Experience what the Romans call “aperitivo” – the time to meet friends and share in drinks and light food before dinner. We meet in the Monti neighborhood known for its small cobblestone streets, hidden views of Ancient monuments and some of the best wine bars in Rome. We will explore this once seedy quarter where Julius Caesar was born and is now home to an interesting blend of artists and Romans who have lived there for generations.
Monti is located in the heart of the historic center behind the Colosseum and the Roman Forum, yet it is unique because it has retained its authentic neighborhood feeling. It is a great setting for this truly legit food & wine tour featuring some of the highest-rated wine bars with great local wines, a traditional neighborhood bakery and some of the best street food and quick bites that Rome has to offer made from the highest-quality ingredients.
Learn about the history of prosecco and the difference between this Italian favorite and the other “Italian champagne.” Go to where the locals meet for refreshment every evening and see why Monti is a favorite place to eat and drink.
Your expert guide will also recount the history of the neighborhood, how and why Monti went from being a neighborhood full of brothels and houses of ill-repute in ancient times to being one of the most popular evening destinations in Rome. During the tour there will be walking in between the stops giving you plenty of time to ask your guide any curiosities you may have about Roman food and drink traditions, culture and history. At the end of the tour if you’re still hungry your guide can direct you to one of the great restaurants in the neighborhood or maybe you’ll want to enjoy a sweet gelato, your guide will be happy to provide you with suggestions as well as directions.