish Steps, the obelisk and the beautiful church, Trinità dei Monti. Piazza Navona, a large and lively square that features three magnificent fountains. Then the magnificent Pantheon building which still stands as a reminder of the great Roman empire and the Fontana di Trevi, the most famous and one of the most beautiful fountains of Rome.


Time at leisure in the afternoon. 


Dinner on your own this evening.








This morning you will have your first cooking lesson in an Italian chef's private home in Rome. You will meet with the chef for a visit of the “Testaccio” market where you will choose the best ingredients for your recipes, then head back to her home.


At 10am you will have a three hour hands-on cooking lesson. You will learn some authentic recipes of the Roman and Italian cuisine. Lunch will follow the lesson. 


Afternoon at leisure and dinner on your own. 







This morning you will have your second cooking lesson with your chef.


Make your own way to the chef's home. You will learn some authentic recipes of the Roman cuisine with lunch following the lesson.


In the afternoon you will have a special tour in ancient Rome. Your chef will lead you on a visit of historic shops of Testaccio, Trastevere, Pantheon and Ghetto. You will visit the most ancient chocolate workshop in town, you will taste some of the famous Roman snacks such as “very crispy” pizza slices, fried vegetables, creamy cappuccino, and you will visit the most famous bakery in town.


Transfer back to your hotel and dinner on your own.





Departure and private transfer to Rome Fiumicino airport 


*The content or order of the itinerary may change depending on dates, availability of services or activities, local festivals/holidays, weather constraints, etc. Menus are samples and may vary according to the season





A minimum of 2 participants is required to run this tour and the tour is limited to a maximum of 8 participants (up to 10 upon request).


(The number of participants refers to how many persons are required to run the tour, not to how many persons you must have in your party. Please inquire.)






Closest Airports/Fiumicino Airport (about 20 miles) and Ciampino Airport (about 15 miles)


*These details are provided as additional information. Please check below to see if transfers are included in this tour.






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Please contact us for cancellation policy information. Travel insurance is highly recommended.  





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"Thank you so much for organising what turned out to be the holiday of a lifetime. Everything was first class from the luxury accommodation and transportation to our fantastic tour guides and spectacular excursions. While we went without a true understanding of Peruvian cuisine, we were blown away by the variety and quality of the produce and techniques used in the restaurants selected for us. We are already looking on the website for our next destination!" - Brenda A. and Lynne A., Glasgow, Scotland

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